St. Louis Symphony

Ferguson
10:01 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

The History Behind The St. Louis Symphony Protest Song

The musical protest at the St. Louis Symphony on Oct. 4 included banners.
Credit Screenshot from the YouTube video posted by the St. Louis American

Last Saturday night a group of protesters interrupted the St. Louis Symphony at the very end of intermission. The protesters sang an adaptation of the old folk song “Which Side Are You On?” They dubbed the performance “Requiem for Mike Brown” and began their protest shortly before the Symphony began Brahms' German Requiem.

This song wasn’t picked at random.

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Peaceful Protest
10:44 pm
Sat October 4, 2014

Ferguson Protesters Delay Symphony After Intermission

Powell Hall
Credit Alise O'Brien

Saturday night protesters used a new tactic to raise awareness about the shooting death of Ferguson resident Michael Brown. They brought their own music and a chant to the St. Louis Symphony’s performance with a continuation of the ongoing protests in Ferguson.

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Markus Stenz
7:41 am
Sat October 4, 2014

St. Louis Symphony Extra — Brahms Requiem

Markus Stenz, conductor
Credit Provided by St. Louis Symphony

We continue our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony's 2014-2015 season this weekend, and you can be right there with us from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4.

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 planned for you this weekend:

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Inside St. Louis Public Radio
4:47 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

STLPR Board Member Larry Katzenstein Conducts St. Louis Symphony

Larry Katzenstein, STLPR Board Member
Credit Larry Katzenstein

St. Louis Public Radio is known for bringing you beautiful classical music in the evening and around the clock on 90.7-3. But some of our board members are a little more hands on in an effort to deliver those sonorous presentations. 

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Arts & Culture
5:15 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

St. Louis Symphony Extra - Prokofiev 5

Cally Banham.
Credit Dan Dreyfus

We continue our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony's 2014-2015 season this weekend, and you can be right there with us from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. 

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 planned for you this weekend:

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Obituary
2:42 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Fred Epstein: He Built Up His Company And The ACLU And Led Both With Aplomb

Fred Epstein, in his office at Indeeco
Credit Provided by the family

Fred Epstein took the reins of the industrial heater factory his father founded in 1929 (just days after the stock market crashed) and adroitly steered it into the 21strst century, all the while giving chunks of time to transform the local ACLU into a formidable organization. He died Wednesday at the age of 79.

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Cityscape
1:23 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

St. Louis Symphony Kicks Off Season-Long Party Tonight

St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson is celebrating his 10th season with the symphony.
Credit St. Louis Symphony

When the St. Louis Symphony’s 2014-15 season starts tonight, it will mark music director David Robertson’s 10th season. To celebrate, he’s throwing a party.

“I love celebrations with parties,” Robertson said. “The more people you have at a party, the more fun and diverse it becomes.”

This party, however, isn’t a one-night-only affair: It will last the entire season and will spotlight 50 musicians.

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Arts & Culture
12:44 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

St. Louis Symphony Extra - First Live Broadcast Of 2014-2015 Season

Guest soloist Yefim Bronfman.
Credit Dario Acosta

Welcome back! We begin our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony for the 2014-2015 season this weekend, and you can be right there with us from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. 

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 planned for you this weekend:

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Cityscape
1:36 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Brewer, Martin To Debut Work At 9/11 Commemoration

Christine Brewer
Credit Christian Steiner

Soprano Christine Brewer, jazz pianist Peter Martin and jazz vocalist Denise Thimes will perform Sunday with ensembles from various faith communities in an annual 9/11 commemoration concert. 

Related story: Sept. 11 Concert Focuses On Uniting Community

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Cityscape
7:44 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Missouri Chamber Music Festival Presents Grand Finale At The Sheldon

Missouri Chamber Music Festival Directors Scott Andrews and Nina Ferrigno

For four years, the Missouri Chamber Music Festival has offered a series of chamber music concerts in the month of June at the First Congregational Church of Webster Groves. But for the first time, the festival will conclude with a grand finale at The Sheldon Concert Hall in Grand Center.

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