A plane carrying most of the St. Louis Symphony landed at LaGuardia at 6:08 last night, many hours later than scheduled and a little over two hours before curtain time at Zankel Hall. HK Gruber, who was to have performed his own work Frankenstein!, never made it. Nonetheless, the concert went ahead as advertised, with David Robertson singing rather than conducting the Gruber. Sarah Bryan Miller reports.
Update: Tony Tommasini on both St. Louis concerts.