September 13, 2014 – OPENING WEEKEND
Smith’s The Star-Spangled Banner; Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, op. 15, with Yefim Bronfman, piano; Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending with Erin Schreiber, violin; and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, op. 29, "The Inextinguishable." David Robertson conducts.
September 27, 2014
Sibelius’ The Swan of Tuonela with Cally Banham, English Horn; John Adams’ Violin Concerto, with Leila Josefowicz, violin; and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, op. 100. David Robertson conducts.
October 4, 2014
Brahms/Glanert’s Four Preludes and Serious Songs; and Brahms’ German Requiem with Carolyn Sampson, soprano, Patrick Carfizzi, bass-baritone, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Markus Stenz conducts.
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Adam Crane returned to his hometown of St. Louis in 2008 to fulfill a lifelong dream to work for the St. Louis Symphony. He is currently Vice President for External Affairs. He also serves as the Co-Host/Commentator for the live Saturday night weekly broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony orchestral concerts on St. Louis Public Radio – 90.7 KWMU.
In addition to Crane’s work with the St. Louis Symphony, he is Co-Founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Street Symphony, an LA based non-profit (started in 2011) that promotes on-site outreach concerts for greatly underserved members of the community.
Prior to joining the St. Louis Symphony, Crane was the Director of Public Relations for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. During his tenure with the LA Phil., he became a key part of a story about a former Juilliard student, Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, who although homeless and schizophrenic on the streets of Los Angeles, held tightly to his musical background and training. Crane’s involvement is documented in the book and movie, “The Soloist,” based on a series of columns written by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez.
Crane’s experience also extends to the record industry, where he worked for several years as Product Manager at both Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group for some of the world’s most distinguished classical artists on the Deutsche Grammophon/Decca/Philips labels. In addition, he spent over four years working at Carnegie Hall in New York City, first as an intern in the Public Relations Department while pursuing his undergraduate degree in Music Business at New York University, and then as the Assistant to the Executive Director.
A native of St. Louis, Crane is a Board Member for STL250 and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) St. Louis and served as Honorary Chair for the annual NAMI Walks STL event for several years. NAMI honored Crane with their President’s Award in 2009. He was also named one of the 2010 “40 under 40” by the St. Louis Business Journal. Most recently, he was selected as one of the 2012 “Rising Stars in the Performing Arts” by Musical America.
Outside the office, Crane plays the cello, enjoys listening to all types of music, and is happy to cheer for his beloved Cardinals from the home stands at Busch Stadium.