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Join host Robert Peterson and commentator Tim Munro on 90.7 KWMU for live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Saturday nights from 8 to 10 p.m.

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pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

January 18, 2019 concert

On Saturday, January 18, at 8 p.m., Music Director Stéphane Denève will lead the orchestra in Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll; Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S.125, with pianist and SLSO Artist-in-Residence Jean-Yves Thibaudet (pictured above); Anna Clyne’s This Midnight Hour; R. Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier Suite (arranged by Stéphane Denève).

During the intermission, we’ll talk with Stéphane Denève, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and President and CEO Marie-Hélène Bernard.

You can follow Marie-Hélène Bernard @mhbernard, Robert B. Peterson III @robertpeterson3, Tim Munro @lullysfoot, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra @slso.

2019-2020 Season

September 21, 2019 Kevin Puts’ Virelai (World Premiere); Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral; Debussy’s La Mer; Guillaume Connesson’s The Shining One; Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Stéphane Denève conducts.
September 28, 2019 Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection" with Joélle Harvey, soprano, Kelley O’Connor, alto, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Stéphane Denève conducts.
October 5, 2019 Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Joyce Yang, piano; and Elgar’s Symphony No. 1. Edo de Waart conducts.
October 12, 2019 Various* Yet Another Set of Variations (on a Theme of Paganini) (World Premiere); Mozart’s Oboe Concerto, K. 314, with Jelena Dirks, Principal Oboe; and R. Strauss’, Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life). Leonard Slatkin conducts.

* Variations by Claude Baker, Mason Bates, William Bolcom, Guillaume Connesson, John Corigliano, Donald Erb, Cindy McTee, Joseph Schwantner, Leonard Slatkin, and Joan Tower
October 19, 2019 Poulenc’s Les biches Suite; Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with Karen Gomyo, violin; and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. Stéphane Denève conducts.
November 2, 2019 Barber’s Adagio for Strings; John Williams Violin Concerto with James Ehnes, violin; and Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3, "Organ." Stéphane Denève conducts.
November 9, 2019 Haydn’s Symphony No. 48, "Maria Theresia;” and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, K. 427 with Mojca Erdmann, soprano, Joanne Lunn, soprano, Zachary Wilder, tenor. Dashon Burton, bass-baritone, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Masaaki Suzuki conducts.
November 16, 2019 Aaron Jay Kernis’ New Work (World Premiere); Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2, with Gil Shaham, violin; and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. Stéphane Denève conducts.
November 23, 2019 Hindemith’s Concert Music for Strings and Brass; Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Simon Trpčeski, piano; and Mussorgsky/orch. Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Marcelo Lehninger conducts.
November 30, 2019 Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Andrew Grams conducts.
December 7, 2019 Handel’s Water Music Suite No. 1; Handel’s Sonata á 5, HWV 288; Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks; Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 with Richard Egarr, harpsichord, Kristin Ahlstrom, Associate Principal Second Violin, Angie Smart, violin, and Andrea Kaplan, Associate Principal Flute; and Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3. Richard Egarr conducts.
December 31, 2019 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 18, 2020 Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll; Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Anna Clyne’s This Midnight Hour; R. Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier Suite (arranged by Denève). Stéphane Denève conducts.
February 1, 2020 Schumann’s Manfred Overture; Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Saleem Ashkar, piano; and Tchaikovsky‘s Sleeping Beauty Suite (arranged by Szeps-Znaider). Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider conducts.
February 8, 2020 Kevin Puts’ Silent Night Elegy (SLSO Co-commission); and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Ellie Dehn, soprano, Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano, Issachah Savage, tenor, Davóne Tines, bass-baritone and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Stéphane Denève conducts.
February 15, 2020 Sofia Gubaidulina’s Offertorium with Baiba Skride, violin; and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. Rafael Payare conducts.
February 29, 2020 Haydn’s Symphony No. 31, "Hornsignal;" Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Seong-Jin Cho, piano; Schubert’s Symphony No. 5. Nicholas McGegan conducts.
March 7, 2020 Honegger’s Pacific 231; John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine; Guillaume Connesson’s A Kind of Trane (Saxophone Concerto) (U.S. Premiere) with Timothy McAllister, saxophone; Roussel’s Symphony No. 3; and Ravel’s Bolero. Stéphane Denève conducts.
March 14, 2020 Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust with Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano (Marguerite), Michael Spyres, tenor (Faust), John Relyea, bass (Mephistopholes), Anthony Clark Evans, baritone (Brander), the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, and the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. Stéphane Denève conducts.
March 28, 2020 Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture; John Adams’ Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? with Jeremy Denk, piano; and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1. John Adams conducts.
April 4, 2020 Outi Tarkiainen’s Midnight Sun Variations; Korngold’s Violin Concerto with Jennifer Pike, violin; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4. John Storgårds conducts.
April 18, 2020 Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten; Vaughan Williams‘ Dona Nobis Pacem with Mané Galoyan, soprano, Edward Nelson, baritone, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus; and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5. Gemma New conducts.
April 25, 2020 Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 2; William Bolcom’s Violin Concerto with Concertmaster David Halen; and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, "From the New World." Cristian Măcelaru conducts.
May 2, 2020 Lera Auerbach’s Icarus; Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand, with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. Stéphane Denève conducts.
May 9, 2020 Pierre Jalbert’s Music of Air and Fire; Guillaume Connesson’s Cello Concerto with Gautier Capuçon, cello; and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Stéphane Denève conducts.