Every year, you tell yourself this is the season youll actually go to the symphony. But do you ever follow through? No. But tonights your chance to fulfill this pledge youve made, as the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra comes to you. Well, it meets you halfway, lets say. At 7 p.m., David Robertson and the SLSO will be arrayed on Art Hill in Forest Park (314-533-2500 or www.slso.org), awaiting your arrival. A full performance, featuring Rimsky-Korsakovs polonaise from Christmas Eve, Rodgers The Sound of Music: A Symphonic Picture and Fallas Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo (as well as several other pieces), is scheduled, and youll pay nothing for the pleasure -- its an absolutely free evening. Now come on: The symphonys giving this one away, so you have no excuse not to go, unless youre just plain rude.
Tue., Sept. 25, 2007