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St. Louis Symphony Extra - Aida

Lucrecia García, soprano, sings the title role in Aida.
Provided by the St. Louis Symphony

Our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony's 2014-2015 season end this weekend, and you can be right there with us from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 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 planned for you this weekend:

VERDI Aida (1871)


Scene 1: A hall in the King’s palace in Memphis—
Scene 2: Inside the temple of Vulcan in Memphis
Scene 1: A room in Amneris’s apartments—
Scene 2: One of the city gates in Thebes


The banks of the Nile
Scene 1: A hall in the King’s palace—
Scene 2: The scene is on two levels—the upper represents the interior of the temple of Vulcan; and the lower, a vault

The works will feature:

David Robertson, conductor
Ekaterina Semenchuk, mezzo-soprano (Amneris)
Antonello Palombi, tenor (Radamès)
Gordon Hawkins, baritone (Amonasro)
Alexander Vinogradov, bass (Ramfis)
Soloman Howard, bass (Pharaoh, King of Egypt)
Dennis Willhoit, tenor (Messenger)
Sarah Price, soprano (High Priestess)
St. Louis Symphony Chorus
Amy Kaiser, director
S. Katy Tucker, visual design
Dan Saunders, musical assistant

We look forward to another season.

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 is 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.

St. Louis Symphony Extra - May 9, 2015

Donna Korando started work in journalism at SIU’s Daily Egyptian in 1968. In between Carbondale and St. Louis Public Radio, she taught high school in Manitowoc, Wis., and worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the copy editor and letters editor for the editorial page from 1973-77. As an editorial writer from 1977-87, she covered Illinois and city politics, education, agriculture, family issues and sub-Saharan Africa. When she was editor of the Commentary Page from 1987-2003, the page won several awards from the Association of Opinion Page Editors. From 2003-07, she headed the features copy desk.

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