David Robertson

St. Louis Symphony
9:13 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Reflection: Robertson's Contract Reinforces The Infrastructure Of St. Louis

David Robertson
Credit Dan Dreyfus | St. Louis Symphony

In writing about the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary American cities, the word infrastructure frequently issues forth from the keyboard. Sometimes it is paired with the words “challenges” or “failures.” In a more neutral context, it often is a corollary to nitty-gritty utility systems that keep the metropolis heated, moving, cooled and lighted, or on another scale, buildings that provide shelter for commerce and living.

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St. Louis Symphony
10:29 am
Tue March 4, 2014

David Robertson Signs With Symphony Through 2017-18

David Robertson
Credit Scott Ferguson

The St. Louis Symphony has announced that David Robertson’s contract as music director has been extended through the 2017-18 season. Robertson came to St. Louis in 2005.

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Cityscape
4:40 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Anniversaries Highlight St. Louis Symphony’s Next Season

St. Louis Symphony President and CEO Fred Bronstein
Dan Dreyfus

The St. Louis Symphony announced plans for its 2014-15 season at a town hall meeting on Thursday, January 23.  It is a season highlighted by many significant anniversaries: David Robertson’s 10th as music director, David Halen’s 20th season as concertmaster, Amy Kaiser’s 20th season as chorus director, the 20th anniversary of the In UNISON Chorus, the 45th season of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra  and the 135th anniversary of the St. Louis Symphony, and all these take place while the city celebrates the 250th anniversary of its founding.

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Arts & Culture
5:24 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

Kate Lindsey And Nicholas Phan In St. Louis Symphony's Bach Christmas Oratorio

Kate Lindsey and Nicholas Phan

Mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey and tenor Nicholas Phan are two of the soloists that join David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony and Chorus 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.

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Arts & Culture
5:57 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

St. Louis Symphony’s ‘Peter Grimes’ Features Anthony Dean Griffey and Susanna Phillips

Anthony Dean Griffey and Susanna Phillips in a semi-staged performance of "Peter Grimes" at the Aspen Music Festival on July 27, 2013
Alex Irvin

On Saturday, November 16, David Robertson conducted the St. Louis Symphony and Chorus and a cast of vocal soloists in a concert version of Benjamin Britten’s “Peter Grimes.” These same forces will reprise that performance in Carnegie Hall on Friday, November 22, the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

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Cityscape
5:32 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Anthony Dean Griffey Performs Peter Grimes With The St. Louis Symphony

Anthony Dean Griffey and Susanna Phillips in a semi-staged performance of "Peter Grimes" at the Aspen Music Festival on July 27, 2013
Alex Irvin

American tenor Anthony Dean Griffey has performed to great acclaim in opera houses and concert halls around the world.  But when he appears in the title role of the St. Louis Symphony’s concert version of Britten’s opera “Peter Grimes,” it will be another opportunity to sing the role that is near and dear to his heart.  Not only was it his first major role when he first performed it while a student at Tanglewood, but because Griffey grew up as a shy, misunderstood child, he feels a real connection to the character.

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Cityscape
4:50 am
Sat June 15, 2013

League Of American Orchestras Conference Imagines 2023 In St. Louis

St. Louis Symphony President and CEO Fred Bronstein in Powell Hall
Dan Dreyfus

For the first time since 1966, the St. Louis Symphony will host the League of American Orchestras conference.  The 68th annual conference which takes place June 18 – 20, will focus on the theme Imagining 2023.

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Cityscape
10:41 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Missouri Chamber Music Festival Celebrates Schubert and Stravinsky

Scott Andrews and Nina Ferrigno

The Missouri Chamber Music Festival (MOCM) presents its third season of concerts in Webster Groves.  Directed by St. Louis Symphony Principal Clarinetist Scott Andrews and pianist Nina Ferrigno, the festival offers three concerts performed by world-renowned musicians from around the country and St. Louis.

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Robertson Stays With Symphony
10:15 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Robertson To Remain With Symphony Through 2015-2016 Season

St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson will remain with the orchestra through the 2015-2016 season.
(Dan Dreyfus)

Six months after reaching a long-term contract extension with its musicians, the St. Louis Symphony has locked in another crucial piece of the musical puzzle.

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11:39 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Symphony's Robertson Guest On NPR's 'On Point'

Lead in text: 
St. Louis Symphony music director and conductor David Robertson was on NPR's On Point today as they celebrated the 150th birthday of composer Claude Debussy. Explore their conversation via the link.
Flutes and fauns, dreams of the sea, Clair de Lune, and more. We're celebrating the 150 th of composer Claude Debussy. Claude Debussy composed in the time of the impressionist painters. His music can call to mind that dreamy state. A storm at sea. A faun at play. Moonlight on water.

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