St. Louis Symphony

Arts & Culture
10:29 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Watch: St. Louis, Boston Symphonies Have World Series 'Brass Off'

Members of the St. Louis Symphony taunt members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a fun video for the World Series.
(via YouTube video clip)

What do you get when you get creative professional musicians from two baseball-crazy cities and add a World Series matchup? Well, something like this:

St. Louis Symphony
5:42 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

St. Louis Symphony Extra - All Mozart

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, Oct. 12.

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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St. Louis Symphony
12:15 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

St. Louis Symphony Extra - Gershwin & Adams

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, Oct. 5.

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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Arts & Culture
5:31 pm
Sat September 28, 2013

A New Principal Trumpet For The St. Louis Symphony

St. Louis Symphony Principal Trumpet Karin Bliznik

It took three seasons for the St. Louis Symphony to fill the position of Principal Trumpet after Susan Slaughter stepped down in 2010 after 40 years.  Slaughter holds the distinction of being the first female to hold the principal position in a major symphony orchestra and the word “legend” has been used to describe her. 

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St. Louis Symphony
9:02 am
Sat September 21, 2013

St. Louis Symphony Extra - First Live Broadcast Of 2013-14 Season

Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony.
(via Flickr/pasa47)

Welcome back! We begin 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, Sept. 21.

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
6:18 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

A New Season For David Robertson And The St. Louis Symphony

St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson
Dilip Vishwanat

St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson conducted the final concert of his orchestra’s 2012-2013 season on May 12 and a special concert for the League of American Orchestras Convention on June 18.  Since then, he has traveled the globe and has conducted concerts on four different continents while also encountering some familiar faces.  “I got to see a number of the St. Louis musicians who also in the summer do anything but keep their instruments in the case,” said Robertson.

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Cityscape
5:25 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

David Robertson's Passion For The Great American Symphony

David Robertson
(Dan Dreyfus)

St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson discussed American symphonies in a feature produced by NPR Music's Tom Huizenga as part of the program's search for the great American symphony. Robertson weighed in on why American orchestras are afraid of new symphonies in addition to explaining his selection of the great American symphony. St. Louis Public Radio also listeners made suggestions including:

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Cityscape
4:13 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

University City Children's Center Presents A Musical Celebration Of Early Childhood

University City Children's Center students explore musical instruments.
(Courtesy Unversity City Children's Center)

The eighth annual concert to benefit the tuition assistance program at University City Children's Center will be held next Saturday at Powell Hall. Melissa Brooks, Associate Principal Cellist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, pianist Ruth Price with the St. Louis Children's Choirs and pianist Catherine Kautsky, Professor of Music at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music will all be performing.

The program is titled "Fairy Tales Do Come True," but it is not a concert aimed specifically for children.

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Cityscape
4:50 am
Sat June 15, 2013

League Of American Orchestras Conference Imagines 2023 In St. Louis

St. Louis Symphony President and CEO Fred Bronstein in Powell Hall
Dan Dreyfus

For the first time since 1966, the St. Louis Symphony will host the League of American Orchestras conference.  The 68th annual conference which takes place June 18 – 20, will focus on the theme Imagining 2023.

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St. Louis Symphony
11:58 am
Sat May 11, 2013

St. Louis Symphony Extra - May 11, 2013

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

The St. Louis Symphony continues its 2012-2013 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 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. This Saturday's performance is the last of this season.

Here's what's planned for you this weekend:

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