Hannu Lintu, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin
WENNÄKOSKI Flounce (U.S. Premiere)
SALONEN Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11, “The Year 1905”
Guest conductor Hannu Lintu leads Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, an epic work depicting tragedy to triumph on a massive orchestral landscape.
- After a 2013 performance of Salonen’s Violin Concerto, the Los Angeles Times declared that “Josefowicz easily impresses as a classical player who can rock.”
- Leila Josefowicz gave the world premiere of Salonen’s expressive Violin Concerto, a piece written for her, and returns to give the St. Louis premiere of the work.
- Program recommended for contemporary enthusiasts.