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.

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Upcoming Concert

violinist Akiko Suwanai

May 7, 2022 Live Broadcast

In the final concert of the 2021-2022 Classical Series, Music Director Stéphane Denève will lead the orchestra in the world premiere of Nathalie Joachim’s Family featuring the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus, Kevin McBeth, director, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 featuring violinist Akiko Suwanai (pictured) and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D major.

During the intermission we’ll talk with Stéphane Denève, Nathalie Joachim and Akiko Suwanai.

You can follow Akiko Suwanai @AkikoSuwanai, Tim Munro @lullysfoot, Maria A. Ellis @girlconductor, Alicia Revé Like @alicia_reve and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra @slso.

Listen to STLPR arts reporter Jeremy D. Goodwin's feature on Amy Kaiser.

2021-2022 Season Schedule

September 25, 2021

John Stafford Smith (arranged by Sousa and Damrosch) The Star Spangled Banner; Jessie Montgomery’s Banner; Anna Clyne’s Dance with Inbal Segev, cello and Kirven Douthit-Boyd, choreographer; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Stéphane Denève conducts.

October 2, 2021

Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte; Ives’ The Unanswered Question; Rouse’s Rapture; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Yefim Bronfman, piano. Stéphane Denève conducts.

October 9, 2021

Tower’s Made in America; Bolcom’s Violin Concerto with Concertmaster David Halen; Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. Leonard Slatkin conducts.

October 16, 2021

Haydn’s Symphony No. 64, Tempora mutantur; Adès’ Piano Concerto with Kirill Gerstein, piano; Outi Tarkiainen’s Midnight Sun Variations; Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, The Inextinguishable. John Storgårds conducts.

October 23, 2021 Rebroadcast

Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade in G major), K. 525; Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, featuring Concertmaster David Halen; Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, also featuring David Halen and members of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser, director; and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73. Stéphane Denève conducts(originally performed and broadcast on February 9, 2019).

October 30, 2021

Karim Al-Zand’s Luctus Profugis: Elegy for the Displaced; Schumann’s Piano Concerto with Ingrid Fliter, piano; Smetana’s Selections from Má vlast. Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider conducts.

November 6, 2021

James Lee III’s Emotive Transformations; Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, violin; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Stéphane Denève conducts.

November 20, 2021

Clyne’s PIVOT; Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy with Simone Porter, violin; Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, The Great; David Danzmayr conducts.

November 27, 2021

Elgar’s Sea Pictures with Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; Heggie’s The Work at Hand with Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano and Elizabeth Chung, cello; Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, with David Halen, violin. Gemma New conducts. (The concert is performed in memory of St. Louis Post-Dispatch classical music critic Sarah Bryan Miller.)

December 4, 2021

C.P.E. Bach’s Sinfonia in E minor; C.P.E. Bach’s Cello Concerto in A Major, H. 439 with Yin Xiong, cello; J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 with Beth Guterman Chu and Andrew François, viola; J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1. Nicholas McGegan conducts.

December 11, 2021 Rebroadcast

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Steven Osborne, piano; R. Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony. Stéphane Denève conducts (originally performed and broadcast on March 11, 2017).

December 18, 2021 Rebroadcast

Handel’s Messiah featuring Lydia Teuscher, soprano; Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano; Jeremy Ovenden, tenor; Kyle Ketelsen, bass; The St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser, director. Bernard Labadie conducts (originally performed and broadcast on December 5, 2015).

December 25, 2021 Rebroadcast

Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 in D major; Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, op. 73, with SLSO Principal Clarinetist Scott Andrews; and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 11. Matthew Halls conducts (originally performed and broadcast on February 17, 2018).

December 31, 2021

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Celebration (Special Holiday Broadcast: Friday, December 31 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, Stéphane Denève will take the podium at 7:30 to conduct this annual surprise program, with musical selections and guest artists announced on the stage.

January 8, 2022 Rebroadcast

Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade in G major), K. 525; Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, featuring Concertmaster David Halen; Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, also featuring David Halen and members of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser, director; and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73. Stéphane Denève conducts (originally performed and broadcast on February 9, 2019).

