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An amazing program and collection of artists. Conductor Laureate Leonard Slatkin leads Bernstein’s emotional Symphony No. 3, “Kaddish,” dedicated to the 35th president, John F. Kennedy. Gold medalist at the prestigious Van Cliburn Piano Competition, Olga Kern, performs Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 1.
The amazing and fun Slatkin, the whole symphony chorus combined with children's choir, pianist Olga Kern, and the fabulous St. Louis Symphony. All the details below.
Come early and join me at the Dark Room before the performance. Otherwise, meet up in Powell Hall by the dessert bar by 7:30. Get your seats NOW. I'm going for the $32.50 seats downstairs. Keep us posted on your plans and seats here in the comments area.
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Meanwhile, here are all the details. Decide and buy your ticket now.
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Olga Kern, piano
Charlotte Blake Alston, speaker
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
St. Louis Symphony Chorus
Amy Kaiser, director
St. Louis Children’s Choirs
Barbara Berner, artistic director
LOIACONO Smothered by Sky
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1
BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 3, "Kaddish"
-Written for soprano, narrator, choruses and orchestra, Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3 surges with energy and flourishes of orchestration in this unique setting of a Jewish prayer.
-The Kaddish, a word meaning “sanctification,” is a Jewish hymn that is above all an expression of praise and worship. While often associated with mourning, there is no mention of death in the Kaddish.
-Gold medalist at the prestigious Van Cliburn Piano Competition, Olga Kern performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1, a virtuosic display culminating in a thrilling finale.
Musicians from the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America stationed at Scott Air Force Base, the 399th Army Band stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, and winds, brass and percussion from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra team up for an epic joint performance at Powell Hall. The music program details have not been released as yet but it would typically include a range of classical, popular and patriotic favorites.
The event is free. An RSVP is required. https://www.slso.org/en/com/community_concerts/community-events/joining-forces-on-stage-at-powell/
Seating will be general admission. Doors into the concert hall open at 2:30pm so we will want to enter Powell at that time. The concert will be followed by a complimentary reception in the foyer.