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Join host Robert Peterson and commentator Tim Munro on 90.7 KWMU for live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra every Saturday night from 8 to 10 p.m.

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February 17, 2018 concert:

On Saturday, February 17, at 8 p.m., guest conductor Matthew Halls (pictured), will lead the orchestra in Schubert's Symphony No. 3 in D major; Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, op. 73, featuring SLSO Principal Clarinetist Scott Andrews; and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 11.

During the intermission, we’ll talk with Matthew Halls; Assistant Professor of Music at Maryville University and a frequent pianist with the SLSO, Peter Henderson; and Scott Andrews.

You can follow Robert B. Peterson III @robertpeterson3, Tim Munro @lullysfoot, and the St. Louis Symphony @slso.



2017-2018 Season

September 23, 2017 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. 17, K. 453 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 Joélle Harvey, 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. Jory Vinikour 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 conducts.
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.