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Rave Reviews For St. Louis Symphony’s ‘Peter Grimes’ In Carnegie Hall

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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.

One person who experienced both concerts was St. Louis Post-Dispatch classical music critic Sarah Bryan Miller. In addition to seeing the performances, she had the opportunity to talk with various musicians and New York Times chief music critic Anthony Tommasini as well as witness the reaction of the audience. She shared her insights on the Carnegie Hall event with Cityscape host Steve Potter.

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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