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.

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Upcoming Concert

Bernard Labadie

April 17, 2021 Rebroadcast

In a concert originally performed and broadcast on March 4, 2017, guest conductor Bernard Labadie led the orchestra in an all-Bach program that includes: the Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066; Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068; Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067, featuring Principal Flutist Mark Sparks; Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068; and Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069.

During the intermission, hear conversations with SLSO Principal Oboist Jelena Dirks, Bernard Labadie and Mark Sparks.

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

Listen to St. Louis on the Air host Sarah Fenske's conversation with SLSO Music Director Stéphane Denève and President and CEO Marie-Hélène Bernard.

Recent Broadcasts

April 10, 2021

Originally aired on November 25, 2017
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Jun Märkl led the orchestra in Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso; Chausson’s Poème, op. 25, featuring violinist Karen Gomyo (pictured); Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy, op. 25, also featuring Karen Gomyo; Manuel de Falla’s El amor brujo, featuring soprano Catalina Cuervo and Ravel’s Bolero.

April 3, 2021

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.

March 27, 2021

Originally aired on January 18, 2020
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Stéphane Denève led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll; Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.2 in A major, S.125 featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet; Clyne’s This Midnight Hour; and Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier Suite.

March 20, 2021

Originally aired on May 7, 2016
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David Robertson led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Vaughan Williams’ Flos campi (Flower of the Field) featuring then SLSO Associate Principal Violist Kathleen Mattis and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser, director; Berg’s Fünf Orchesterlieder nach Ansichtskarten-Texten von (1885-1935) Peter Altenberg, op. 4 (Five Orchestral Songs to Picture-Postcard Texts by Peter Altenberg, op. 4), featuring soprano Christine Brewer (pictured); and Holst’s The Planets, op. 39 featuring women of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus.

March 13, 2021

Originally aired on October 24, 2015
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John Storgårds led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, op. 84; Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 featuring pianist Lars Vogt; and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3, op. 27, Sinfonia espansiva, featuring soprano Kate Reimann and bass-baritone Jeffrey Heyl.

March 6, 2021

Originally aired on September 22, 2018
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Gemma New led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in John Stafford Smith’s The Star-Spangled Banner as arranged by Sousa and Damrosch; Sibelius’ Finlandia, op. 26; Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16, featuring pianist Behzod Abduraimov (pictured); Aaron Jay Kernis’ Musica celestis; and Elgar’s Enigma Variations (Variations on an Original Theme), op. 36.

February 27, 2021

Originally aired on February 7, 2015
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Stéphane Denève led the orchestra in Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune featuring Principal Flutist Mark Sparks who also played Debussy’s Syrinx as an encore; MacMillan’s Piano Concerto No. 3, The Mysteries of Light, featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet (pictured); and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, op. 88.

February 20, 2021

Originally aired on October 23, 2009
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David Robertson led the orchestra in Ives’ The Unanswered Question; Barber’s Adagio for Strings; the premiere of Rollo Dilworth’s Freedom’s Plow featuring the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON CHORUS, Robert Ray, director; and Tippett’s A Child of Our Time featuring soprano Measha Brueggergosman, mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey, tenor Paul Groves, baritone Jubilant Sykes, the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON CHORUS and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, Amy Kaiser, director.

February 13, 2021

Originally aired on November 12, 2016
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Leonard Slatkin (pictured) led the orchestra in his own composition, “Kinah;” Barber’s Piano Concerto, op. 38, featuring pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe; Copland’s Billy the Kid Ballet Suite; and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture for Orchestra.

February 6, 2021

Originally aired on January 19, 2019
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Karina Canellakis (pictured) led the orchestra 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 that weekend’s performances; R. Strauss’ Symphonic Fantasy from Die Frau ohne Schatten; and Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.

January 30, 2021

Originally aired on February 17, 2018
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Matthew Halls (pictured), led the orchestra in Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 in D major; Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, op. 73, featuring SLSO Principal Clarinetist Scott Andrews; and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 11.

January 23, 2021

Originally aired on April 2, 2016
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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).

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.