A Hero’s Life

Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:00PM
Powell Hall

A Hero’s Life

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A Hero’s Life

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Jelena Dirks, oboe

VARIOUS Yet Another Set of Variations (on a Theme of Paganini) (SLSO co-commission)
MOZART Oboe Concerto, K. 314
R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)

As Conductor Laureate, Leonard Slatkin is part of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra family. To celebrate his 75th birthday, the orchestra performs a new set of variations on Paganini’s most popular melody. SLSO Principal Oboe Jelena Dirks makes her first major concerto appearance with Mozart’s Concerto, while Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben displays the skill of every section of the SLSO.