Fred Bronstein

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Sex and the Symphony: Ben Folds Explains Why Orchestral Music is the Best Aphrodisiac

    Ben Folds has a notion that may help orchestras around the world draw new ticket buyers. "People, this will get you laid," the renowned alt-rock pianist declares. Folds, who performs with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra April 12 and 13 as part of its Live at Powell Hall series, has made his respe ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    St. Louis Symphony Musicians Ratify New Contract One Year Early

    The St. Louis Symphony  will continue to make uninterrupted, beautiful music through August of 2017, thanks to the presstisimo fashion in which the members of American Federation of Musicians local 2-197 approved their new contract. The current contract doesn't expire for another 14 months.

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Despite Crappy Economy, St. Louis Symphony Still Had a Good Year

    One of the most awesome things in St. Louis is our world-class symphony orchestra, led by world-class conductor and sometime-kazoo virtuoso David Robertson. Over the past fiscal year, which ended August 31, more St. Louisans have started to appreciate the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, at least if th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    SLSO to Dedicate Beethoven Concert to Des Lee

    umsl.eduLee, with wife Mary Ann.‚ÄčThe Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra has just announced that it plans to dedicate its all-Beethoven concert on Saturday, January 30 to longtime benefactor E. Desmond "Des" Lee who died last week.Lee, who was 92, donated more than $70 million during his career as a ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Saint Louis Symphony Reports Increase in Revenue, Audiences in 2008-'09 Season SLSO onstage at Powell Hall.This past season has been a banner one for the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Not only did music director David Robertson make his singing and kazoo-playing debut at Carnegie Hall and management negotiate a three-year labor agreement wi ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    Saint Louis Symphony Musicians Agree to New Contract Without Old Unrest Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and the American Federation of Musicians, Local 2-197, announced an agreement on a new three-year labor contract yesterday -- avoiding the labor disputes and work stoppages that have plagued previous negotiations.The agreement was reached more t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Gets All Interactive on People

    The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) got all interactive on patrons at its first-ever "Town Hall Meeting" Tuesday evening at Powell Hall. With HEC-TV broadcasting live, music director David Robertson and president Fred Bronstein breezed through an hour-long Power Point presentation of the quirk ... More >>