January 12, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Touhill Performing Arts Center
1 Touhill Circle
St. Louis, 63121
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin
George Antheil A Jazz Symphony
Jeff Beal Violin Concerto (World Premiere)
Duke Ellington The Three Black Kings
George Gershwin Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture
This concert takes place at Touhill Performing Arts Center.
The SLSO and Jazz St. Louis come together for a very special festival. In three concerts over two weeks, Leonard Slatkin explores the ways jazz has enriched orchestral music. Each program ends with a work by George Gershwin, here suite from the opera Porgy and Bess. George Antheil’s Jazz Symphony is one of the first works of orchestral jazz, and Duke Ellington’s final work, The Three Black Kings was written as a eulogy for Martin Luther King, Jr. Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins makes her SLSO debut in Emmy winner Jeff Beal’s new jazz-inflected Violin Concerto.
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