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May 23: New Horizons of Concert Music – Leon features selections of electronic concert music, with works by pioneering composer Wendy Carlos and others.  

May 16: The Genius and Madness of Schumann – Leon shares Schumann’s enigmatic Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129, his exuberant Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44, and more works from this remarkable composer.

May 2: Music of Erich Korngold – Leon shares selections of music by Erich Korngold, perhaps best known for his work scoring morives like The Adventures of Robin Hood and Captain Blood. Leon reminds us that Erich was more than just a film composer! 

April 25: The Magic of Schubert – Leon shares favorite selections of music by Franz Schubert… including songs sung by Dietrich Fisher Dieskau, the composer’s Octet, and more. 

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About Leon Burke III

Leon Burke III is Conductor and Music Director of the University City Symphony Orchestra in St. Louis, Missouri, and also serves as Principal Conductor for the Belleville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Assistant Director of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and often guest-conducts for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

A native St. Louisan, Dr. Leon Burke holds music degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Kansas. He has conducted at the Aspen Music Festival and the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival and has studied with such distinguished conductors as Sir Georg Solti, Leonard Slatkin, Edo de Waart, and Jorge Mester. This year Dr. Burke celebrates 30 years as a Principal Conductor for the Asunción Symphony.

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