The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation present contemporary chamber music performed in response to the art on view. The 2020 Spring season is curated by Tim Munro, Creative Partner at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Grammy Award-winning flutist.
This concert will include the world premiere of Study for Strings, a work by Susan Philipsz based on a 1943 composition of the same name by Czech composer Pavel Haas. The original orchestral work was performed at a concentration camp and recorded by Nazis as part of a propaganda film in 1944. After the performance, Haas and other musicians were executed. In 2012, Susan Philipsz reworked the composition for an eight channel sound installation at Documenta 13, isolating only the viola and cello parts and filling it with silence to honor the lives that were lost. This performance will be the first time Philipsz’s work has been presented live.
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