Egghead Serenade With the St. Louis Symphony

Robert Arneson’s five Egghead sculptures began appearing on the UC Davis campus in 1991. Now they are a daily, well-loved, reminder to the students, teachers and staff on campus, that humor and inventiveness need not be forgotten in the middle of a busy life.

That explains the Egghead Walk, part of the St. Louis Symphony’s recent residency on campus. On Friday, March 15, members of the Symphony took part in a walk, which paused at each Egghead sculpture for the musicians to play a new piece, by each of the members of the UC Davis composition faculty, inspired by the sculpture. SFCV was there to capture moments in the walk, in these interviews with composers, students, and musicians. 

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St. Louis Symphony Cellist Bjorn Ranheim


St. Louis Symphony Pianist Peter Henderson


UC Davis Students


KDVS DJ Ed Martin


Composer Laurie San Martin


Composer Sam Nichols


Sandra Shannonhouse

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