Symphony members to play at lecture

A former professor of pediatrics and deputy vice chancellor for medical affairs is bringing company to her presentation at the seventh William M. Landau lectureship at 4 p.m. April 28 in Clopton Auditorium.

Virginia V. Weldon, M.D., an honorary trustee of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, will be accompanied by three of the symphony’s musicians for a presentation titled “How We Make Music Together: Saving the Saint Louis Symphony.”

Weldon, who plays piano and loves classical music, recently stepped down from a five-year term as chair of the Saint Louis Symphony.

Joining her for the presentation, with instruments in tow, will be David Halen, symphony concertmaster and principal violinist; principal horn Jennifer Montone; and principal flute Mark Sparks.

William M. Landau, M.D., professor and former chairman of neurology, wanted the lectureship to be dedicated to highlighting the contributions and services of physicians in nonmedical fields such as the arts and politics.

At the time of the lectureship’s creation, Landau wrote that it might be interesting “for all of us to consider role-model performances by physicians who contribute beyond their parochial precincts.”