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.

A St. Louis Symphony performance at Powel Hall.

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Upcoming Concert

guest conductor John Storgårds

October 31, 2020 rebroadcast

In a concert originally performed and broadcast on Saturday, April 22, 2017, guest conductor John Storgårds (pictured) led the orchestra in Silvestrov’s Hymne – 2001; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, op. 30, featuring pianist Nikolai Lugansky; and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.

During the intermission, listen to conversations with John Storgårds, Nikolai Lugansky and St. Louis Symphony Principal Timpanist Shannon Wood.

You can follow John Storgårds @johnstorgards, Tim Munro @lullysfoot, and the St. Louis Symphony @slso.

Recent Broadcasts

October 24, 2020

Originally aired on February 8, 2020
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Stéphane Denève led the orchestra in a program that included an SLSO co-commission, Kevin Puts’ Silent Night Elegy; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125, featuring soprano Ellie Dehn, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano (pictured), tenor Issachah Savage, bass Morris Robinson, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser director.

October 17, 2020

Originally aired on March 2, 2019
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Peter Oundjian led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, featuring pianist Lars Vogt (pictured); and Mahler’s Symphony No. 9.

October 10, 2020

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.

October 3, 2020

Originally aired on February 1, 2014
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Jaap van Zweden led the orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47.

September 26, 2020

Originally aired on October 13, 2018
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Gustavo Gimeno led the orchestra in Ligeti’s Concert Românesc; Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring pianist Javier Perianes (pictured) who also made his SLSO debut; and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, op. 35, featuring Concertmaster David Halen.

September 19, 2020

Originally aired on September 21, 2019
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Stéphane Denève led the orchestra in Kevin Puts’ Virelai; Jennifer Higdon’s The Blue Cathedral; Debussy’s La Mer; Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Gershwin’s An American in Paris

September 12, 2020

Originally aired on March 30, 2019
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Guest conductor Jakub Hruša led the orchestra in Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin Suite, op. 19; Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35, featuring violinist Karen Gomyo; and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, op. 70.

September 5, 2020

Originally aired on March 8, 2014
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Guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos led the orchestra, the SLSO Chorus and soloists Angel Blue, soprano, Julia Gertseva, mezzo-soprano, Aquiles Machado, tenor and Riccardo Zanellato, bass in Verdi’s Requiem.

August 29, 2020

Originally aired on November 15, 2016
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Guest conductor Hannu Lintu led the orchestra in Lutosławski’s Chain 3; Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, featuring cellist Alban Gerhardt (pictured); and Stravinsky’s Petrushka.

August 22, 2020

Originally aired on November 24, 2018
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Michael Francis made his St. Louis Symphony Orchestra debut as he led the orchestra in Elgar’s In the South (Alassio), op. 50; Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 26, featuring violinist Joshua Bell (pictured); and Vaughn Williams’ Symphony No. 2 in G major, (A London Symphony).

August 15, 2020

Originally aired on November 5, 2011
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Now SLSO Music Director Stéphane Denève conducted Schumann’s Carnaval as orchestrated by Ravel; Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 featuring pianist Eric Le Sage; and Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé featuring flutist Mark Sparks and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus.

August 8, 2020

Originally aired on March 24, 2018
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SLSO Resident Conductor Gemma New led the orchestra in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol, op. 34; Rautavaara’s Cantus arcticus, a Concerto for Birds and Orchestra, op. 61; the US Premiere of Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Solastalgia for Piccolo and Orchestra, featuring Ann Choomack; and Respighi’s Pines of Rome.

August 1, 2020

Originally aired on January 19, 2018
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Guest conductor Karina Canellakis made her SLSO debut 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 this weekend’s performances; R. Strauss’ Symphonic Fantasy from Die Frau ohne Schatten; and Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.

July 25, 2020

Originally aired on January 13, 2018
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Former Music Director David Robertson conducted Thomas Adès’ Powder Her Face Suite; Britten’s Violin Concerto featuring violinist Augustine Hadelich (pictured); and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 in F minor, op. 10.

July 18, 2020

Originally aired on March 11, 2017
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Now SLSO Music Director Stéphane Denève conducted Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15, featuring pianist Steven Osborne (pictured); and Richard Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony op. 64.

July 11, 2020

Originally aired on November 17, 2018
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Guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru 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.