"The St. Louis Symphony [has] announced the appointment of Stéphane Denève as its next Music Director. Denève, who will serve as the St. Louis Symphony’s 13th Music Director, has been a frequent guest conductor with the orchestra since 2003. His initial three-year term as Music Director begins with the 2019-2020 season. He will serve as Music Director Designate during the 2018-2019 season.
"Stéphane Denève will succeed David Robertson, whose distinguished 13-year tenure as Music Director will culminate at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 season, during which his extraordinary contributions and legacy will be celebrated."