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

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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:

SMITH   The Star-Spangled Banner
IVES   Three Places in New England
COPLAND   Lincoln Portrait
TCHAIKOVSKY   Piano Concerto No. 1

Which will feature the following artists:

David Robertson, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Wintley Phipps, narrator

Phipps told the St. Louis American about his upcoming performance:

“I’m trying to provide much more than the words. I’m trying to provide them with a feeling and a connection to the history from which Lincoln’s words were born. You know how you can say ‘hallelujah,’ but you can say ‘hallelujah’ in another way that makes almost a soul connection? I’m trying to make that soul connection.”

Happy listening at 90.7 FM on air or online here! You can also follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #slsoLIVE to chat about the broadcast as it's happening and talk with other Symphony broadcast listeners before and after the performance.You can follow along with the broadcast yourself with this version of the same program symphony-goers have in the seats at Powell Hall. (below)

During intermission, we interview key symphony performers and special guests.

Listen to past interviews by subscribing to our St. Louis Symphony Extra Podcast. To subscribe, copy and paste the link below into iTunes or, to listen to individual episodes, click on the link to view in your browser.

>> St. Louis Symphony Extra Podcast

St. Louis Symphony Program - Sept. 20-22, 2013 by St. Louis Public Radio

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