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St. Louis Symphony Extra - more with violinist James Ehnes

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

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.

David Robertson conducted the St. Louis Symphony with violinist James Ehnes as soloist in the United States premiere of Philippe Manoury’s “Synapse” in concerts Oct. 14 and 15 in Powell Hall.  The work was a joint commission by the St. Louis Symphony and the SWR Stuttgart Orchestra.

On Thursday, October 13, following the first rehearsal of “Synapse,” the St. Louis Symphony’s Eddie Silva spoke with violinist James Ehnes. Listen to their conversation via the audio link above.

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. From 1988-2014 she also taught an undergraduate class in radio production at Webster University. Mary was inducted into the St. Louis Media History Foundation Media Hall of Fame in April, 2017 and received the Gateway Media Literacy Partners' Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Award in 2012. Mary retired from St. Louis Public Radio in 2018, but still serves the station as a St. Louis Symphony Producer.

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