St. Louis Symphony

St. Louis Symphony
11:44 am
Sat September 17, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - Opening Weekend 2011-2012

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

The time is here!

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra opens its 2011-2012 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.

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

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Deceptive Cadence
1:52 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

The Lesson Of Britten's 'War Requiem': Don't Underestimate Younger Audiences

Coventry Cathedral in ruins, November 1940. Britten's War Requiem was written for the church's reconsecration more than 20 years after it was destroyed by German bombers.
Central Press Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 18, 2011 9:54 am

Soprano and Illinois native Christine Brewer — once a music teacher in a small former coal-mining town — writes about not underestimating adolescents' powers of subtle understanding.

If you were choosing repertoire to explore with this age group, what would you pick? Tell us in the comments section below.

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St. Louis Symphony
11:36 am
Wed May 11, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - an interview with Christopher Rouse

Composer Christopher Rouse.
(via St. Louis Symphony/copyright Jeffrey Herman)

Feeling a little down without the St. Louis Symphony broadcast this weekend? Well, we have a little something to feed your need for a classical connection.

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St. Louis Symphony
7:27 pm
Fri May 6, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra: May 7, 2011

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

Listening to our broadcast of the St. Louis Symphony on Saturday, May 6?

When it airs, you can follow along with the performance of Carmina burana - in English - using the translations below.

You can also access your very own version of the evening's program here.

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St. Louis Symphony
3:46 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

St. Louis Symphony garners national attention in New York Times

St. Louis Symphony's David Robertson (right) and Leila Josefowicz, Violin, during Saturday's performance.
(via Carnegie Hall/Steve J. Sherman)

A local group's out-of-town performance has garnered some national recognition.

The St. Louis Symphony's performance at Carnegie Hall in New York this past Saturday was featured in The New York Times and given a "rave review."

The performance reviewed was of Thomas Adès’ violin concerto, “Concentric Paths" with Leila Josefowicz as the featured soloist.

St. Louis Symphony
5:28 pm
Fri February 11, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - Feb. 12, 2011

(via St. Louis Symphony website)

Listening to our broadcast of the St. Louis Symphony on Saturday, Feb. 12?

When it airs, you can follow along with the featured Mozart Arias - in English!

Below is your very own version of the insert included in the program distributed for the performance at Powell Hall.

And while you wait for the performance, check out the St. Louis Symphony rehearsing for Saturday's show.

Happy listening!

(Click here to listen to the broadcast)

Mozart Arias Translations - St. Louis Symphony

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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St. Louis Symphony
12:53 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

Kevin McBeth appointed director of IN UNISON Chorus

The St. Louis Symphony has appointed Kevin McBeth director of the IN UNISON chorus. (St. Louis Symphony)

The St. Louis Symphony has appointed Kevin McBeth, director of music at the Manchester United Methodist Church, as the new director of the IN UNISON chorus. The IN UNISON chorus members attend more than 30 churches in the St. Louis African American community.


Fred Bronstein, president and CEO of the St. Louis Symphony says McBeth will continue to bring the chorus's music to a wider audience.

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St. Louis Symphony
11:56 am
Fri December 3, 2010

Youth orchestra remains strong after 40 years

At noon on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the 90 members of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra are on stage at Powell Hall getting ready to rehearse German composer Paul Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphosis."

Typical Thanksgiving break plans for trombonist David Lindsay, a junior at Pattonville High School who's in his first year with the orchestra, don't include an hour and a half rehearsal.

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