vMost of Robertson's programs include at least one piece of contemporary or 20th-century music by composers including Claude Vivier, George Benjamin, Magnus Lindberg, Steve Reich, Ingram Marshall, Morton Feldman, and Gy‹rgy Kurtšg.
Other new music on the schedule includes the St. Louis premiere of a new work for piano and orchestra by Charles Wuorinen.
Highlights also include Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem (paired with Transmigration) and Mahler's Das Lied von Erde with soprano Michelle de Young. The SLSO will mark the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth with performances of 11 of his works, including the Requiem, the Mass in C minor, and the last three symphonies.
The season also marks the inauguration of a new cross-genre "fusion" series, which takes place on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Among other concerts, the series includes a performance with the Wayne Shorter Quartet, led by Robertson.
Guest conductors include Roberto Abbado, Philippe Jordan, Nicholas McGegan, Peter Oundjian, and David Zinman. Among the soloists on the schedule are Gil Shaham, Emanuel Ax, Leon Fleisher, Peter Serkin, and Dawn Upshaw.