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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.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 10, 2013 - David Robertson’s "red phone" isn’t red at all. A black cell phone handles all urgent communications between St. Louis Symphony music director and his family. 

During our interview, his wife, internationally acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham, rings Robertson from New York.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 3, 2013 - St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson has signed an extension of his contract, preserving his position with the orchestra through the 2015-16 season.

The agreement, which comes in Robertson’s eighth season with the SLSO, was lauded by Symphony president Fred Bronstein and board of trustees chairman Ned Lemkemeier.

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, Sept. 10, 2009 - Conductor David Robertson has a history of leaving trails of glory in concert halls around the world, and on Saturday night, it was a trail of “Hope and Glory,” a selection on an eclectic program presented at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday in the concluding concert of the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, the Proms.

Review: Resplendent Requiem

Feb 13, 2009

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Feb. 13, 2009 - Gioachino Rossini died at his villa at Passy, France, on a previous and long-ago Friday the Thirteenth, the one that fell in November 1868. Rossini was – is – a popular favorite among opera fans and was highly respected by his musical peers and the European cultural world as a whole.

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.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: The Democratic presidential nomination is now Sen. Barack Obama's to lose. That's the view of some political experts after watching Obama pull off a big victory against Hillary Clinton in the North Carolina primary on Tuesday and nearly upset her in Indiana where Clinton was a heavy favorite.

Though Clinton has vowed to continue her campaign, these political experts say nothing short of a major bombshell will prevent Obama from winning the nomination.

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