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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 marks the seventh year of a partnership between the St. Louis Symphony and St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU. Our live broadcasts began on Saturday, September 17, 2016, and will conclude on Saturday, May 4, 2017.

Latest Concert

Photo Credit: courtesy of Rosalie O'Connor

April 29, 2017 concert:

On Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m., David Robertson will lead the orchestra in Elgar’s Serenade in E minor for String Orchestra, op. 20; the U.S. premiere of Lentz’s Jerusalem (after Blake); and Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77, featuring violinist Augustin Hadelich.

During the intermission, we’ll talk with David Robertson, Augustin Hadelich and St. Louis Post-Dispatch Classical Music Critic Sarah Bryan Miller.

You can follow Sarah Bryan Miller @SBMillerMusic, 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

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.


2017-2018 Season

September 23, 2017 Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro Overture, K. 492; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19, K. 459 with Emanuel Ax, piano; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595 with Emanuel Ax, piano; and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, K. 551, “Jupiter.” David Robertson conducts.
September 30, 2017 Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture, K. 527; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 16, K. 451 with Emanuel Ax, piano; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 18, K. 456 with Emanuel Ax, piano; and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, K. 550. David Robertson conducts.
October 7, 2017 Rouse’s Bump; Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Garrick Ohlsson, piano; and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. Leonard Slatkin conducts.
October 14, 2017 Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture; Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto with David Halen, Concertmaster; and Walton’s Symphony No. 1. Markus Stenz conducts.
October 21, 2017 Mackey Mnemosyne’s Pool; Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy; and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Orli Shaham, piano. David Robertson conducts.
October 28, 2017 R. Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 2 with Roger Kaza, Principal Horn; Berg’s Seven Early Songs with Christine Brewer, soprano; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. David Robertson conducts.
November 11, 2017 Korngold’s Tänzchen im alten Stil (Dance in the Old Style); Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with Marc-André Hamelin, piano; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. John Storgårds conducts.
November 18, 2017 Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with Susanna Phillips, soprano, Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano, Stuart Skelton, tenor, Shenyang, bass-baritone, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. David Robertson conducts.
November 25, 2017 Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso; Chausson’s Poème for Violin and Orchestra with Karen Gomyo, violin; Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy with Karen Gomyo, violin; Falla’s El amor brujo, Ballet Suite with Catalina Cuervo, soprano; Ravel’s Bolero. Jun Märkl conducts.
December 2, 2017 Vivaldi’s Concerto in D minor for 2 Violins, Cello and Strings; Vivaldi’s Concerto in F major for 2 Horns and Strings, with Thomas Jöstlein, Associate Principal Horn, and Christopher Dwyer, horn; and Vivaldi’s Gloria with Sherezade Panthaki, soprano, Jay Carter, countertenor, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Nicholas McGegan conducts.
December 9, 2017 Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade Overture; Torelli’s Concerto grosso in G major, Op. 8, No. 5; Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in D minor with Jelena Dirks, Principal Oboe; Corelli’s Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 4; and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with Avi Avital, mandolin. Laurence Cummings conducts.
December 31, 2017 St. Louis Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Celebration (Special Holiday Broadcast: Sunday, 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 13, 2018 Adès’ Powder Her Face Suite; Britten’s Violin Concerto with Augustin Hadelich, violin; and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1. David Robertson conducts.
January 27, 2018 Ruzicka’s Elegie: Remembrance for Orchestra; Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with Julian Rachlin, violin; and Adams’ Harmonielehre. David Robertson conducts.
February 3, 2018 Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite; Poulenc’s Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra, with Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos; Connesson’s Flammenschrift; Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales; and Ravel’s La Valse. Stéphane Denève onducts.
February 10, 2018 Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms; and Orff’s Carmina burana with Tracy Dahl, soprano, Benjamin Butterfield, tenor, James Westman, Baritone, the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and The St. Louis Children’s Choirs. Bramwell Tovey conducts.
February 17, 2018 Schubert’s Symphony No. 3; Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1 with Scott Andrews, Principal Clarinet; and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 1. Matthew Halls conducts.
March 3, 2018 Smetana’s Šárka from Má vlast; Schumann’s Symphony No. 1, Spring; and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Rémi Geniet, piano. Christian Arming conducts.
March 10, 2018 Britten’s Sinfonia da requiem; Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3 with James Ehnes, violin; and Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 4. Cristian Măcelaru conducts.
March 17, 2018 Rigel’s Symphony in C minor, Op. 12, No. 4; Mozart’s Selected Arias with Lydia Teuscher, soprano; and Haydn’s Symphony No. 99. Bernard Labadie conducts.
March 24, 2018 Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol; Rautavaara’s Cantus arcticus; Tüür’s Solastalgia (Piccolo Concerto) with Ann Choomack, piccolo; and Respighi’s Pines of Rome. Gemma New conducts.
April 14, 2018 Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Simon Trpčeski, piano; and Hanson’s Symphony No. 2, Romantic. David Robertson conducts.
April 21, 2018 Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain (original version); Tchaikovsky’s Nocturne for Cello and Orchestra with Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello; Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with Narek Hakhnazaryan, Cello; and Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with Pelageya Kurennaya, soprano, Zach Borichevsky, tenor, Nathan Berg, baritone, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Hannu Lintu conducts.
April 28, 2018 Widmann’s Violin Concerto with Christian Tetzlaff, violin; and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, Romantic. David Robertson conducts.
May 5, 2018 Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town; Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs; and Marsalis’s Swing Symphony with Wynton Marsalis, trumpet, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. David Robertson conducts.