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St. Louis Symphony
2:03 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Other Voices: 'The Most Significant American Orchestral Work Never Played In America'

John Cage
Credit Wikipedia

Last week, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra took over the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.

That symphony musicians play at the Pulitzer is not news. Ensembles have been bringing new works to the Grand Center neighbor for some time. But this time it was the entire orchestra and the work was a major piece by an American composer that had not be presented in this country before.

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St. Louis Symphony Live
1:39 pm
Sat January 25, 2014

St. Louis Symphony Extra - Beethoven 3, 'Eroica'

The view from the state at Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony.
(via St. Louis Symphony/Dan Dreyfus)

We continue our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony for the 2013-2014 season this weekend, and you can be right there with us from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25.

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:

DEAN   Testament
DEAN   Viola Concerto
BEETHOVEN   Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"

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Cityscape
4:40 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Anniversaries Highlight St. Louis Symphony’s Next Season

St. Louis Symphony President and CEO Fred Bronstein
Dan Dreyfus

The St. Louis Symphony announced plans for its 2014-15 season at a town hall meeting on Thursday, January 23.  It is a season highlighted by many significant anniversaries: David Robertson’s 10th as music director, David Halen’s 20th season as concertmaster, Amy Kaiser’s 20th season as chorus director, the 20th anniversary of the In UNISON Chorus, the 45th season of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra  and the 135th anniversary of the St. Louis Symphony, and all these take place while the city celebrates the 250th anniversary of its founding.

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St. Louis Symphony
12:57 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

St. Louis Symphony Extra - Beethoven Emperor Concerto

The view from the stage at Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony.
(via St. Louis Symphony/Dan Dreyfus)

We continue our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony for the 2013-2014 season this weekend, and you can be right there with us from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18.

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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The Pulitzer
10:49 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Pulitzer Brings In Breakdancing, Drag And Nail Art To ‘Reset’ Image

Britney Tokyo's nail art will be featured in a Jan. 24 program at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.
Vanity Projects

Using words like “play” and “permissiveness” in its promotional materials, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts wants to make sure St. Louisans know it's operating on a different frequency in the upcoming “Reset” program.

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St. Louis Symphony
11:50 am
Fri January 10, 2014

St. Louis Symphony Extra - Beethoven 7

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

We continue our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony for the 2013-2014 season this weekend, and you can be right there with us from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11.

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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Talk With Composer
2:44 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Symphony Showcases Fast-Rising Composer, Stephanie Berg

Stephanie Berg is flanked by Symphony Music Director David Robertson and Jeanne Sinquefield, whose bequests led to the creation of the Mizzou New Music Initiative.
Credit Courtesy of the St. Louis Symphony

Composer and musician Stephanie Berg will achieve a rare distinction when the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs her composition, “Ravish and Mayhem” at Powell Hall performances on Jan. 10 and 11. Berg, who is in her 20s, appears to be the youngest composer from St. Louis to have a work played by the SLSO during its subscription series.

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Cityscape
4:23 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Composer Stephanie Berg On Her St. Louis Symphony Debut

Composer Stephanie Berg
August Kryger

Kansas City native Stephanie Berg just received a master's in clarinet performance and composition from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2012. And she only began thinking of making a career as a composer in 2009, after wining the Sinquefield Composition Prize. But she already is making her St. Louis Symphony debut. On Jan. 10 and 11, the symphony will perform Berg's "Ravish and Mayhem."

Originally written for chamber orchestra, the piece was inspired by a "wild street festival" in "some sort of exotic location, like ancient Egypt," Berg said.

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Cityscape
5:39 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

The St. Louis Symphony’s David Robertson Looks Back and Forward

St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson
Dilip Vishwanat

St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson sat down with Cityscape host Steve Potter for a year-end reflection on the accomplishments in the first four months of the 2013-14 season as well as a look at what is still in store.

Topping Robertson’s list of Fall highlights is the Carnegie Hall performance of Britten’s opera “Peter Grimes” which received much critical acclaim including being named in the top five classical concerts in 2013 by New York Times classical music critic Anthony Tommasini.

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Arts & Culture
5:24 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

Kate Lindsey And Nicholas Phan In St. Louis Symphony's Bach Christmas Oratorio

Kate Lindsey and Nicholas Phan

Mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey and tenor Nicholas Phan are two of the soloists that join David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony and Chorus in Cantatas 1-3 of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio on December 6 and 7. The two singers also performed in the St. Louis Symphony's performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor in April, 2012.

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