The new year

by Jeffrey Carter

Our new president was inaugurated on Saturday in a grand ceremony at Powell Hall, the home of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Elizabeth J. (Beth) Stroble has been on the job for more than a year, but this inauguration provided an opportunity for the entire Webster family . . . truly a worldwide group . . . to join in celebration of this institution and our common life.

The Department of Music was integrally involved in providing the music bed for the festivities.  We sent a violist to play at the ‘Steppin’ with Stroble’ event a week ago.  For Friday evening’s inaugural banquet we provided a jazz trio for the cocktail hour, and a classical guitar during dinner.  And on Saturday we found our jazz band playing on Grand in front of the hall, a string quartet playing in the lobby, and the Chamber Singers providing the national anthem.

Here are a few pictures:

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