Robertson to continue at St. Louis Symphony through 2018 season

Posted on: March 5, 2014

In Tuesday’s (3/4) St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sarah Bryan Miller reports, “The 12th music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will be here for at least 13 seasons: The SLSO announced today that music director David Robertson’s contract has been renewed through 2017-18. Robertson, who began his tenure with the 2005-06 season, is currently in his ninth season with the orchestra. He’s done some great things in his time here, from some very strong hires within the ranks of the musicians to tours of California and of Europe, a recording of works by composer John Adams that made most critics’ best-of lists, 16 Carnegie Hall concerts, and a number of important premieres. He has practiced and refined his gift for programming, and won critical plaudits in most of his outings. Robertson does not lack for other work. He just became chief conductor and artistic director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and he conducts as a guest with many of the world’s finest symphonic and operatic institutions, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera, and La Scala.”

Posted March 5, 2014