Mary Edwards

Senior Talk Show Producer, St. Louis Symphony Producer

Mary Edwards came to St. Louis Public Radio in 1974, just after finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  She has served the station in a number of capacities over the years, and is currently Senior Producer of  St. Louis Public Radio’s two local talk/call-in shows, “St. Louis on the Air” and “Cityscape,” and producer of the live Saturday night broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony.  Mary also teaches an undergraduate class in radio production at Webster University. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the flute, participating in various music activities at her church, and water skiing.

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Some legal rulings leave us scratching our head but for widely different reasons.  Don Marsh hosts our monthly legal roundtable.  We wonder what a judge was thinking when she left important court decisions to her clerks, why a judge approved a sex change operation for a convicted murderer serving a life sentence, and other legal issues. 

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The St. Louis Symphony concluded its 2011-2012 subscription series season with “Rach Fest” featuring Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concertos 1, 2 and 3 with Stephen Hough as soloist in six concerts over two weekends. 

The programs on Fridays, April 27 and May 4 featured the first Rachmaninoff concerto.  Hans Graf conducted the St. Louis Symphony on April 28 and 29 in a program including Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Skazka,” Op. 29, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, in C minor, Op 18.

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David Robertson conducted the St. Louis Symphony in concerts April 14 and 15 in Powell Hall in a program including Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45, Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D Major featuring pianist Leon Fleisher, and Prokofiev’s “Scythian Suite,” Op. 20.

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Did you catch our St. Louis Symphony broadcast on March 31? Well, whether you did, or didn't, we have a few fascinating interviews for you from behind the scenes of that performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor.

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We know, we know. No St. Louis Symphony broadcast this weekend. We'll miss it Saturday night, too. But, we're not leaving you completely void of your Symphony fix!

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Stanislaw Skrowaczewski conducted the St. Louis Symphony in concerts February 3 and 4 in Powell Hall in a program including Weber's Oberon Overture, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 with St. Louis Symphony concertmaster David Halen as soloist, and Schubert's Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, The Great.

Did you tune in to our live broadcast of the St. Louis Symphony on Saturday? Well - if you did, thanks for joining us, and, even if you didn't catch it that evening, you can still experience some of the fun from that evening. We have an encore for you, if you'll excuse the play on musical words.

David Robertson conducting at Powell Hall
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Today, the St. Louis Symphony is releasing details about its upcoming 2012 European tour, the first under Music Director David Robertson.  Beginning Sept. 5, the orchestra will make debut performances at the Musikfest Berlin | Berliner Festspiele, the Lucerne Festival, and at the Salle Pleyel in Paris.

(Märkl: Christiane Höhne, Gutiérrez: Cramer/Marder Artists)

Jun Märkl conducted the St. Louis Symphony in concerts November 11, 12 and 13 in Powell Hall in a program including Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat, Op. 73, Emperor, featuring pianist Horacio Gutiérrez, Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration and Ravel’s La Valse.

On Wednesday, Nov. 9 following a rehearsal, the St. Louis Symphony’s Eddie Silva spoke with Maestro Jun Märkl.

Here's their full conversation:

(Le Sage: Solea Artist Management, Denève: J Henry Fair)

Stephane Deneve conducted the St. Louis Symphony and Chorus in concerts Nov. 4 and 5 in Powell Hall in a program including Excerpts from Schumann’s Carnaval as orchestrated by Ravel, Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 with Eric Le Sage as soloist and Ravel’s Complete Ballet Daphnis and Chloe.

We have even more for you from those performances to quench your classical thirst before our next broadcast this Sat.

On Wed., Nov. 2 following a rehearsal, the St. Louis Symphony’s Eddie Silva spoke with Maestro Stéphane Denève. Here's their conversation: