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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January 29, 2022 Live Broadcast
Guest conductor and composer John Adams (pictured) will lead the orchestra in Gabriela Smith’s Tumblebird Contrails; his own work, Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? featuring pianist Jeremy Denk; and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39.
During the intermission hear conversations with John Adams and Jeremy Denk.
2021-2022 Season Schedule
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.