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Join host Robert Peterson and commentator Adam Crane on 90.7 KWMU for live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony on select Saturday nights from 8-10 p.m.

The 2016-2017 season will mark the seventh year of a partnership between the St. Louis Symphony and St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU. Our live broadcasts will start back up on Saturday, September 17, 2016, and will conclude on Saturday, May 4, 2017.

Latest Concert

Photo Credit: Christian Steiner

October 22, 2016 concert:

On Saturday, October 22, guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru leads the orchestra in Balakirev’s Islamey (as arranged by Lyapunov); Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, op. 58, featuring pianist Orli Shaham; and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, op. 45.

During the intermission, we’ll talk with Cristian Măcelaru, Orli Shaham, and St. Louis Symphony cellist Alvin McCall.

You can follow Cristian Măcelaru @CristiMacelaru, Robert Peterson @robertpeterson3, Adam Crane @adamcrane, and the St. Louis Symphony @slso.


Listen on the following Saturday evenings from 8-10 p.m. for live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony's Wells Fargo Advisors Orchestral Series concerts.

2016-2017 Season

September 17, 2016 Weill’s The Flight of Lindbergh with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, and Charlie Brennan, Narrator; Boulez’s Dialogue de l’ombre double with Scott Andrews, Principal Clarinetist; and Debussy’s La Mer. David Robertson conducts.
September 24, 2016 Mozart’s The Magic Flute Overture; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Yefim Bronfman, Piano; Benjamin’s Viola, Viola with Beth Guterman Chu, Principal Violist, and Jonathan Chu, Assistant Principal Violist; and Haydn’s Symphony No. 102. David Robertson conducts.
October 1, 2016 Adams' Violin Concerto with Leila Josefowicz, Violin; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” David Robertson conducts.
October 8, 2016 Mozart’s Symphony No. 31, K. 297, “Paris;” Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1, K. 207 with Jennifer Koh, Violin; and Mozart’s Serenade No. 9, K. 320, “Posthorn.” Nicholas McGegan conducts.
October 15, 2016 Lutosławski's Chain 3; Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with Alban Gerhardt, Cello; and Stravinsky’s Petrushka. Hannu Lintu conducts.
October 22, 2016 Balakirev’s Islamey; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with Orli Shaham, Piano; and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. Christian Macelaru conducts..
October 29, 2016 Liszt’s Prometheus; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488 with Jeremy Denk, Piano; and Brahm’s Piano Quartet in G minor. Jun Märkl conducts.
November 5, 2016 Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture; Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. Han-Na Chang conducts.
November 12, 2016 Slatkin’s Kinah; Barber’s Piano Concerto with Olga Kern, Piano; Copland Billy the Kid Suite; and Gershwin’s Selections for Orchestra from Porgy and Bess. Leonard Slatkin conducts.
November 19, 2016 Ives' The Unanswered Question; Adams' On the Transmigration of Souls with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and the St. Louis Children’s Choirs; and Mozart’s Requiem, K. 626 with Caitlin Lynch, Soprano, Michelle DeYoung, Mezzo-Soprano, Nicholas Phan, Tenor, Kevin Thompson, Bass, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. David Robertson conducts.
November 26, 2016 Sibelius’s Pohjola’s Daughter; Respighi’s Fountains of Rome; and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” with Stephen Hough. Robert Spano conducts.
December 3, 2016 Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture; Tchaikovsky’s Violin Suite from Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake with David Halen, Concertmaster; and Tchaikovsky’s Act II from The Nutcracker. Ward Stare conducts.
December 31, 2016 St. Louis Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Celebration (Special Holiday Broadcast: Saturday, December 31 at 7:00 p.m.) St. Louis Public Radio will once again broadcast live the St. Louis Symphony’s New Year’s Eve concert at Powell Hall. We’ll be on the air at 7 p.m. with some pre-concert conversations. Then, David Robertson will take the podium at 7:30 to conduct this annual surprise program, with musical selections and guest artists announced on the stage.
January 14, 2017 Adams' The Chairman Dances; Korngold’s Violin Concerto with Gil Shaham, Violin; and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.” David Robertson conducts.
January 21, 2017 Rossini’s William Tell Overture; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Rafał Blechacz, Piano; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15. Andrey Boreyko conducts.
January 28, 2017 Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite; Wallin’s Fisher King (Trumpet Concerto) with Håkan Hardenberger, Trumpet; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. David Robertson conducts.
February 25, 2017 Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture; Elgar’s Falstaff; and Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.
March 4, 2017 Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1; Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.2 with Mark Sparks, Principal Flutist; Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3; and Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.4. Bernard Labadie conducts.
March 11, 2017 Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Steven Osborne, Piano; and Strauss’ Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony). Stéphane Denève conducts.
April 8, 2017 Milhaud’s La Création du monde (The Creation of the World); Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (Original Jazz Band Version) with Kirill Gerstein, Piano; Bernstein’s Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free; Gershwin’s Concerto in F. David Robertson conducts.
April 22, 2017 Silvestrov’s Hymn; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Nikolai Lugansky, Piano; and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. John Storgårds conducts.
April 29, 2017 Elgar’s Serenade in E minor; Lentz’s Jerusalem (after Blake); and Brahms’ Violin Concerto with Augustin Hadelich, Violin. David Robertson conducts.
May 6, 2017 Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman with Alan Held, Bass-Baritone (The Dutchman), Orla Boylan, Soprano (Senta), Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Baritone (Daland), and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. David Robertson conducts.