Conductor Laureate of the St. Louis Symphony, Leonard Slatkin, spoke with Classic 107.3’s CEO and GM John Nasukaluk Clare about his “Made in America” concerts with the SLSO on October 9th and 10th. In these performances, Maestro Slatkin will explore what it means to be an American composer.

David Halen is the soloist in William Bolcom’s Violin Concerto, finding American sounds for a European form. Hungarian refugee Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra showcases the SLSO’s virtuosity, and Joan Tower’s Made in America celebrates the beauty of this nation, reminding us there is work yet to be done.

Find out more information about the concerts and purchase tickets here. You can also hear Saturday night’s performance LIVE on Classic 107.3 at 8pm!