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Saturday, February 16, 2013
TPTBT (The Place to Be Tonight): Saturday, February 16
Photo Credit: Christian Steiner
Pianist Orli Shaham (pictured) and St. Louis Symphony conductor David Robertson demonstrate why they're the hardest-working couple in classical show biz with a bravura performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 2 ("The Age of Anxiety") as part of an American Masters concert weekend. The program also features the local premiere of City Noir, John Adams's hyperchaged 2009 homage to the Los Angeles of Raymond Chandler and Chinatown (which is being recorded live for future release on Nonesuch), and a gracefully lyrical reading of Copland's Our Town suite.
The concert starts at 8 PM at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. The concert will be broadcast on St. Louis Public Radio at 90.7 FM, HD 1, and on via live Internet stream but, to paraphrase the orchestra's web slogan, you have to see it live. Get your tickets at stlsymphony.org.