Steven Jarvi named resident conductor at St. Louis Symphony

Posted on: March 5, 2013

Monday (3/4) on the Post-Dispatch blog Culture Club (St. Louis), Sarah Bryan Miller writes, “The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has a new resident conductor, it was announced on Monday. Michigan native Steven Jarvi will be the second to hold the job, created for Ward Stare. Stare departed at the end of the 2011-12 season to take the music directorship of the Macon Symphony Orchestra. Jarvi’s duties will include serving as music director of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, leading assorted SLSO concerts, including education and family concerts, community concerts and Live at Powell Hall performances, and assisting the music director and guest conductors in rehearsals. He has already made an understated debut, conducting the Kenny G and ‘The Music of Ray Charles’ Live at Powell Hall concerts last fall. His first official appearance as resident conductor is scheduled for the annual Forest Park concert on Sept. 17. … … Jarvi holds a Bachelor’s degree in music theory from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in orchestral conducting from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Of Finnish descent, he is no relation to the famed Estonian family of conductors, Neeme Järvi and his sons Paavo and Kristjan.”

Posted March 5, 2013