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St. Louis Symphony Encore - a glimpse of Carnegie Hall

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An exterior view of Carnegie Hall in New York City.

We know, we know. No St. Louis Symphony broadcast this weekend. We'll miss it Saturday night, too. But, we're not leaving you completely void of your Symphony fix!

David Robertson conducted the Symphony in concerts March 2 and 3 in Powell Hall in a program including Debussy’s Printemps, Kaija Saariaho’s Quatre Instants featuring soprano Karita Matilla, and Stravinsky’s The Firebird.  The orchestra will perform the same program on Saturday, March 10 in New York’s Carnegie Hall.

On March 3, during the intermission of St. Louis Public Radio’s live broadcast of the Symphony's performance,  Robert Peterson spoke with Robertson about the program, soprano Karita Matilla, and the trip to Carnegie. Listen to their conversation here:


Peterson also spoke with soprano Karita Matilla about Quatre Instants, a work that was written for her, and her history with composer Kaija Saariaho:


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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