Newly appointed Artistic Director of the George Enescu Festival and Competition, Grammy Award-winning conductor Cristian Măcelaru is Music Director of the Orchestre National de France, Chief Conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Interlochen Center for the Arts’ World Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director and Conductor of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

This weekend, he’s conducting the St. Louis Symphony orchestra! Cristian spoke with Classic 107.3’s Tom Sudholt ahead of this Saturday’s performances, which feature Cristian’s arrangement of Camille Saint-Saëns’ dreamy La foi, plus Dmitri Shostakovich’s turbulent First Symphony and pianist Alice Sara Ott making her SLSO debut with Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto. For more information and tickets, click HERE. Remember, you can hear the Saturday night concert broadcast live on Classic 107.3, beginning at 8pm!