Concertmaster David Halen first learned Beethoven’s Violin Concerto from his father–lessons that remain.
Second violinist Andrea Jarrett was a young girl with multi-talents and interests, and two of her major interests were ballet and violin. In this edition of Play Memory, created by our new videographer Nicola Muscroft, she talks about hearing the music of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the ballet program she was not yet old enough to dance. But on February 27-28, she gets to play the music of the ballet with the St. Louis Symphony. Not a bad trade off.