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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 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.

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.

2014-2015 Season

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’sRomeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture; Tchaikovsky’s The Tempest Fantasy-Overture; and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 OvertureCristian 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 PréludesHannu 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’sAutumn 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.