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Movie palace redux at Powell Hall: The Matrix

Apr 4, 2013

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: In The Matrix, Laurence Fishburne’s character, Morpheus, sums up the elusive subject of the film for our unlikely hero Neo, played by Keanu Reeves: “Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.”

Thus, it is fitting that The Matrix and the St. Louis Symphony share that same enigmatic quality, as well the Powell Hall stage, this weekend.

Why?

Because both defy explanation and both promise a better experience when encountered together.

St. Louis Symphony Extra - March 23, 2013

Mar 23, 2013
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, March 23.

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:

It has been a thrilling week for Steven Jarvi.  In the same week, he has fulfilled two lifelong dreams.  He has been appointed to a job he has dreamed of his whole life and is conducting an opera he has always dreamed of conducting.

The job is Resident Conductor of the St. Louis Symphony and the opera is Puccini’s “Tosca” which Jarvi conducts with Winter Opera Saint Louis in performances March 8 and 10 at Chaminade.

St. Louis Symphony Extra - March 9, 2013

Mar 8, 2013
(via JamesEhnes.com/by Benjamin Ealovega)

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, March 9.

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:

St. Louis Symphony Extra - February 16, 2013

Feb 16, 2013
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, Feb. 16.

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:

Copland’s Our Town

Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety"

John Adams’ City Noir

(Alise O'Brien)

Our neighbor here in Grand Center, the St. Louis Symphony, has announced their performance schedule for the 2013-2014 season.

We'll also be continuing our partnership with the Symphony (don't miss our live broadcasts this season on select evenings).

Host Steve Potter talked with Fred Bronstein, President and Executive Director of the St. Louis Symphony, about the upcoming season.

Below is the calendar for the 2013-2014 season. Any favorites you're excited to see?

St. Louis Symphony Extra - February 2, 2013

Feb 1, 2013
Via St. Louis Symphony | Dan Dreyfus

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, Feb. 2.

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:

St. Louis Symphony Extra - January 26, 2013

Jan 25, 2013
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, Jan. 26.

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:

Columbia Artists Management

St. Louis Symphony Conductor Laureate Leonard Slatkin returned to St. Louis this week to conduct the orchestra he led for 17 years.  Slatkin was Robert Peterson's guest during the intermission of St. Louis Public Radio's live broadcast of the St. Louis Symphony concert on Saturday, January 19.  During the conversation, Slatkin commented on building audience for the St. Louis Symphony to make it as well known as the St.

St. Louis Symphony Extra - January 19, 2013

Jan 19, 2013
Courtesy of Columbia Artists Management

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, Jan. 19.

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:

Photo by Ray Meibaum

St. Louis Symphony Bass Trombonist Gerry Pagano recognized the need for a forum to provide educational and performance opportunities for trombone, euphonium, baritone horn and tuba players in the St. Louis region, so he formed the Saint Louis Low Brass Collective.  The organization presents its 5th Annual Low Brass Spectacular Gala Concert Tuesday, January 22 at The Sheldon Concert Hall. The musicians will include members of the St.

Sean Sandefur

Leonard Slatkin has strong ties to St. Louis. His father, conductor and violinist Felix Slatkin, was born in St. Louis and joined the St. Louis Symphony when he was still a teen.  The younger Slatkin’s first conducting position with a major symphony orchestra came in 1968 when he was named Assistant Conductor of the St.

Courtesy of Columbia Artists Management

Leonard Slatkin is well known to St. Louis audiences because of his long tenure at the helm of the St. Louis Symphony.  He returns to St.

David Robertson conducts a performance at Powell Hall in this file photo.
Dan Dreyfus

Six months after reaching a long-term contract extension with its musicians, the St. Louis Symphony has locked in another crucial piece of the musical puzzle.

St. Louis Symphony

Each Spring, Circus Flora sets up its “big top” in the parking lot of Powell Hall.  Over the years, the Flying Wallendas, Nino the Clown, and the St. Louis Arches have become familiar to many St. Louisans.  

For the second time, Circus Flora will move inside the hall, high wires and all, to join the St. Louis Symphony in a holiday production which will bring to life Dylan Thomas’ classic, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” 

St. Louis Symphony Extra - December 8, 2012

Dec 7, 2012
Via St. Louis Symphony | Dan Dreyfus

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, Dec. 8.

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:

HANDEL Messiah

Which will feature the following artists:

St. Louis Symphony Extra - December 1, 2012

Dec 1, 2012
Via St. Louis Symphony | Dan Dreyfus

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, Dec. 1.

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:

(Courtesy: St. Louis Symphony)

The St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra opens its 2012-2013 season in a concert Friday night in Powell Hall,  but the young musicians and their leaders have been hard at work for months. 

During the summer, Jessica Ingraham was named as the Youth Orchestra Manager. 

Symphony's Robertson Guest On NPR's 'On Point'

Oct 16, 2012

St. Louis Symphony music director and conductor David Robertson was on NPR's On Point today as they celebrated the 150th birthday of composer Claude Debussy. Explore their conversation via the link.

St. Louis Symphony Extra - October 13, 2012

Oct 13, 2012
Via St. Louis Symphony | Dan Dreyfus

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, Oct. 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 in store for you this weekend:

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