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Performance Schedule

Listen to 90.7 KWMU FM the following Saturday evenings from 8-10 for live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony's Wells Fargo Advisors Orchestral Series concerts.

The 2014-2015 season will mark the fifth year of partnership between the St. Louis Symphony and St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU. Our live broadcasts will start on Saturday, September 13, 2014, and conclude on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Each Saturday night subscription series concert will be broadcast live on the air and streamed live on the internet. Concerts in that series include:

September 27, 2014

Sibelius’ The Swan of Tuonela with Cally Banham, English Horn; John Adams’ My Father Knew Charles Ives; and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, op. 100. David Robertson conducts.

October 4, 2014

Brahms/Glanert’s Four Preludes and Serious Songs; and Brahms’ German Requiem with Carolyn Sampson, soprano, Patrick Carfizzi, bass-baritone, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Markus Stenz conducts.

October 11, 2014

Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from Eugene Onegin; Tchaikovsky’s Sérénade mélancolique, with Joo Kim, violin; Tchaikovsky’s Pezzo capriccioso with James Czyzewski, cello; Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture; Tchaikovsky’s The Tempest Fantasy-Overture; and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Cristian Macelaru conducts.

October 25, 2014

Panufnik’s Landscape; Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64, with Associate Concertmaster Heidi Harris, violin; and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 in E minor, op. 39. John Storgårds conducts.

November 8, 2014

Sibelius’ Lemminkäinen's Return; Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16 with Markus Groh, piano; Schumann’s Concertstück in F major for 4 Horns and Orchestra, op. 86, with Roger Kaza, Principal Horn, Thomas Jöstlein, Associate Principal Horn, Tod Bowermaster, horn and Christopher Dwyer, horn; and Liszt’s Les Préludes. Hannu Lintu conducts.

November 15, 2014

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15 with Orli Shaham, piano; Beethoven’s Romance No. 1 in G major for Violin and Orchestra, op. 40, with Helen Kim, violin; Beethoven’s Romance No. 2 in F major for Violin and Orchestra, op. 50 with Xiaoxiao Qiang, violin; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C major, op. 21. Jun Märkl conducts.

November 22, 2014

Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor, op. 129, with Daniel Lee, Principal Cello; and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth), with Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano, and Paul Groves, tenor. David Robertson conducts.

November 29, 2014

Daugherty’s Hell's Angels with Andrew Cuneo, Principal Bassoon, Andrew Gott, Associate Principal Bassoon, Felicia Foland, bassoon; Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Norman’s Try; and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (Original Jazz Band Version) with Kirill Gerstein, piano. David Robertson conducts.

December 6, 2014

Vivaldi’s Spring from The Four Seasons, with Jessica Cheng, violin; Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with Kiera Duffy, soprano; Vivaldi’s Summer from The Four Seasons with Angela Smart, violin; Vivaldi’s Autumn from The Four Seasons with Jooyeon Kong, violin; Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll; and Vivaldi’s Winter from The Four Seasons with Alison Harney, Principal Second Violin. Steven Jarvi conducts.

December 31, 2014

St. Louis Symphony’s New Year’s Celebration (Special Holiday Broadcast: Wednesday, 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 17, 2015

Lutoslawski’s Dance Preludes, with Principal Clarinetist Scott Andrews; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453, with pianist Richard Goode; Tippett’s Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli, with Associated Principal Second Violinist Kristin Ahlstrom, Second Violinist Shawn Weil, and Assistant Principal Cellist David Kim; and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, K. 551, "Jupiter.” David Robertson conducts.

January 24, 2015

Beethoven’s Three Equali for Four Trombones, with Timothy Myers, Principal Trombone, Amanda Stewart, Associate Principal Trombone, Jonathan Reycraft, trombone, and Gerry Pagano bass trombone; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93; and Beethoven’s Mass in C major, op. 86, featuring Kate Reimann, soprano, Johanna Nordhorn, mezzo-soprano, Keith Boyer, tenor, Jeffrey Heyl, bass-baritone, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. David Robertson conducts.

January 31, 2015

CPE Bach’s Sinfonia in D major; Bach’s Sinfonia from Cantata No. 209, with Andrea Kaplan, Associate Principal Flute; Bach’s Concerto in D minor for Oboe, Violin & Strings, with Jelena Dirks, Principal Oboe, and Asako Kuboki, Second Violinist; JC Bach’s Sinfonia concertante for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Cello & Orchestra, with Jennifer Nitchman, flute, Phil Ross, oboe, Ann Fink, First Violin, and Melissa Brooks, Associate Principal Cello; and Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3. Nicholas McGegan conducts.

