In today’s Orange County Register online, I review last night’s performance of the St. Louis Symphony conducted by David Robertson. Here’s the opening:

“A professional orchestra has performed a piece of music by a living American composer for the first time in Orange County this season. It happened Monday night in Segerstrom Concert Hall. Not a single member of the listening public was injured. On the contrary. When it was over, the American piece received a hearty standing ovation.”

Click here to read the whole thing, or pick up a copy of tomorrow’s newspaper.

photo: Darius Milhaud, Paul Hindemith and Pierre Monteux. Courtesy Foundation Hindemith.