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St. Louis Symphony
12:19 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Extra - September 29, 2012

The auditorium as viewed from the stage at Powell Hall - home of the St. Louis Symphony.
(via St. Louis Symphony/Dan Dreyfus)

The St. Louis Symphony starts its 2012-2013 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.

On select Saturday evenings, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the Symphony's performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are.

Here's what's in store for you this weekend:

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St. Louis Symphony at the Proms
9:18 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Symphony's European tour will include performance at the Proms

The St. Louis Symphony will make its debut at the BBC Proms in September at Royal Albert Hall.
(via Flickr/peter person)

A prestigious date has been officially added to the St. Louis Symphony's first European tour in 14 years - an appearance at Royal Albert Hall in London for the BBC Proms.

Here is the program for the  Sept. 4 show, which is the first time the Symphony will appear at the Proms, though David Robertson has conducted the "Last Night" concert. Christian Tetzlaff is the featured violinist on the tour:

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St. Louis Symphony
3:58 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Encore - Behind the scenes of Bach's Mass in B Minor

A closer view of a statue of composer Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig, Germany. in
(via Flickr/Seabamirum)

Did you catch our St. Louis Symphony broadcast on March 31? Well, whether you did, or didn't, we have a few fascinating interviews for you from behind the scenes of that performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor.

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St. Louis Symphony
6:57 am
Tue January 24, 2012

St. Louis Symphony announces 2012 European tour

St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson.
(Dan Dreyfus)

Today, the St. Louis Symphony is releasing details about its upcoming 2012 European tour, the first under Music Director David Robertson.  Beginning Sept. 5, the orchestra will make debut performances at the Musikfest Berlin | Berliner Festspiele, the Lucerne Festival, and at the Salle Pleyel in Paris.

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St. Louis Symphony
12:39 pm
Sat January 14, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Extra - January 14, 2012

Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony.
(Alise O'Brien)

The St. Louis Symphony continues its 2011-2012 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14.

On select Saturday evenings, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the Symphony's performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are.

This is what's in store for you this Saturday:

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St. Louis Symphony
5:11 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - more from Sept. 24

Composer Steven Mackey.
(via stevenmackey.com)

David Robertson conducted the St. Louis Symphony with pianist Orli Shaham as the soloist in the world premiere of Steven Mackey’s “Stumble to Grace” in concerts Sept. 23 and 24 in Powell Hall.  Co-commissioned by the St. Louis Symphony, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the concerto was written for Shaham  who will also perform it with the other two orchestras later this season.

On Thursday, Sept. 22 following the first rehearsal of “Stumble to Grace,” the St. Louis Symphony’s Eddie Silva spoke with composer Steven Mackey.

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Missouri special session
4:55 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Mo. special session could last up to 2 months, UMSL prof. says

Mo. Capitol at dusk
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri lawmakers are set to return to the State Capitol next week for a special legislative session.

Both Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and Republican legislative leaders estimate it’ll take no more than two weeks to debate and pass bills dealing with a dozen issues, including air cargo tax credits, social media communications between teachers and students, and local control of the St. Louis Police Department.

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MO Statehouse
4:36 pm
Mon May 16, 2011

Political aspirations fueled redistricting animosity, says UMSL professor

(l-r) State Senator Scott Rupp (R, Wentzville) and State Rep. John Diehl (R, Town and Country) during a redistricting meeting last month. None of the House or Senate redistricting committee members have so far announced any plans to run for Congress.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

One political expert is blaming some of the animosity between Missouri’s Republican legislative leaders during the just-ended 2011 session on political aspirations.

The battle over which redistricting map would be adopted got downright ugly at times between House and Senate negotiators.

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St. Louis Symphony season
12:31 pm
Tue February 1, 2011

Music and the way it moves people the theme of the 2011-2012 Symphony season

"The Rite of Spring" and "Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky, a performance with the Hubbard Street Dance Company,  Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B Minor, and a gala concert with violinist Itzahk Perlman are among the highlights of the St. Louis Symphony's 2011-2012 season.

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