William Bolcom: Violin Concerto

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, 718 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103

Conductor Laureate Leonard Slatkin explores what it means to be an American composer. David Halen is the soloist in William Bolcom’s Violin Concerto, finding American sounds for a European form. Hungarian refugee Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra showcases the SLSO’s virtuosity. And Joan Tower’s Made in America celebrates the beauty of this nation, reminding us there is work yet to be done.