David Robertson conducted the St. Louis Symphony 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 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. St. Louis Symphony goers had the opportunity to preview that performance the previous Saturday in Powell Hall. Both performances received accolades from audience members and critics.
One person who experienced both concerts was St. Louis Post-Dispatch classical music critic Sarah Bryan Miller. In addition to seeing the performances, she had the opportunity to talk with various musicians and New York Times chief music critic Anthony Tommasini as well as witness the reaction of the audience. She shared her insights on the Carnegie Hall event with Cityscape host Steve Potter.