February 7, 2015

Debussy’s Afternoon of a Faun; MacMillan’s Piano Concerto No. 3, “The Mysteries of Light,“ with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. Stéphane Denève conducts.

February 21, 2015

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto. No. 2, with Andre Watts, piano; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique.” Juraj Valčuha conducts.

February 28, 2015

Liadov’s Bab-Yaga; Liadov’s The Enchanted Lake; Liadov’s Kikimora; Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, with Augustin Hadelich, violin; and Stravinsky’s Kikimora Suite. Hans Graf conducts.

March 7, 2015

Fauré’s Elegy for Cello and Orchestra, with Bjorn Ranheim, cello; Wagner’s Brunnhilde's Immolation from Götterdämmerung, with Christine Brewer, soprano; and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3. David Robertson conducts.

March 14, 2015

Debussy’s Nocturnes, with the Women of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus; MacMillan’s Violin Concerto, with Vadim Repin; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. David Robertson conducts.

April 11, 2015

Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante, K. 364, with Jonathan Chu, violin, and Beth Guterman Chu, Principal Viola; and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8. Semyon Bychkov conducts,

April 18, 2015

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with Simon Trpceski, piano; and Scriabin Symphony No. 3, “Le Poèm divin.” Vasily Petrenko conducts.

April 25, 2015

Elgar’s Introduction & Allegro, with Emily Ho, First Violin, Nicolae Bica, Second Violin, Morris Jacob, viola; and Anne Fagerburg, cello; Glanert’s Frenesia; Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax, piano. David Robertson conducts.

May 2, 2015

Bizet’s Selections from Carmen; Debussy’s Sacred and Profane Dances, with Allegra Lilly, Principal Harp; Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto, with Mike Sanders, Principal Tuba; and Ravel’s Bolero. David Robertson conducts.

May 9, 2015

Verdi’s Aida, with Lucrezia Garcia, soprano (Aida), Ekaterina Semenchuk, mezzo-soprano (Amneris), Antonello Palombi, tenor (Radmes), and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. David Robertson conducts.


St. Louis Public Radio's live broadcasts
of the St. Louis Symphony are sponsored in part by SLUCare Physician Group:

SLUCare Physicians Group


St. Louis Public Radio would like to thank all the musicians of the St. Louis Symphony and the Musicians Association Of Saint Louis Local 2-197 of the American Federation of Musicians for helping to make our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony’s Wells Fargo Advisors Orchestral Series concerts, possible.

Adam Crane returned to his hometown of St. Louis in 2008 to fulfill a lifelong dream to work for the St. Louis Symphony. He is currently Vice President for External Affairs. He also serves as the Co-Host/Commentator for the live Saturday night weekly broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony orchestral concerts on St. Louis Public Radio – 90.7 KWMU.

In addition to Crane’s work with the St. Louis Symphony, he is Co-Founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Street Symphony, an LA based non-profit (started in 2011) that promotes on-site outreach concerts for greatly underserved members of the community.

Prior to joining the St. Louis Symphony, Crane was the Director of Public Relations for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. During his tenure with the LA Phil., he became a key part of a story about a former Juilliard student, Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, who although homeless and schizophrenic on the streets of Los Angeles, held tightly to his musical background and training. Crane’s involvement is documented in the book and movie, “The Soloist,” based on a series of columns written by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez.

Crane’s experience also extends to the record industry, where he worked for several years as Product Manager at both Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group for some of the world’s most distinguished classical artists on the Deutsche Grammophon/Decca/Philips labels. In addition, he spent over four years working at Carnegie Hall in New York City, first as an intern in the Public Relations Department while pursuing his undergraduate degree in Music Business at New York University, and then as the Assistant to the Executive Director.

A native of St. Louis, Crane is a Board Member for STL250 and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) St. Louis and served as Honorary Chair for the annual NAMI Walks STL event for several years. NAMI honored Crane with their President’s Award in 2009. He was also named one of the 2010 “40 under 40” by the St. Louis Business Journal. Most recently, he was selected as one of the 2012 “Rising Stars in the Performing Arts” by Musical America.

Outside the office, Crane plays the cello, enjoys listening to all types of music, and is happy to cheer for his beloved Cardinals from the home stands at Busch Stadium.