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

Susanna Phillips

January 23, 2021 rebroadcast

In a concert that was originally performed and broadcast on Saturday, April 2, 2016, then Music Director 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).

During the intermission, hear conversations with David Robertson, SLSO Principal Clarinetist Scott Andrews and Susanna Phillips.

You can follow Susanna Phillips @sopsus, Adam Crane @adamcrane, Tim Munro @lullysfoot and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra @slso.

Recent Broadcasts

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.

January 9, 2021

Originally aired on March 10, 2018
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Cristian Măcelaru led the orchestra in Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem, op. 20; Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, op. 61, featuring violinist James Ehnes (pictured); and Vaughn Williams’ Symphony No. 4 in F minor.

January 2, 2021

Originally aired on October 6, 2018
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Bramwell Tovey led the orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68, Pastoral; and Berlioz’ Harold in Italy, op. 16 featuring SLSO Principal Violist Beth Guterman Chu.

December 31, 2020

Originally aired on December 31, 2019
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Stéphane Denève led the orchestra in the BMO Wealth Management New Year’s Eve Celebration. SLSO violinist Andrea Jarrett and soprano Elizabeth Sutphen were the soloists in a program including Takemitsu’s Waltz from The Face of Another; Li’s Spring Festival Overture; Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda; Kreisler’s Liebesleid for Violin and Orchestra; J. Strauss, Jr.’s Mein Herr Marquis from Die Fledermaus; Offenbach’s Excerpts from Gaité Parisienne; Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo; Lowe’s I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady; Piazzolla’s Libertango; Marquez’ Danzón No.2 for Orchestra; Eppel’s Missouri Waltz; J. Strauss, Jr.’s On the Beautiful Blue Danube, op.314; Bizet’s Farandole from L’Arlésienne Suite No.2; J. Strauss, Sr.’s Radetzky March, op.228 (Encore); Traditional Auld Lang Syne (Encore).

December 26, 2020

Originally aired on October 20, 2018
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Jun Märkl led the orchestra in Beethoven’s Concerto in C major for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra, op.56, "Triple Concerto,” featuring pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe (pictured), Second Associate Concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer and Associate Principal Cellist Melissa Brooks; and Wagner’s The Ring: An Orchestral Journey.

December 19, 2020

Originally aired on March 24, 2018
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Gemma New (pictured) 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.

December 12, 2020

Originally aired on December 5, 2015
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Bernard Labadie (pictured) led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s “Messiah” featuring soprano Lydia Teuscher, mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy, tenor Jeremy Ovenden and baritone Kyle Ketelson and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser, director.

December 5, 2020

Originally aired on November 28, 2015
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Music Director David Robertson led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in a program that included: Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 in D major, op. 25, “Classical;” Tan Dun’s Contrabass Concerto: The Wolf, featuring SLSO principal double bassist Erik Harris; Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden Suite; and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, op. 67, featuring narrators Annie Barbour and Lara Teeter.

November 28, 2020

Originally aired on October 28, 2016
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Jun Markl led the orchestra in Liszt’s “Prometheus,” Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 featuring pianist Jeremy Denk (pictured), and Schoenberg’s orchestration of Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25.

November 21, 2020

Originally aired on February 9, 2019
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Stéphane Denève (pictured) led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in 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.

November 14, 2020

Originally aired on December 2, 2017
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Nicholas McGegan (pictured) led the orchestra in an all-Vivaldi program that includes; Concerto for Strings in C major, RV 114; “Gelosia, tu già rendi l’alma mia” from Ottone in villa, featuring soprano Sherezade Panthaki; “L’ombre, l’aure, e ancora il rio” from Ottone in villa, featuring sopranos Sherezade Panthaki and Leann Schuering, flutists Andrea Kaplan and Jennifer Nitchman, and violinists Erin Schreiber and Melody Lee; “Nel profondo cieco mondo” from Orlando furioso, featuring countertenor Jay Carter; “Mentre dormi, amor fomenti” from L’Olimpiade, also featuring Jay Carter; “In braccio de’ contenti” from Gloria ed Imeneo, featuring soprano Sherezade Panthaki and countertenor Jay Carter; Concerto for Two Horns and Strings in F major, RV 538, featuring horn players Thomas Jöstlein and Christopher Dwyer; Concerto grosso in D minor, RV 565, featuring violinists Erin Schreiber and Melody Lee, and cellist Bjorn Ranheim; and Gloria in D major, RV 589, featuring sopranos Sherezade Panthaki and Leann Schuering, countertenor Jay Carter and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser, director.

November 7, 2020

Originally aired on January 14, 2017
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David Robertson led the orchestra in John Adams’ The Chairman Dances – Foxtrot for Orchestra; Korngold’s Violin Concerto, featuring violinist Gil Shaham (pictured); and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World.

October 31, 2020

Originally aired on April 22, 2017
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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.

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.