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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.

Alex Irvin

David Robertson, the St. Louis Symphony 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.”  The November 22nd performance marks the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. St. Louisans were treated to a preview performance on November 16 in Powell Hall.

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.

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.

Dilip Vishwanat

St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson conducted the final concert of his orchestra’s 2012-2013 season on May 12 and a special concert for the League of American Orchestras Convention on June 18.  Since then, he has traveled the globe and has conducted concerts on four different continents while also encountering some familiar faces.  “I got to see a number of the St. Louis musicians who also in the summer do anything but keep their instruments in the case,” said Robertson.

David Robertson conducts a performance at Powell Hall in this file photo.
Dan Dreyfus

St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson discussed American symphonies in a feature produced by NPR Music's Tom Huizenga as part of the program's search for the great American symphony. Robertson weighed in on why American orchestras are afraid of new symphonies in addition to explaining his selection of the great American symphony. St. Louis Public Radio also listeners made suggestions including:

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.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson has several reasons to look forward to the League of American Orchestras Conference that will be hosted here June 16 – 20.

“This is actually the first one I’ve ever attended,” Robertson says during a phone interview last week. “My work schedule is usually done many years in advance, and it’s just never worked out that I’ve had the time to attend the conference. So I’m definitely looking forward to this one!”

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.

David Robertson conducts a performance at Powell Hall in this file photo.
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.

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

Oct 16, 2012

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.

St. Louis Symphony Extra - September 29, 2012

Sep 28, 2012
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The St. Louis Symphony starts its 2012-2013 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.

On select Saturday evenings, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the Symphony's performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are.

Here's what's in store for you this weekend:

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A prestigious date has been officially added to the St. Louis Symphony's first European tour in 14 years - an appearance at Royal Albert Hall in London for the BBC Proms.

Here is the program for the  Sept. 4 show, which is the first time the Symphony will appear at the Proms, though David Robertson has conducted the "Last Night" concert. Christian Tetzlaff is the featured violinist on the tour:

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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.

David Robertson conducts a performance at Powell Hall in this file photo.
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.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 17, 2012 - The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts is celebrating its 10th anniversary this season. And for almost eight of those years, musical performances featuring members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra have provided an intriguing exploration of the resonance between music and the art on exhibit at the Pulitzer.

St. Louis Symphony Extra - January 14, 2012

Jan 14, 2012
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The St. Louis Symphony continues its 2011-2012 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14.

On select Saturday evenings, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the Symphony's performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are.

This is what's in store for you this Saturday:

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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.

"The Rite of Spring" and "Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky, a performance with the Hubbard Street Dance Company,  Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B Minor, and a gala concert with violinist Itzahk Perlman are among the highlights of the St. Louis Symphony's 2011-2012 season.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, two talented, evenly matched candidates, are nearing the end of an epic battle for their party's presidential nomination. It's hard to remember that the Republican contest was even more unpredictable than the Democratic one after three different candidates each had won important contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and Michigan.

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