St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson, Music Director and Conductor
Sunday, March 6Concert Hall 7:00 pm
$40, $30, $15; Five College/GCC/STCC students and youth 17 and under: $10
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is recognized internationally as an ensemble of the highest caliber. Maestro David Robertson captures the audience's attention whenever he stands at the podium. Energetic and vital, few conductors are as riveting, or make the concert experience so much fun. The Amherst program includes Vaughan Williams' "Variations on a Theme of Thomas Tallis," John Adams' "Dr. Atomic Symphony," and Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 6."
"St. Louis Symphony Orchestra music director David Robertson wants to change what is customary. The conductor of this proud 129-year-old orchestra prefers his concerts tightly connected, even if it means presenting a new-music program without the neutralizer of a tired war horse. How many major or mid-major orchestras ever do that?" (Chicago Sun-Times )