Mary Edwards

Production Manager, 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 Production Manager.  In addition to overseeing all the production activities at the station, she is the producer of St. Louis Public Radio’s two local talk/call-in shows, “St. Louis on the Air” and “Cityscape,” and the live Saturday night broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony.  Mary also teaches an undergraduate class in radio production at Webster University and serves as Secretary of the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Fine Arts and Communication Alumni Board. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the flute, participating in various music activities at her church, and water skiing.

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St. Louis Symphony
6:57 am
Tue January 24, 2012

St. Louis Symphony announces 2012 European tour

St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson.
(Dan Dreyfus)

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.

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St. Louis Symphony
5:09 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - more from Nov. 12

Conductor Jun Märkl (l) and pianist Horacio Gutiérrez.
(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:

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St. Louis Symphony
2:57 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - more from Nov. 5

Pianist Eric Le Sage (l) and conductor Stéphane Denève.
(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:

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St. Louis Symphony
11:13 am
Wed October 26, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - more from Vasily Petrenko, Olga Kern

Conductor Vasily Petrenko (l) and piano soloist Olga Kern.
(Petrenko: Mark McNulty, Kern: Fernando Baez)

If you tuned in to our Oct. 22 broadcast of the St. Louis Symphony, first, thank you, and second, we have more for you.

Vasily Petrenko conducted the St. Louis Symphony in concerts Oct. 22, 23 and 24 in Powell Hall with pianist Olga Kern as soloist.  The program included Rachmaninoff's The Isle of the Dead, Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor and Elgar's Enigma Variations (Variations on an Original Theme).

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St. Louis Symphony
4:24 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - more with violinist James Ehnes

Violinist James Ehnes.
(via JamesEhnes.com/by Benjamin Ealovega)

If you tuned in to our Oct. 15 broadcast of the St. Louis Symphony, you heard quite a special performance. Now, we have more for you from one of the featured musicians of that night.

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St. Louis Symphony
1:58 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - more from Oct. 8

An interpretation of the image of the face of Mozart.
(via Flickr/totalAldo)

If you're already missing the St. Louis Symphony, don't fret; we have even more for you following our live broadcast on Oct. 8.

Nicholas McGegan conducted the Symphony in an all-Mozart program in concerts October 7, 8 and 9 in Powell Hall with pianist Jeremy Denk and St. Louis Symphony Principal Horn Roger Kaza as the soloists. 

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St. Louis Symphony
5:11 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - more from Sept. 24

Composer Steven Mackey.
(via stevenmackey.com)

David Robertson conducted the St. Louis Symphony with pianist Orli Shaham as the soloist in the world premiere of Steven Mackey’s “Stumble to Grace” in concerts Sept. 23 and 24 in Powell Hall.  Co-commissioned by the St. Louis Symphony, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the concerto was written for Shaham  who will also perform it with the other two orchestras later this season.

On Thursday, Sept. 22 following the first rehearsal of “Stumble to Grace,” the St. Louis Symphony’s Eddie Silva spoke with composer Steven Mackey.

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St. Louis Symphony
11:36 am
Wed May 11, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - an interview with Christopher Rouse

Composer Christopher Rouse.
(via St. Louis Symphony/copyright Jeffrey Herman)

Feeling a little down without the St. Louis Symphony broadcast this weekend? Well, we have a little something to feed your need for a classical connection.

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From St. Louis on the Air
5:09 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Local, national notables remember Max Starkloff

Today's show was about remembering disability rights advocate Max Starkloff, who passed away Dec. 27, 2010. Starkloff is photographed here receiving his star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame on June 20, 2008. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Today's show was a discussion about the life and legacy of Paraquad founder Max Starkloff and his many contributions to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. For more on Starkloff, see our previous story about his memorial.

We heard from some of these voices during the show, but here are some more local and national notables sharing their stories about Starkloff:

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From Cityscape
2:36 pm
Fri December 17, 2010

More Than Bach at the Bach Society

A. Dennis Sparger, Music Director and Conductor of the Bach Society of Saint Louis, stopped by CITYSCAPE to preview the 60th Christmas Candlelight Concert at Powell Hall on Tuesday, December 21st when internationally acclaimed soprano Christine Brewer joins the chorus and orchestra in three works.   


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