St. Louis Symphony Orchestra – Childress, Elgar, and Barbe
Stephanie Childress, conductor
Lise de la Salle, piano
SAMUEL BARBER Essay No. 2
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2
EDWARD ELGAR Enigma Variations
Conductor Stephanie Childress shares a program of heartfelt musical letters. Lise de la Salle “a pianist of steel…very fast, very accurate, dazzlingly percussive” (LA Times), makes her SLSO debut with Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto. Elgar’s Enigma Variations offers musical portraits of his friends and loved ones. Barber’s Essay No. 2, “written in wartime,” is expressive and confident.