Episode 19 Carl St. Clair

Episode 19 Carl St. Clair

Carl St. Clair, Conductor of the Pacific Symphony

Hear from one of America’s longest tenured Symphony Conductors, Carl St. Clair.  He is a musical treasure of the entire Orange County arts community and far, far beyond that as a beloved guest conductor of almost every major symphony in the US and Europe.  Not only do we hear of his very earliest beginnings in music, but his working with the great Leonard Bernstein.  Enjoy great memories with the early days of the Pacific Symphony and how it has become one of the prominent symphony orchestras of our time under St. Clair during his 28 years as Conductor and Artistic Director.  He highlights two of this season’s coming concerts, “Cathedrals of Sound” built around the deeply religious composer, Anton Bruckner, and his Symphony No 8 and then he speaks a bit about the symphony’s historic trip to Carnegie Hall this year to celebrate the 80th birthday of Philip Glass with the piece commissioned for the opening of our own Segerstrom Concert Hall, The Passion of Ramakrishna.          https://www.pacificsymphony.org

MUSIC:   Greeting   Leonard Bernstein
MUSIC:  There Will Be Rest   Frank Ticheli    Pacific Chorale, John Alexander, director
MUSIC:  The Passion of Ramakrishna  PROLOGUE   Philip Glass     Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale  Carl St. Clair, Conductor
MUSIC:  Symphony No. 8  II. Scherzo   Anton Bruckner  Vienna Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan