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.
August 15, 2020 rebroadcast
In a concert that was originally performed and broadcast on Saturday, November 5, 2011, then guest conductor and now SLSO Music Director Stéphane Denève led the orchestra in selections from Schumann’s Carnaval as orchestrated by Ravel; Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 featuring pianist Eric Le Sage; and Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé featuring flutist Mark Sparks and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus.
During the intermission, listen to conversations with Stéphane Denève, Eric Le Sage, St. Louis Symphony Chorus Director Amy Kaiser and Mark Sparks.
|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.|