Conductor Robert Hart Baker celebrates his 35th
season with a 100th anniversary birthday tribute
to his mentor Leonard Bernstein, summoning the
courage and vision of Beethoven and Shostakovich.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55,
Meyerbeer: Overture to “Le Prophete” (edited Mark
Starr) - US première
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from “On The
Shostakovich: Festival Overture, Op. 96
Concert 2 - Spellbinding Stories
Saint Louis Symphony principal horn,
Roger Kaza, is our featured guest soloist.
Special guest, Charles Brennan, radio personality,
will narrate Peter and the Wolf, an enchanting musical story.
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op. 11
Haydn: Horn Concerto No.1 in D, Hob. VIId:3
Dukas: Villanelle for Horn and Orchestra
Roger Kaza, French horn soloist
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 -
Charles Brennan, narrator
Concert 3 - French Connection
Virtuoso pieces for keyboard & orchestra and sublime
choral music, reflecting the high cultural influence of
France in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78
“Organ”. Chris Loemker, organ soloist
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue For Piano and
Orchestra, arr. Ferde Grofé. Ian Gindes, piano soloist
Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48.
University Choirs, St. Louis Community
College-Meramec Choir, St. Charles Community College
Chamber Choir with soloists Darcie Johnson, soprano
and Jeffrey Heyl, bass-baritone.
Concert 4 - Sonic Showcase
The Philharmonic’s own John Thomas takes the spotlight
as composer with the local première of his first symphony.
Afterwards, the orchestra performs colorful classical
masterpieces made popular in the films Amadeus,
Caligula, and Ice Age
Edmond John Thomas III: Symphony No,1 “The
Little Symphony” (1998).
Performance by 2018 Aspiring Young Artist
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV 550
Khachaturian: Spartacus Ballet selections