Symphony A to Z to feature David Robertson


ST. LOUIS — Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra music director David Robertson will make an encore appearance at Symphony A to Z, a series of adult education classes co-sponsored by the SLSO and Maryville University and hosted by Maryville in its Auditorium. Robertson will present “The Art of Conducting” at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11.

“He will discuss what the conductor is doing on the podium and everyone in the audience will be given a baton so they can conduct along with him,” said Marc Thayer, the Symphony’s vice president for education and community partnerships, who created the Symphony A to Z concept. Robertson gave a talk at Maryville in February 2007, as part of Symphony A to Z’s inaugural season.

Tuition for the entire series is $50 or $10 per class for the general public. For more information, click on the “Symphony A to Z” web page at

Maryville University is a private institution offering approximately 50 undergraduate, seven master’s and two doctoral degree programs to 3,422 students. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges, Maryville University prepares its students for successful and meaningful careers. Among Maryville’s most recent graduates, 94 percent are employed or attending graduate school. Approximately 15,000 alumni work and live in the St. Louis region.