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Celebrating David Robertson’s Legacy

During the 2017/2018 season, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra honors the legacy of Music Director David Robertson, whose remarkable 13-year tenure will conclude at the close the SLSO’s 138th season. Defined by musical excellence, widespread acclaim, artistic partnerships, innovative programming, Grammy award-winning recordings and unprecedented orchestral achievements, David’s tenure is recognized as one of the most illuminating for the SLSO. Throughout the year, visit this page to explore photos, videos, testimonials, press articles and much more that pay tribute to such a musical visionary and gifted communicator that is David Robertson. 

Share your testimonials and appreciation for David by emailing marketing@slso.org. We will offer him a collection of notes from you.

Launching a Legacy
Gratitude and Farewells as David Robertson’s Final Season as SLSO Music Director Begins

“On a Friday night in February 2002, David Robertson stepped in to conduct the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on tour at Carnegie Hall, replacing Hans Vonk who had suddenly fallen ill. Robertson was already music director of France’s Orchestre National de Lyon and had conducted many of America’s leading orchestras, but had led the SLSO only once before as a guest in 1999. He had a single three-hour rehearsal with the orchestra in New York…”

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Press

Is That in Your Job Description, Maestro?
by Anthony Tommasini (The New York Times) | April 5, 2009

SLSO wins ASCAP award for “Adventurous Programming”
by Sarah Bryan Miller (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) | June 11, 2009

The Conductor Reflects
by David Mermelstein (The Wall Street Journal) | November 4, 2009

The ten best classical albums of the Noughties
by Neil Fisher and Richard Morrison (The Times of London) | November 21, 2009

David Robertson heads home, bringing some St. Louis friends
by David Mermelstein (Los Angeles Times) | April 14, 2010

SLSO concludes triumphant tour with style
by Sarah Bryan Miller (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) | April 20, 2010

Experiment looks inside the musical mind of David Robertson
by Sarah Bryan Miller (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) | October 15, 2011

St. Louis Symphony announces first European tour in 14 years
by Sarah Bryan Miller (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) | January 24, 2012

BBC Proms – review
by Fiona Maddocks (The Guardian) | September 8, 2012

SLSO making history this weekend with Adams recording
by Sarah Bryan Miller (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) | February 14, 2013

St. Louis Symphony plays to its potential in Costa Mesa
by Mark Swed (Los Angeles Times) | March 19, 2013

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra triumphs on California tour
by Sarah Bryan Miller (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) | March 22, 2013

Meeting Village Ostracism with Repressed Rage
by Anthony Tommasini (The New York Times) | November 24, 2013

A chance to hear St. Louis Symphony’s New Year’s Eve surprise
by Mark Swed (Los Angeles Times) | December 26, 2013

Review: John Cage’s ‘Thirty Pieces’ has U.S. debut in St. Louis
by Mark Swed (Los Angeles Times) | January 24, 2014

What’s in a Name?
by Howard Megdal (Sports on Earth) | May 15, 2014

Best Classical Albums of 2014
by Tom Huizenga and Anastasia Tsioulcas (NPR) | December 12, 2014

So Much Operatic Life, and a Fatality
by Anthony Tommasini (The New York Times) | December 13, 2013

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra wins Grammy for best orchestral performance
by Sarah Bryan Miller (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) | February 9, 2015

St. Louis Symphony was ‘sounding superb’ at Carnegie Hall
by Angela Mueller (St. Louis Business Journal) | March 23, 2015

Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra wow them on the West Coast
by Sarah Bryan Miller (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) | by February 5, 2016

St. Louis Symphony lives up to its reputation
by Bradley Zint (Los Angeles Times) | February 1, 2016

Stars and Snow
by Alex Ross (New Yorker) | February 22, 2016

Review: John Adams, ‘Scheherazade.2’
by Tom Huizenga (NPR) | September 22, 2016

John Adams celebrates 70 years, with a little help from the SLSO
by Sarah Bryan Miller (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) | September 25, 2016