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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Acclaimed Music Director David Robertson Extends Contract with St. Louis Symphony

Posted By on Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 3:04 AM

St. Louis will continue to be graced by the presence of world-class music director David Robertson through the St. Louis Symphony's 2017-2018 season, according to a press release sent out by the organization today. The revered conductor began his run with the SLSO in 2005.

"I'm delighted to extend my relationship with the St. Louis Symphony. The Symphony musicians' extraordinary stylistic versatility, their passion and commitment to music making, and their basic human warmth make this a unique ensemble. I constantly feel enriched and inspired by them, whether on stage at Powell Hall, in concert halls around the world, or through their extensive community & education activities in St. Louis. The best relationships grow and deepen with time. I'm eager for the gifts of the years to come," says Robertson.

During his tenure, the SLSO has made critically acclaimed stops at Carnegie Hall and toured Europe and California, as well as a host of other concerts. Its performance of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes in New York was named one of the top five classical concerts of 2013 by The New York Times.

"David Robertson is acknowledged worldwide for his virtuosity and musical integrity," says Barry Beracha, Chairman of the St. Louis Symphony Board of Trustees. "In his nearly ten years as St. Louis Symphony Music Director he has elevated the profile of the orchestra locally, nationally and internationally. We are delighted that he will continue leading the Symphony through the 2017-2018 season."

Check out the SLSO's calendar of events here.

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