Friday, April 26, 2013

TPTBT (The Place to Be Tonight): Friday, April 26

Scott Andrews
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Who: The St. Louis Symphony conducted by Bernard Labadie with clarinet soloist Scott Andrews
What: An all-Mozart program
Where: Powell Symphony Hall
When: Today at 10:30 AM and 8 PM and Saturday at 8 PM
Why: "Mozart’s sublime writing remains an audience favorite and this program devoted to his genius is no exception. Bernard Labadie leads the composer’s hypnotic Symphony No. 40, known for its unmistakable opening theme, and the Clarinet Concerto featuring Principal Clarinet Scott Andrews. Praised as “elegant” in the Boston Globe and “extraordinary” by the New York Times, Andrews’ stellar talent shines in the lyrical concerto, among the final works completed before Mozart’s death."  It's always nice to see a member of the orchestra in the solo slot and the dramatic and haunting Mozart 40 is always worth hearing.

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