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.

Each St. Louis Symphony Orchestra rebroadcast concert is now available on demand on the SLSO’s website for 30 days following the broadcast.

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Upcoming Concert

Gemma New, photo credit Britt Olsen Ecker

May 15, 2021 Rebroadcast

In a concert that was originally performed and broadcast on April 6, 2019, then resident conductor Gemma New (pictured) led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Thomas Adès’ Three Studies from Couperin; Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp, K. 299, featuring Principal Flutist Mark Sparks and Principal Harpist Allegra Lilly; and R. Strauss’ Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite.

During the intermission, listen to conversations with Gemma New, Allegra Lilly and Mark Sparks.

You can follow Gemma New @gemmanewmusic, Allegra Lilly @allegralilly, Tim Munro @lullysfoot and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra @slso.

Listen to St. Louis on the Air host Sarah Fenske's conversation with SLSO Music Director Stéphane Denève and President and CEO Marie-Hélène Bernard.

Recent Broadcasts

May 8, 2021

Originally aired on September 26, 2015
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David Robertston led the orchestra in an all Richard Strauss program including Don Quixote (Fantastical Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character) featuring Principal Cellist Daniel Lee and Principal Violist Beth Guterman Chu; Macbeth; and the Final Scene from Capriccio featuring soprano Karita Mattila (pictured - credit Marica Rosengard).

May 1, 2021

Originally aired on November 17, 2018
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Cristian Măcelaru (pictured) led the orchestra in Barber’s Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance, op. 23a; the world premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Bassoon Concerto, featuring Principal Bassoonist Andrew Cuneo; and Copland’s Symphony No. 3.

April 24, 2021

Originally aired on February 16, 2019
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Stéphane Denève led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Prokofiev’s Cinderella Suite (as compiled by Stéphane Denève); Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 16, featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman (pictured); and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, op. 78, featuring mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser, director.

April 17, 2021

Originally aired on March 4, 2017
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Bernard Labadie led the orchestra in an all-Bach program that includes: the Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066; Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068; Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067, featuring Principal Flutist Mark Sparks; Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068; and Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069.

April 10, 2021

Originally aired on November 25, 2017
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Jun Märkl led the orchestra in Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso; Chausson’s Poème, op. 25, featuring violinist Karen Gomyo (pictured); Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy, op. 25, also featuring Karen Gomyo; Manuel de Falla’s El amor brujo, featuring soprano Catalina Cuervo and Ravel’s Bolero.

April 3, 2021

Originally aired on November 9, 2019
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Masaaki Suzuki led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Haydn’s Symphony No. 48, “Maria Theresia” and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, K. 427, featuring sopranos Carolyn Sampson (pictured) and Joanne Lunn, tenor Zachary Wilder, bass-baritone Dashon Burton and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser director.

March 27, 2021

Originally aired on January 18, 2020
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Stéphane Denève led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll; Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.2 in A major, S.125 featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet; Clyne’s This Midnight Hour; and Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier Suite.

March 20, 2021

Originally aired on May 7, 2016
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David Robertson led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Vaughan Williams’ Flos campi (Flower of the Field) featuring then SLSO Associate Principal Violist Kathleen Mattis and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser, director; Berg’s Fünf Orchesterlieder nach Ansichtskarten-Texten von (1885-1935) Peter Altenberg, op. 4 (Five Orchestral Songs to Picture-Postcard Texts by Peter Altenberg, op. 4), featuring soprano Christine Brewer (pictured); and Holst’s The Planets, op. 39 featuring women of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus.

March 13, 2021

Originally aired on October 24, 2015
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John Storgårds led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, op. 84; Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 featuring pianist Lars Vogt; and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3, op. 27, Sinfonia espansiva, featuring soprano Kate Reimann and bass-baritone Jeffrey Heyl.

March 6, 2021

Originally aired on September 22, 2018
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Gemma New led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in John Stafford Smith’s The Star-Spangled Banner as arranged by Sousa and Damrosch; Sibelius’ Finlandia, op. 26; Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16, featuring pianist Behzod Abduraimov (pictured); Aaron Jay Kernis’ Musica celestis; and Elgar’s Enigma Variations (Variations on an Original Theme), op. 36.

February 27, 2021

Originally aired on February 7, 2015
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Stéphane Denève led the orchestra in Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune featuring Principal Flutist Mark Sparks who also played Debussy’s Syrinx as an encore; MacMillan’s Piano Concerto No. 3, The Mysteries of Light, featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet (pictured); and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, op. 88.

February 20, 2021

Originally aired on October 23, 2009
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David Robertson led the orchestra in Ives’ The Unanswered Question; Barber’s Adagio for Strings; the premiere of Rollo Dilworth’s Freedom’s Plow featuring the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON CHORUS, Robert Ray, director; and Tippett’s A Child of Our Time featuring soprano Measha Brueggergosman, mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey, tenor Paul Groves, baritone Jubilant Sykes, the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON CHORUS and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser, director.

February 13, 2021

Originally aired on November 12, 2016
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Leonard Slatkin (pictured) led the orchestra in his own composition, “Kinah;” Barber’s Piano Concerto, op. 38, featuring pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe; Copland’s Billy the Kid Ballet Suite; and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture for Orchestra.

February 6, 2021

Originally aired on January 19, 2019
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Karina Canellakis (pictured) led the orchestra in Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish,” featuring violinist Ray Chen, who also made his SLSO debut with that weekend’s performances; R. Strauss’ Symphonic Fantasy from Die Frau ohne Schatten; and Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.

January 30, 2021

Originally aired on February 17, 2018
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Matthew Halls (pictured), led 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.

January 23, 2021

Originally aired on April 2, 2016
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David Robertson led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in a program that included Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite; Vivier’s Lonely Child; Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in G major featuring soprano Susanna Phillips (pictured).

January 16, 2021

Originally aired on May 11, 2019
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Stéphane Denève led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in a program that includes Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Nyx; Ravel’s Shéhérazade, featuring mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham (pictured); and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, op. 14.