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.

Hosts

  • Maria A. Ellis
    Music Educator and host of the Bach and Beyoncé show on Classic 107.3
  • Alicia Revé Like
    Actor/Singer/Songwriter
  • Tim Munro
    SLSO Creative Partner
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Upcoming Concert

Stéphane Denève

September 25, 2021 Live Broadcast

Stéphane Denève (pictured) conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in John Stafford Smith’s The Star Spangled Banner as arranged by Sousa and Damrosch; Jessie Montgomery’s Banner; Anna Clyne’s Dance with cellist Inbal Segev; and Tchaikovksy’s Symphony No. 4.

During the intermission, we’ll talk with Stéphane Denève, Inbal Segev and Center of Creative Arts’ Co-Artistic Director of Dance Kirven Douthit-Boyd.

You can follow Inbal Segev @InbalSegevCello, Tim Munro @lullysfoot and the St. Louis Symphony @slso.

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

Schumann Selections from Carnival; Schumann Piano Concerto with Eric LeSage, piano; Ravel Daphnis et Chloé. Stéphane Denève conducts (originally performed and broadcast on November 5, 2011).

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

Heggie’s The Work at Hand with Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano and Elizabeth Chung, cello; Elgar’s Sea Pictures with Elizabeth Chung, cello; Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. 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

Lutoslawki Chain 3; Dvořák Cello Concerto with Alban Gerhardt, cello; Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 Version). Hannu Lintu conducts (originally performed and broadcast on October 15, 2016).

December 31, 2021

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Celebration (Special Holiday Broadcast: Tuesday, 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

Detlev Glanert’s Brahms-Fantasie; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with Lars Vogt, piano; Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. Stéphane Denève conducts.

January 15, 2022

Valerie Coleman’s Umoja: Anthem of Unity; Barber’s Violin Concerto with Augustin Hadelich, violin; Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite. Stéphane Denève conducts.

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.

March 5, 2022

J.C. Bach’s Symphony No. 1 in G minor; Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in D minor, Per Pisendel with Dmitry Sinkovsky, violiln; Handel’s Qual nave smarrita from Radamisto and Furibondo spira il vento from Partenope with Dmitry Sinkovsky, countertenor; Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626 with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser, director. Dmitry Sinkovsky conducts.

March 12, 2022

Stacy Garrop’s Goddes 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.

April 9, 2022

Liszt’s Prometheus; Jessie Montgomery’s Piano Concerto (SLSO co-commission) with Awadagin Pratt, piano; Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World; Stephanie Childress conducts.

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.