st. louis public radio
St. Louis Public Radio logo

Symphony Broadcasts

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

February 25, 2017 concert:

On Saturday, February 25, Guest conductor Sir Andrew Davis will lead the orchestra in a program that includes Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture; Elgar’s Falstaff, Symphonic Study in C minor, op. 68; and Walton’s Belshazzar's Feast featuring bass John Relyea and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus

During the intermission, we’ll talk with the Director of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus Amy Kaiser.

You can follow Amy Kaiser @amylkaiser, 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 Elizabeth Joy Roe, 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 Till Fellner, 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.