January 15, 2022 Rebroadcast

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, featuring pianist Lars Vogt (pictured); and Mahler’s Symphony No. 9. Peter Oundjian conducts (originally performed and broadcast on March 2, 2019).

January 22, 2022

Detlev Glanert’s Brahms-Fantasie; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Shai Wosner, piano; Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. Stéphane Denève conducts (originally performed on January 7, 2022).

January 29, 2022

Gabriela Smith’s Tumblebird Contrails; Adams’ Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? with Jeremy Denk, piano; Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1. John Adams conducts.

February 5, 2022

Tan Dun’s The Tears of Nature with Martin Grubinger, percussion; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, Little Russian. Elim Chan conducts.

February 12, 2022

J.S. Bach’s (trans. Stokowski) Chorale Prelude A Mighty Fortress Is Our God; J.S. Bach (trans. Damrosch) Chorale Prelude A Mighty Fortress Is Our God; Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante; Wagner’s Prelude to Act I from Parsifal; Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, Reformation. Stéphane Denève conducts.

February 19, 2022 Rebroadcast

J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066; J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068; J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067, with then SLSO Principal Flutist Mark Sparks; and Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069. Bernard Labadie conducts (originally performed and broadcast on March 4, 2017).

February 26, 2022 Rebroadcast

Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection" with Joélle Harvey, soprano, Tamara Mumford, mezzo soprano, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser director. Stéphane Denève conducts (originally performed and broadcast on September 28, 2019).

March 5, 2022

Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito Overture; Mozart’s Non più di Fiori from La Clemenza di Tito with Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 2, K. 417 with SLSO Principal Horn Roger Kaza; and Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626 with Erica Petrocelli, soprano, Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano, Nicholas Phan, tenor, Soloman Howard, bass and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser, director. Patrick Summers conducts.

March 12, 2022

Stacy Garrop’s Goddess Triptych (World Premiere); Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 5, Egyptian with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Dukas’ La Peri; Stravinsky The Firebird Suite. Stéphane Denève conducts.

March 19, 2022

James Lee III’s Chuphshah! Harriet’s Drive to Canaan; Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3. Stéphane Denève conducts.

March 26, 2022 Rebroadcast

Beethoven’s Concerto in C major for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra, op.56, "Triple Concerto,” with pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe, Second Associate Concertmaster Celeste Golden and Associate Principal Cellist Melissa Brooks; Wagner’s The Ring: An Orchestral Journey. Jun Märkl conducts (originally performed and broadcast on October 20, 2018).

April 2, 2022 Rebroadcast

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Pastoral; Berlioz’ Harold in Italy with Principal Violist Beth Guterman Chu. Bramwell Tovey conducts (originally performed and broadcast on October 6, 2018).

April 9, 2022

Sibelius’ En saga; Jessie Montgomery’s Rounds for Piano and String Orchestra (SLSO co-commission) with Awadagin Pratt, piano; Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World; Stephanie Childress conducts.

April 16, 2022 Rebroadcast

Schuman’s Carnaval as orchestrated by Ravel; Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, Eric Le Sage, pianist; and Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé, Mark Sparks, flutist and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser, director. Stéphane Denève conducts (originally performed and broadcast on November 5, 2011).

April 23, 2022

Franghiz Ali-Zadeh’s Nagillar (Fairy Tales); Ginastera’s Harp Concerto with Principal Harp Allegra Lilly; Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5. Kirill Karabits conducts.

April 30, 2022

Jessie Montgomery’s (arr. Jannina Norpoth) Starburst (World Premiere of full orchestra version; SLSO comission); Debussy’s Nocturnes; Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser, director. Stéphane Denève conducts.

May 7, 2022

Nathalie Joachim’s Family (World Premiere; SLSO commission) with the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus, Kevin McBeth, director; Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 1 with Akiko Suwanai, violin; Mahler Symphony No. 1. Stéphane Denève conducts.