St. Louis Symphony

Live Broadcasts

During the regular St. Louis Symphony Orchestra season, select concerts are broadcast on 90.7 KWMU on Saturday nights from 8 to 10 p.m.

Portions of St. Louis Symphony Orchestra broadcast concert are available on demand on the SLSO’s website for 30 days following the broadcast. Program Notes for past broadcasts are also available to browse.


  • Lauren Eldridge Stewart
    Assistant Professor of Music at Washington University
  • Rod Milam
    St. Louis Public Radio Announcer
A St. Louis Symphony performance at Powel Hall.

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Upcoming Concert

conductor Nicholas McGegan

March 18, 2023 Broadcast

Music Director Stéphane Denève will lead the orchestra in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges Suite, Grieg’s Piano Concerto featuring pianist Vikingur Ólafsson (pictured) and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.

During the intermission we will talk with Stéphane Denève, Vikingur Ólafsson and SLSO President and CEO Marie-Hélène Bernard.

You can follow Vikingur Ólafsson @VikingurMusic, Lauren Eldridge Stewart @musictheories, Rod Milam @rodmilam1 and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra @slso.

Hear Rod Milam's extended conversation with tenor Thomas Cooley:

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2022-2023 Season Schedule

September 17, 2022

Ibert’s Escales; Nathalie Joachim’s Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti) with Nathalie Joachim, vocals; Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. Stéphane Denève conducts.

October 8, 2022

Saariaho’s Ciel d’hiver (Winter Sky); Joseph Bologne’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with Hannah Ji, violin; Mussorgsky’s (orch. Maurice Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition. Jonathon Heyward conducts.

October 15, 2022

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Kirill Gerstein, piano; Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1. Hannu Lintu conducts.

October 22, 2022

Reena Esmail’s Testament (from Vishwas); Forent Schmitt’s The Tragedy of Salome Suite; Poulenc’s Stabat Mater; Poulenc’s Final Scene from Dialogues of the Carmelites with Jeanine De Bique, soprano and St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Stéphane Denève conducts.

October 29, 2022

Liadov’s The Enchanted Lake; Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Stephen Hough, piano; Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7. Thomas Søndergård conducts.

November 12, 2022

Sibelius’ Night Ride and Sunrise; Helen Grime’s Violin Concerto with Leila Josefowicz, violin; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4. John Storgårds conducts.

November 19, 2022

Connesson’s Astéria; Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s Primal Message; James Lee III’s Sukkot through Orion’s Nebula; Holst’s The Planets with Members of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Stéphane Denève conducts.

November 26, 2022

Rossini’s Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri; Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with George Li, piano; Respighi’s Fountains of Rome; Respighi’s Pines of Rome. Xian Zhang conducts.

December 3, 2022

Handel’s Messiah with the St. Louis Louis Symphony Chorus. Laurence Cummings conducts.

December 10, 2022

Mozart’s Symphony No. 36, K. 425, Linz; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4, K. 218 with Concertmaster David Halen; Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, K. 504, Prague. Jane Glover conducts.

December 31, 2022

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Celebration at 7:00 p.m.

St. Louis Public Radio will once again broadcast live the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’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, Stephanie Childress will take the podium at 7:30.

January 14, 2023

Saint-Saëns’ (arr. Cristian Măcelaru) Petite Suite from La foi; Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with Alice Sara Ott, piano; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1. Cristian Măcelaru conducts.

January 21, 2023

Detlev Glanert’s Weites Land (Open Land); Puts’ Concerto for Orchestra; Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, Hélène Grimaud, piano. Stéphane Denève conducts.

January 28, 2023

James Lee III’s Visions of Cahokia; Bernstein’s Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) with James Ehnes, violin; Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2. Stéphane Denève conducts.

February 11, 2023

Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave); James MacMillan’s The World’s Ransoming with Cally Banham, English horn; Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Festival Overture; Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini. James MacMillan conducts.

February 18, 2023

Debussy’s Scottish March on a Popular Theme; Chausson’s Poème and Ravel’s Tzigane with Tessa Lark, violin; Debussy’s Ibéria; Ravel’s La Valse. Stéphane Denève conducts (recorded at 10:30 a.m.).

March 4, 2023

Oswald Huỳnh’s Gia Đình Haydn’s Keyboard Concerto No. 11, Hob. XVIII with Peter Henderson, piano; Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, Rhenish. Stephanie Childress conducts (recorded at 10:30 a.m.).

March 11, 2023

Beethoven’s Selections from Egmont; Mendelssohn’s The First Walpurgis Night. Nicholas McGegan conducts.

March 18, 2023

Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges Suite; Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Vikingur Ólafsson, piano; Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. Stéphane Denève conducts (recorded March 16, 2023).

April 15, 2023

Barber’s Essay No. 2; Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Lise de la Salle, piano; Elgar’s Enigma Variations; Stephanie Childress conducts.

April 22, 2023

Chabrier’s España; R. Strauss’ Don Quixote with Beth Guterman Chu, viola; Mason Bates’ Anthology of Fantastic Zoology with Joshua Roman, cello. Leonard Slatkin conducts (recorded at 10:30 a.m.).