Sarah Bryan Miller, the late classical music critic of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and friend of the orchestra, covered the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with distinction for more than 20 years.On November 27-28, the SLSO honors her legacy with concerts given in her memory.
Conductor and former SLSO Resident Conductor Gemma New leads the orchestra in performances of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, and two works with mezzo-soprano soloist Sasha Cooke: Edward Elgar's Sea Pictures and Jake Heggie's The Work at Hand, which also features SLSO cellist Elizabeth Chung.
Miller bequeathed in excess of $1 million to the orchestra, a significant addition to the SLSO’s existing endowment. The SLSO announced in October it established the Sarah Bryan Miller Fund to support vocal soloists and underwrite performances of choral repertoire with the SLSO that Miller cherished. The November 27 concert is the first use of the Sarah Bryan Miller Fund.