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Lunch & Learn with Stéphane Denève and composers Kevin Puts and Nathalie Joachim | October 21, 2020
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Author: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
In this October 21, 2020, virtual Lunch & Learn, Music Director Stéphane Denève talks about the music of today. Moderated by Tim Munro, SLSO Creative Partner, the discussion centered on how composers with close ties to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra are telling the stories of today. Joining Stéphane are two composers who have relationships with the orchestra: Kevin Puts and Nathalie Joachim. Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts composed a fanfare to commemorate the start of Stéphane's tenure as Music Director. The SLSO gave the world premiere of Virelai in September 2019. Then in February 2020, the SLSO gave its first performances of Puts' Silent Night Elegy, a work the orchestra co-commissioned, to a full house at Powell Hall. Nathalie Joachim has been commissioned to create a brand new work for the SLSO and the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus, a chorus that specializes in the performance and preservation of music of African and African-American cultures. We extend special thanks