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Mendelssohn and Bach

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February 11, 2022February 12, 2022

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall
718 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States

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Stéphane Denève, conductor

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH / trans. Leopold Stokowski Chorale Prelude “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”, BWV 720
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH / trans. Walter Damrosch Chorale Prelude “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”, BWV 720
JOSEPH HAYDN Sinfonia concertante
RICHARD WAGNER Prelude to Act I from Parsifal
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”

Stéphane explores the spiritual power of music, starting with two takes on J.S. Bach’s legendary prelude, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” Joseph Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante responds with grace, then Richard Wagner searches for redemption in his last opera, Parsifal. Finally, Felix Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony stretches across time to joyful triumph.

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