St. Louis Sym unveils 2009-10 season

Posted on: February 11, 2009

DRobertson.pngIn Tuesday’s (2/10) St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sarah Bryan Miller reports, “Music director David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will announce their 2009-2010 season today. It is the first full season planned with SLSO President Fred Bronstein. It’s filled with the familiar (Ottorino Respighi’s ‘The Pines of Rome,’ Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5), the brand-new (an untitled commission from Meredith Monk), from the broad-based popularity of an all-John Williams movie music night to a rarity, Sir Michael Tippett’s 20th-century oratorio ‘A Child of Our Time.’ ” The announcement was made as a “Town Hall Meeting” and broadcast on local television (see Industry Buzz archives.) Robertson said that “the season’s diverse offerings ‘really underline our mission to be an orchestra for as large a constituency as possible.’ ” Bronstein remarked that, despite the economy, “ ‘ticket sales are actually getting better,’ he said, ‘and we’re holding our own with fundraising.’ ”

Photo of David Robertson: Tim Parker