Thanks to the generosity of some bighearted fans of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, I’ve been offered an opportunity to attend the mass orchestra concert which the musicians of the SLSO organized as a way to say thank you to their supporters.
The musicians of the SLSO will be joined by a host of professional orchestra musicians from 14 other orchestras for a one time only performance. You can learn more about the concert by visiting the Musicians of the SLSO website, but here’s the pertinent information:
What: The Musicians of the Saint Louis Symphony join musicians from 14 U.S. Symphony Orchestras in a concert conducted by Benjamin Zander to thank Saint Louis
Program: Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, and Shostakovich’s Symphony # 5
Cost:FREE (so get there early!)
If you have the opportunity to attend this concert, I highly recommend that you go out of way to do so, even if you don’t live in the St. Louis area.
While in town, I’ll also be attending a performance on Saturday evening presented by Crossings Concerts. Their Beatles Beyond Boundaries concert looks like it will be great fun; you can buy tickets for the event via their website. I understand Crossings is a group that is responsible for some really innovative outreach programs so I’m looking forward to attending one of their events.
If you’re planning to attend either concert and see this guy in the crowd, please come up and say hello.