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Spirit of St. Louis


Friday, September 16, 2016 8:00PM
Powell Hall

Spirit of St. Louis
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David Robertson, conductor
Charlie Brennan, narrator
Scott Andrews, clarinet
Clark Sturdevant, tenor
Jeffrey Heyl, bass-baritone
Mark Freiman, bass
St. Louis Symphony Chorus
       Amy Kaiser, director

WEILL The Flight of Lindbergh
BOULEZ Dialogue de l'ombre double
DEBUSSY La Mer

Opening weekend, celebrate the 90th anniversary of Lindbergh’s historic flight across the Atlantic with the STL Symphony and Chorus. Inspired by the pilot’s account of his solo flight, Weill brings to life that monumental achievement while Boulez’s work evokes the feeling of solitude in flight. The program comes to a spectacular conclusion with Debussy’s La Mer, depicting the beautiful waves and winds of the Atlantic in which the Spirit of St. Louis soared above triumphantly.

Don’t miss the complimentary champagne toast with Music Director David Robertson and STL Symphony Musicians during intermission.

Created by the Radio Arts Foundation

Funded in part by
Funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music

Champagne Toast sponsored in part by
 Freixnet

Media support provided by
St. Louis Post-Dispatch