Jan. 24 -- The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's 135th season will celebrate anniversaries (music director David Robertson's 10th, the 20th anniversaries of concertmaster David Halen , chorusmaster Amy Kaiser and the In Unison Chorus), the Youth Orchestra's 45th, and the City of St. Louis's 250th. That's a lot of big numbers, and to celebrate, the SLSO's 2014-15 season will feature its single most important element -- the musicians of the orchestra -- with 50 of the 100 players serving as soloists at regular subscription concerts. Those solos will range from concertos to duos and quartets, on programs that also include an array of world-renowned stars, including pianists Yefim Bronfman , Emanuel Ax and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, singers Susan Graham , Christine Brewer and Paul Groves . Guest conductors include Nicholas McGegan, Leonard Slatkin , Stephane Deneve and Semyon Bychkov . The season will include a host of favorite masterworks by Brahms, Gershwin, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and other big names. There will be a U.S. premiere, Detlev Glanert's "Frenesia," and music by John Adams and James MacMillan . For more details, check back on Friday afternoon, or see Saturday's paper. ___ (c)2014 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Visit the St. Louis Post-Dispatch at www.stltoday.com Distributed by MCT Information Services
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