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

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

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.

Headlining the cast of vocal soloists are tenor Anthony Dean Griffey as Peter Grimes and soprano Susanna Phillips as Ellen Orford.  The pair sang the same parts last July in a semi-staged performance of the opera at the Aspen Music Festival.

Griffey and Phillips' first rehearsal with David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony was Tuesday, November 12.  Following that rehearsal, they spoke with St. Louis Symphony External Affairs and Publications Manager Eddie Silva.  A portion of that conversation was heard during the intermission of St. Louis Public Radio’s live broadcast of the November 16th concert.

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David Robertson Conducts the St. Louis Symphony and Chorus and Vocal Soloists in Britten’s “Peter Grimes”

Friday, November 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

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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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