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St. Louis Symphony Program - October 5-6, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Program - October 5-6, 2012

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CONCERT PROGRAM
October 5-6, 2012
David Robertson, conductorSusan Graham, mezzo-sopranoWomen of the St. Louis Symphony ChorusAmy Kaiser, directorThe St. Louis Children’s ChoirsBarbara Berner, artistic director
 
MAHLER 
 
Symphony No. 3 in D minor
(1893-96, rev. 1906)(1860-1911)
 
Krätig. Entschieden (Forceully. Resolute)Tempo di minuetto. Sehr mässig(Minuet tempo. Very moderately)Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast(Comortably. Humorously. Without haste)Sehr Langsam. Misterioso. Durchaus
 ppp
 (Very slowly. Mysterious. Quite sot)—Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck(Cheerul in tempo and bold in expression)—Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empunden(Slow. Peaceully. With eeling)Perormed without intermission
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
David Robertson is the Beofor Music Director and Conductor.Susan Graham is presented by the Whitaker Foundation. Amy Kaiser is the AT&T Foundation Chair. Women of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus are the Linda and Paul LeeGuest Artists.The concert of Friday, October 5, is underwritten in part by a generous gift from Mrs. Sally S. Levy.The concert of Saturday, October 6, is underwritten in part by a generousgift from Mrs. Ann Lux.Pre-Concert Conversations are presented by Washington University Physicians.These concerts are part of the Wells Fargo Advisors Series.Large print program notes are available through the generosity of Mosby Building Arts and are located at the Customer Service table in the foyer.
 
FROM THE STAGE
Cellist Bjorn Ranheim recalls his rst experience with Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 as a member of the chorus: “This is one of the rst Mahler Symphonies
that I ever got to know as a member of the Minnesota Boychoir. Weperformed the work with the Minnesota Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony 
and I’ll never forget the power of singing the clarion tones amidst the massive
orchestral forces. To now revisit the piece by playing inside of the orchestra will be a real treat for me. Its jubilant and incredibly gorgeous melodies willstay with you forever!”
Trumpet player Mike Walk looks forward to his rst performance of a work 
seminal to his development as a musician: “In twenty years as an orchestral
musician, I’ve never yet performed this symphony—the piece that most inuenced my steps toward becoming an orchestral trumpeter. From themammoth rst movement with its dramatic trombone solos, to the lovely posthorn solo in the third movement, to the glorious chorale in the nale, it is
a fantastic world in music.”
SCOTT FERGUSON
Mike Walk

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