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John Adams

Bjorn Ranheim
St. Louis Symphony

Cellist Bjorn Ranheim’s busy schedule rarely allows time for rest. If he’s not rehearsing or performing with the St. Louis Symphony, then you may find him with his colleagues in The 442s or playing chamber music in any of several ensembles. But one of his favorite roles is that of father to two beautiful little girls.

In a conversation with St. Louis Symphony Vice President of External Affairs Adam Crane, Ranheim talks about this weekend’s concerts highlighted by performances of John Adams’ Violin Concerto featuring Leila Josefowicz.

St. Louis Symphony Extra - Gershwin & Adams

Oct 4, 2013
Alise O'Brien

We continue our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony for the 2013-2014 season this weekend, and you can be right there with us from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5.

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 planned for you this weekend:

Symphony preview: Notes that speak

Jan 19, 2012

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 19, 2012 - Of all the offerings the St. Louis Symphony has presented this season, this week's concert belongs to the poets.

From Richard Wagner's "Parsifal" to Sibelius's "Violin Concerto in D Minor" to John Adam's "Harmonium," every element of this concert, literally (pun intended) speaks to the audience.