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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Stéphane Denève, music director
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

The Grammy Award-winning St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Stéphane Denève, is one of the world’s preeminent orchestras, celebrated for its warm and engaging sound, prolific and acclaimed recording history, national and international touring activities, and distinctive commitment to educational and community outreach efforts. They partner with one of today’s finest pianists, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, in this dynamic program. Chuphshah! Harriet’s Drive to Canaan by composer James Lee III opens the evening; the work explores aspects of the life of American freedom activist Harriet Tubman. Next, Gershwin’s jazz-influenced, rhythmic concerto features Thibaudet, and the program closes with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3, music written in exile from Russia that balances melancholy with exuberance, prayer with triumph.

James Lee III: Chuphshah! Harriet’s Drive to Canaan
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Major
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 44

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Endowed Patron Underwriters

  • Avis & Dean Hilfinger

Endowed Underwriters

  • Marilyn Pflederer & Vernon K. Zimmerman

Endowed Sponsors

  • Joan & Peter Hood
  • Carole & Jerry Ringer

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Anne & David Sharpe
  • Shirley Soo & Matthew Gorman
  • Masako Takayasu
  • Timothy Temple & Jerry Carden
  • Joan & Walter Tousey

Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsor

  • The Piano Shop

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Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Sa Mar 26, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
Advocate 80 / Standard 40 / SC 35 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Choral Balcony: 15 / UI & YTH 10