Mary Edwards http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Jefferson Cowie On Economic Inequality, Organized Labor And The Working Class http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jefferson-cowie-economic-inequality-organized-labor-and-working-class <p>Jefferson Cowie is a professor in Cornell University’s School of Labor and Industrial Relations teaching courses in labor relations, law and history.&nbsp; His most recent book, <em>Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class</em> served as inspiration for Rebecca Gilman’s play, “Soups, Stews and Casseroles: 1976” which is now playing at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.&nbsp; While Cowie was in St. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 02:43:40 +0000 Mary Edwards 34494 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jefferson Cowie On Economic Inequality, Organized Labor And The Working Class Six Months In: STL Symphony Principal Timpanist Shannon Wood On Upcoming Concert & His New Role http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/six-months-stl-symphony-principal-timpanist-shannon-wood-upcoming-concert-his-new-role <p>When Shannon Wood assumed the role of Principal Timpanist of the St. Louis Symphony last September, he had big shoes to fill.&nbsp; His predecessor Richard Holmes had been in the position for 41 years before his death in 2011.&nbsp; Wood never met his predecessor but was well aware of his reputation and was humbled to accept the position.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:45:09 +0000 Mary Edwards 34426 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Six Months In: STL Symphony Principal Timpanist Shannon Wood On Upcoming Concert & His New Role Art Exhibit 'Imagining the Founding of St. Louis' Opens At The Sheldon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/art-exhibit-imagining-founding-st-louis-opens-sheldon <p></p><p>To celebrate the 250<sup>th</sup> anniversary of St. Louis, the Sheldon Art Galleries has organized a major exhibition depicting the founding of the city and the people involved. <em>Imagining the Founding of St. Louis</em> includes paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by a variety of noted artists.</p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:22:05 +0000 Mary Edwards 33547 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Art Exhibit 'Imagining the Founding of St. Louis' Opens At The Sheldon Anniversaries Highlight St. Louis Symphony’s Next Season http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/anniversaries-highlight-st-louis-symphony-s-next-season <p>The St. Louis Symphony announced plans for its 2014-15 season at a town hall meeting on Thursday, January 23.&nbsp; It is a season highlighted by many significant anniversaries: David Robertson’s 10<sup>th</sup> as music director, David Halen’s 20<sup>th</sup> season as concertmaster, Amy Kaiser’s 20<sup>th</sup> season as chorus director, the 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the In UNISON Chorus, the 45<sup>th</sup> season of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra&nbsp; and the 135<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the St. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:40:51 +0000 Mary Edwards 33247 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Anniversaries Highlight St. Louis Symphony’s Next Season The St. Louis Symphony’s David Robertson Looks Back and Forward http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-symphony-s-david-robertson-looks-back-and-forward <p>St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson sat down with<em> Cityscape</em> host Steve Potter for a year-end reflection on the accomplishments in the first four months of the 2013-14 season as well as a look at what is still in store.</p><p>Topping Robertson’s list of Fall highlights is the Carnegie Hall performance of Britten’s opera “Peter Grimes” which received much critical acclaim including being named in the top five classical concerts in 2013 by New York Times classical music critic Anthony Tommasini.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 23:39:02 +0000 Mary Edwards 32614 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The St. Louis Symphony’s David Robertson Looks Back and Forward Arch City Radio Hour Preview: Kim Massie And Peter Martin Concert http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-city-radio-hour-preview-kim-massie-and-peter-martin-concert <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-5afd6067-112c-63ba-8dac-109867bac82e" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Vocalist Kim Massie and pianist Peter Martin performed a concert before a sold-out audience in the UMSL at Grand Center Community Room on December 6. &nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 00:03:53 +0000 Mary Edwards & Camille Phillips 32449 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch City Radio Hour Preview: Kim Massie And Peter Martin Concert Kate Lindsey And Nicholas Phan In St. Louis Symphony's Bach Christmas Oratorio http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kate-lindsey-and-nicholas-phan-st-louis-symphonys-bach-christmas-oratorio <p>Mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey and tenor Nicholas Phan are two of the soloists that join David Robertson and the <a href="http://www.stlsymphony.org/">St. Louis Symphony and Chorus</a> in Cantatas 1-3 of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio on December 6 and 7. The two singers also performed in the St. Louis Symphony's performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor in April, 2012.</p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 23:24:06 +0000 Mary Edwards 32056 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kate Lindsey And Nicholas Phan In St. Louis Symphony's Bach Christmas Oratorio Rave Reviews For St. Louis Symphony’s ‘Peter Grimes’ In Carnegie Hall http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rave-reviews-st-louis-symphony-s-peter-grimes-carnegie-hall <p>David Robertson conducted the <a href="http://www.stlsymphony.org/">St. Louis Symphony</a> and Chorus as well as a roster of vocal soloists in a concert version of Benjamin Britten’s opera “Peter Grimes” in Carnegie Hall on November 22, the 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the composer’s birth.&nbsp; St. Louis Symphony goers had the opportunity to preview that performance the previous Saturday in Powell Hall.&nbsp; Both performances received accolades from audience members and critics.</p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 00:00:32 +0000 Mary Edwards 31851 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rave Reviews For St. Louis Symphony’s ‘Peter Grimes’ In Carnegie Hall Baby Blues Showcase: Featuring Young Blues Musicians For 12 Years http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/baby-blues-showcase-featuring-young-blues-musicians-12-years <p>When Jeremy Segel-Moss, guitarist with the Bottoms Up Blues Gang, conceived the idea of the Baby Blues Showcase, he probably didn’t think about the fact that his group would one day age out of the annual event. But that’s exactly what happened. The original intent was to give blues musicians under the age of 30 a chance to shine for one night at BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 22:31:56 +0000 Mary Edwards 31850 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Baby Blues Showcase: Featuring Young Blues Musicians For 12 Years St. Louis Symphony Celebrates Britten’s 100th With ‘Peter Grimes’ In Carnegie Hall http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-symphony-celebrates-britten-s-100th-peter-grimes-carnegie-hall <p>David Robertson, the <a href="http://www.stlsymphony.org/">St. Louis Symphony </a>and Chorus and a cast of vocal soloists led by tenor Anthony Dean Griffey and soprano Susanna Phillips traveled to New York City this week to perform a concert version of Benjamin Britten’s “Peter Grimes.” &nbsp;The November 22<sup>nd</sup> performance marks the 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the composer’s birth. St. Louisans were treated to a preview performance on November 16 in Powell Hall.</p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 01:13:52 +0000 Mary Edwards 31677 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Symphony Celebrates Britten’s 100th With ‘Peter Grimes’ In Carnegie Hall