• David Robertson on Kaija Saariaho and Quatre Instants

    "You understand yourself by understanding, profoundly, another culture."

    On March 10, David Robertson leads the St. Louis Symphony and soprano Karita Mattila in a performance of Kaija Saariaho's "Quatre Instants."

    Here, Robertson explains how the blend of cultures expressed in the music by the Finnish-born, Paris-based Saariaho attracted him to her work.


    March 10, St. Louis Symphony
    The American Orchestra: St. Louis Symphony
    Kaija Saariaho: Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair