I spoke with conductor David Robertson on the phone a few days ago. He leads the St. Louis Symphony in a program of Richard Strauss, Hindemith and Rouse on Monday night at Segerstrom Concert Hall. He’s a great interview — friendly, talkative, super intelligent. We spoke at some length, and time ran out before I could even ask all my questions.

“We’re clearly having too much fun here,” he told me when he had to go, another interview on the docket.

Click here to read my interview, or pick up a copy of Sunday’s Orange County Register.

photo: Scott Ferguson