Music Director: Wendy Lea
Conductor Laureate: Allen Carl Larson
Assistant Conductor: Andrew Peters
The Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis is proud to announce the first concert of their ninth season on September 13, 2020, at 5:00 pm in the picturesque Frontier Park in downtown St. Charles, Missouri. Presented in collaboration with Union Avenue Opera, this exciting FREE concert features two of St. Louis’ brightest classical music stars: legendary conductor Leonard Slatkin and world-renowned soprano Christine Brewer.
The concert includes an exciting array of orchestral music from Beethoven’s celebratory 7th Symphony conducted by Conductor Laureate of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin to the overture from Rossini’s Il barbiere di Sivigila (The Barber of Seville) conducted by Wendy Lea, Music Director of The Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis.
Local opera sensation Christine Brewer will perform “Porgi amor” from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) along with some of her favorite works by Richard Strauss. Ms. Brewer and The Metropolitan Orchestra will be joined on stage by Scott Schoonover, Artistic Director and Conductor of Union Avenue Opera.
This concert has been underwritten by the Music Performance Trust Funds and The Metropolitan Orchestra of Saint Louis.Event: Symphony Reboot!
This concert is free and open to the public. All musicians will be seated at safe distance and will be wearing masks.
Audience members should bring their own lawn chairs and are asked to maintain social distancing except when seated with their families. All are encouraged to wear masks.