St. Louis Symphony Announces 2013 California Tour

Itinerary includes UC-Davis residency and performances, March 15-20, 2013


The St. Louis Symphony will return to California during its 2012-2013 season, touring the state March 15-20, 2013. The Symphony, led by Music Director David Robertson, will take part in an intensive 3-day residency program at the University of California-Davis, which will include community concerts, coachings with elementary, secondary and high school students, a side-by-side rehearsal with the UC-Davis Symphony Orchestra and a performance at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Violinist James Ehnes will be joining the St. Louis Symphony to perform Berg’s Violin Concerto at the Mondavi Center. The orchestra will also perform at venues in Costa Mesa, Palm Desert and Santa Barbara. St. Louis Symphony Principal Flute, Mark Sparks, will perform the Rouse Flute Concerto at the other venues.

It is the second tour of the season for the St. Louis Symphony; in September 2012, the orchestra performs in Europe for the first time since 1998.
“The St. Louis Symphony is pleased to return to California for this tour, built around this unique residency celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts,” said Fred Bronstein, President/CEO of the St. Louis Symphony. “The Symphony, with its robust array of community partnerships and educational initiatives, looks forward to an expanded level of engagement with the University of California-Davis and Sacramento communities that the residency affords. This tour, and the European Festivals tour scheduled for September 2012, as well as hosting the League of American Orchestras conference in June 2013, provide multiple opportunities to share the excellence of the St. Louis Symphony with a national and international audience, and promote St. Louis as the dynamic, culturally-strong center that it is.”


Programs for the 2013 California tour are as follows:
Sunday, March 17, 2013 —UC-Davis (Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts)
BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme of Haydn
BERG: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2

David Robertson, conductor
James Ehnes, violin

Monday, March 18, 2013 —Costa Mesa (RenĂ©e & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall)
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 —Palm Desert (McCallum Theatre)
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 —Santa Barbara (Granada Theatre)

R. STRAUSS: Don Juan
ROUSE: Flute Concerto
HINDEMITH: Mathis der Maler Symphony
R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

David Robertson, conductor
Mark Sparks, Principal Flute, St. Louis Symphony

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