Leon Burke, the Music Director and Conductor of the University City Symphony Orchestra and host of Diary of a Musician on Classic 107.3, joins John Clare to talk about the USCO’s upcoming free String Concert on October 17th, featuring music from William Grant Still, Samuel Barber, Ernest Bloch, and Johann Sebastian Bach.

This concert, which is the USCO’s first post-pandemic performance, has ties to the founder of the ensemble as well as to the recent loss of a board member/performer, in whose memory the concert will be dedicated. A pre-concert talk begins at 2:15pm, and more information can be found here. Note: Washington University COVID protocols are in effect for concert. Guests ages 12 and older are required to show full proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. All guests must also show a photo ID for entry. In addition, prior to coming to campus, all guests are required to complete the visitor self-screening.