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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 2015-2016 season will mark the sixth year of partnership between the St. Louis Symphony and St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU. Our live broadcasts will start on Saturday, September 19, 2015, and conclude on Saturday, May 7, 2015.

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.

2015-2016 Season

September 19, 2015 Janáček’s Taras Bulba; Kodály’s Háry János Suite; and Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole with Joshua Bell, Violin. David Robertson conducts.
September 26, 2015 R. Strauss’ Don Quixote with Daniel Lee, Principal Cello; R. Strauss’ Macbeth; and R. Strauss’ Final Scene from Capriccio with Karita Mattila, Soprano. David Robertson conducts.
October 3, 2015 October 3, 2015 Prokofiev’s Selections from Cinderella; Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Ingrid Fliter, Piano; and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 3. Vassily Sinaisky conducts.
October 10, 2015 Wagner’s Selections from Parsifal with Eric Owens, Bass-Baritone; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Markus Stenz conducts.
October 17, 2015 Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town; Bernstein’s Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront; Copland’s Piano Concerto with Inon Barnatan, Piano; and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Steven Jarvi conducts.
October 24, 2015 Beethoven’s Egmont Overture; Schumann’s Piano Concerto with Lars Vogt, Piano; and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3, “Sinfonia espansiva” with Kate Reimann, Soprano, and Jeffrey Heyl, Bass-Baritone. John Storgårds conducts.
November 7, 2015 Gluck’s Don Juan Ballet Suite; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, K. 271 with Orli Shaham, Piano; Mozart’s Selections from Thamos, King of Egypt, K. 345; and Haydn’s Symphony No. 98. Nicholas McGegan conducts.
November 14, 2015 Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale;” Webern’s Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6; and R. Strauss’ Four Last Songs with Christine Goerke, Soprano. David Robertson conducts.
November 21, 2015 Brett Dean’s The Lost Art of Letter Writing with Kristian Winther, Violin; and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. David Robertson conducts.
November 28, 2015 Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, “Classical;” Tan Dun’s Wolf Totem (U.S. Premiere) with Erik Harris, Principal Double Bass; Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden Suite; and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. David Robertson conducts.
December 5, 2015 Handel’s Messiah with Lydia Teuscher, Soprano, Allyson McHardy, Mezzo-Soprano, Jeremy Ovenden, Tenor, Philippe Sly, Bass-Baritone, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Bernard Labadie conducts.
December 31, 2015 St. Louis Symphony’s New Year’s Celebration (Special Holiday Broadcast: Thursday, 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 16, 2016 Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles… (From the Canyons to the Stars…) David Robertson conducts
January 23, 2016 John Adams’ Saxophone Concerto with Timothy McAllister, Saxophone; and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. David Robertson conducts.
February 6, 2016 Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings in E major; and Pēteris Vasks’ Distant Light (Violin Concerto) with Anthony Marwood, Violin. Anthony Marwood conducts.
February 20, 2016 Berlioz’ Béatrice et Bénédict Overture; Sibelius’ Selections from The Tempest; and John Adams’ Scheherazade.2 with Leila Josefowicz, Violin. David Robertson conducts.
February 27, 2016 Fauré’s Shylock; and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Maureen Thomas, Actress, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Hans Graf conducts.
March 5, 2015 Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet; Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Denis Kozhukhin, Piano; and Prokofiev’s Selections from Romeo and Juliet. Gilbert Varga conducts.
March 12, 2016 Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette with Kelley O’Connor, Mezzo-Soprano, Sean Panikkar, Tenor, Frédéric Caton, Bass-Baritone, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Leonard Slatkin conducts..
March 19, 2015 Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture; Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with David Halen, Concertmaster; and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish.” Jun Märkl conducts.
April 2, 2016 Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite; Vivier’s Lonely Child; and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with Susanna Phillips, soprano. David Robertson conducts.
April 16, 2016 Dukas’ Polyeucte Overture; Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5 with Louis Lortie, Piano; and Mussorgsky’s (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition. Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts.
April 23, 2016 Janáček’s Jealousy Overture; Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with Karen Gomyo, Violin; and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7. Jakob Hrüŝa conducts.
April 30, 2016 William Kraft’s Timpani Concerto No. 2, “The Grand Encounter” with Shannon Wood Principal Timpani; and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “The Great.” David Robertson conducts.
May 7, 2016 Vaughan Williams’ Flos campi (Flower of the Field) with Kathleen Mattis Associate Principal Viola, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus; Berg’s Altenberg Lieder with Christine Brewer, Soprano; and Holst’s The Planets. David Robertson conducts.