The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has announced its fourth West Coast trip in seven years—the final tour for David Robertson as music director. The one-week tour, from Jan. 15 to 19, will take the orchestra to four California cities: Palm Desert at the McCallum Theatre, Santa Barbara at the Granada Theatre, Davis at the Robert and Magrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts (University of California-Davis), and Palo Alto at the Bing Concert Hall (Stanford University).
Performances include Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face Suite, Britten Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1. Violinist Augustin Hadelich will join the orchestra as soloist in the Britten Violin Concerto. The Powder Her Face Suite will be performed with additional movements co-commissioned by the SLSO, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Finally, David Robertson and the orchestra will perform Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1.
Now in its 138th season, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest.
Succeeding Robertson is Stéphane Denève, who is slated to begin his initial three-year term as music director with the 2019-2020 season. Denève will serve as music director designate during the 2018-2019 season.
For the complete schedule, visit slso.org/california.