Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis Concert Premiere
Dr. Allen Carl Larson will conduct the following program for the debut performance of MOSL's inaugural season:
W. A. Mozart: Overture to Marriage of Figaro
Felix Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Op. 26
Ralph Vaughan-Williams: English Folk Song Suite
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Tom Sudholt, well known DJ from KFUO FM Classic 99, and soon to be the main DJ for the 96.3 Radio Arts Foundation Classical Music station, will host the event.
Tickets can be purchased at the box office: $10 for adults and $5 for students (cash or check only).
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About the orchestra:
The newly formed Metropolitan Orchestra of Saint Louis is dedicated to providing a high quality ensemble where professional musicians can hone their skills while mentoring student instrumentalists, vocational players and music teachers. Beginning on September 30, 2012, the Orchestra will host concerts at the Maplewood Richmond Heights High School Theatre.
The Orchestra is composed of working professional musicians, amateur performers, music teachers, and student musicians, who are seeking a venue to perform standard symphonic repertoire at a very high level. As the mission unfolds, it will also be a place to showcase new conductors of both genders and diverse ethnic backgrounds.
The personnel of the orchestra allows both professional and amateur musicians to continue sharpening their skills, while providing unique educational experiences for younger student musicians. Together, the unified ensemble fosters a cooperative learning environment in an artistic atmosphere that brings the joys of music making to the community through accessible and affordable public concerts.
MRH instrumental music students will have the chance to 'audit' rehearsals this season. They will be invited to sit next to professional players of their instruments and gain invaluable insights into the inner workings of a symphony orchestra.
Additionally, all dress rehearsals for the season will be open to the entire MRH school district community, free of charge. Dress rehearsals will take place from 2:00-4:30 p.m. on the Saturday preceding each concert. As the partnership with the orchestra expands, more educational opportunities will be presented.
All concerts for the inaugural season will take place at the Maplewood Richmond Heights High School Theatre. 7539 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63143.