St. Louis Symphony – Tchaikovsky’s Sixth
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Hila Plitmann, soprano
BARBER Symphony No. 1
BEAL New Song Cycle (World Premiere)
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”
Celebrating 50 years of working with the SLSO, Conductor Laureate Leonard Slatkin returns to lead Tchaikovsky’s passionate Sixth Symphony and a special commission dedicated to Slatkin in celebration of his legacy with the SLSO.
- In honor of Leonard Slatkin’s 50 years with the SLSO, the orchestra commissioned composer Jeff Beal for a newly composed song cycle. Beal is the mastermind behind the score of the popular Netflix series, House of Cards.
- Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 is his final work and is known for evoking passion in its powerful, romantic finale.
- Did you know: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 is also referred to as Pathétique, which in Russian means ‘passionate’, but in English, translates to ‘pathetic’, the opposite description of the piece.