Steven Jarvi, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano
BERNSTEIN Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
BERNSTEIN Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
COPLAND Piano Concerto
GERSHWIN An American in Paris
Enjoy an evening of all-American classics with Bernstein, Copland and Gershwin. Bernstein’s On the Town pulses with energy as three young sailors explore New York City while Gershwin paints the picture of an American tourist experiencing the City of Lights, melding jazz and classical in a musical postcard. And hear why BBC Music magazine celebrates pianist Inon Barnatan for his “superior playing, penetrating musicianship and compelling interpretive insight” as he makes his STL Symphony debut with Copland’s Piano Concerto.
Excerpt from Gershwin An American in Paris