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.
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.
|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.|