David Robertson, conductor
Erik Harris, double bass
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, "Classical"
TAN DUN Contrabass Concerto: The Wolf (U.S. Premiere)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV The Snow Maiden Suite
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
Bring your family and friends to relive favorite childhood fairytales with Peter and the Wolf enhanced with actors and projected visuals presented in partnership with the Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. With its vivid depiction of Peter and his animal friends and foes set to music, this timeless classic is a beloved tale you’ll want to share with the whole family. Principal Bass Erik Harris also performs the US premiere The Wolf, a concerto for double bass by the celebrated film composer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tan Dun.
Excerpt from Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
"A double bass solo with the STL Symphony. Wow, that does not happen very often. Our principal bassist Erik Harris is performing the U.S. premiere of a piece entitled The Wolf by the Chinese composer, Tan Dun."
– Donald Martin
Have a look into the creation of The Wolf with composer Tan Dun.