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Mozart Jupiter
2017-2018 Orchestral
Mozart Jupiter

Internationally-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax joins the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra beginning a two-week celebration of Mozart with the composer’s charming Piano Concertos Nos. 19 and 27. Plus, Music Director David Robertson leads the orchestra in Mozart’s final and exuberant symphony, the “Jupiter.”

Sat 9/23/17 8:00PM Powell Hall Mozart Jupiter
Sun 9/24/17 3:00PM Powell Hall Mozart Jupiter


Mozart 39
2017-2018 Orchestral
Mozart 39

Start your morning with Mozart! Celebrate Mozart’s sublime works with his Symphony No. 39, a work full of humor and passion, and his Piano Concertos Nos. 14 and 20 performed by the incomparable Emanuel Ax.

Fri 9/29/17 10:30AM Powell Hall Mozart 39


Mozart 40
2017-2018 Orchestral
Mozart 40

Pianist Emanuel Ax joins Music Director David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performing the composer’s Piano Concertos Nos. 16 and 17. Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 will capture your attention from the gripping opening to its magnificent finale.

Sat 9/30/17 8:00PM Powell Hall Mozart 40
Sun 10/1/17 3:00PM Powell Hall Mozart 40


Pulitzer Concert 1
2017-2018 Pulitzer
Pulitzer Concert 1

The upcoming St. Louis Symphony: Live at the Pulitzer season explores the fusion of music, architecture and art.

Wed 10/4/17 7:30PM Pulitzer Foundation Pulitzer Concert 1


Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
2017-2018 Orchestral
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

Rachmaninoff’s genius is on full display in his Second Symphony as melodies of heart-wrenching beauty unfold.

Fri 10/6/17 8:00PM Powell Hall Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Sat 10/7/17 8:00PM Powell Hall Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2


Halen Plays Khachaturian
2017-2018 Orchestral
Halen Plays Khachaturian

A concert of blazing orchestral color and drama awaits with the music of Berlioz, Khachaturian and Walton. Concertmaster David Halen captivates from the rhythmic opening of Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto to the brilliant finale full of sparkling virtuosity.

Fri 10/13/17 10:30AM Powell Hall Halen Plays Khachaturian
Sat 10/14/17 8:00PM Powell Hall Halen Plays Khachaturian


Athletes of the Orchestra
2017-2018 Family
Athletes of the Orchestra

Did you know that the musicians in an orchestra are athletes? They have a coach, known as the conductor, they practice and play as a team. Join in the fun and meet all the athletes in the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. From the Star-Spangled Banner, Casey at the Bat, to the St. Louis Blues March and more, it’s game day at Powell Hall! 

Sun 10/15/17 3:00PM Powell Hall Athletes of the Orchestra


Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
2017-2018 Orchestral
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Music, like true love, has no boundaries and can transcend time. Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet will transport you through the spiritual and physical aspects of love, and you’ll be mesmerized as Orli Shaham performs one of the world’s most irresistible melodies in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

Sat 10/21/17 8:00PM Powell Hall Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Sun 10/22/17 3:00PM Powell Hall Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini


Beethoven 5
2017-2018 Orchestral
Beethoven 5

Experience Beethoven’s monumental Fifth to discover the power of live performance as David Robertson leads the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in this iconic work.

Fri 10/27/17 8:00PM Powell Hall Beethoven 5
Sat 10/28/17 8:00PM Powell Hall Beethoven 5
Sun 10/29/17 3:00PM Powell Hall Beethoven 5


Jurassic Park
2017-2018 Live at Powell Hall
Jurassic Park

The winner of three Academy Awards and one of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, comes to life on the big screen at Powell Hall, with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic and beloved score. Welcome… to Jurassic Park!

Fri 11/3/17 7:00PM Powell Hall Jurassic Park
Sat 11/4/17 7:00PM Powell Hall Jurassic Park
Sun 11/5/17 2:30PM Powell Hall Jurassic Park


Tchaikovsky 4
2017-2018 Orchestral
Tchaikovsky 4

From the quiet plucking of the strings to the spectacular brass fanfare finale, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony takes you on an exciting sonic journey. Conductor John Storgårds leads Tchaikovsky’s most jubilant symphony that is sure to leave you breathless.

Fri 11/10/17 10:30AM Powell Hall Tchaikovsky 4
Sat 11/11/17 8:00PM Powell Hall Tchaikovsky 4
Sun 11/12/17 3:00PM Powell Hall Tchaikovsky 4


Youth Orchestra Performs Dvořák 8
2017-2018 Youth Orchestra
Youth Orchestra Performs Dvořák 8

The St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra is excited to kick off their 48th season with a stirring program – join them in the opening concert of their 48th season.

Fri 11/17/17 8:00PM Powell Hall Youth Orchestra Performs Dvořák 8


Missa Solemnis
2017-2018 Orchestral
Missa Solemnis

Experience the radiant and heartfelt message of this glorious setting of the mass as David Robertson joins together the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus alongside an outstanding vocal cast performing one of Beethoven’s greatest masterpieces.

Sat 11/18/17 8:00PM Powell Hall Missa Solemnis
Sun 11/19/17 3:00PM Powell Hall Missa Solemnis


Bolero
2017-2018 Orchestral
Bolero

Join us Thanksgiving weekend for a concert with Spanish flair! Violinist Karen Gomyo takes center stage performing Sarasate’s fiery Carmen Fantasy, a captivating work full of ‘finger fireworks’ certain to mesmerize, before the concert concludes with Ravel’s legendary orchestral showpiece Bolero.

Fri 11/24/17 8:00PM Powell Hall Bolero
Sat 11/25/17 8:00PM Powell Hall Bolero
Sun 11/26/17 3:00PM Powell Hall Bolero


Vivaldi Gloria
2017-2018 Orchestral
Vivaldi Gloria

From the bright opening to its meditative melodies, Vivaldi’s Gloria will bring the joy and splendor of the holiday season to your heart with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

Fri 12/1/17 8:00PM Powell Hall Vivaldi Gloria
Sat 12/2/17 8:00PM Powell Hall Vivaldi Gloria


An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr.
2017-2018 Live at Powell Hall
An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr.

Multifaceted performer Leslie Odom, Jr., best known for originating the Tony Award-winning role of Aaron Burr in the original cast of Broadway’s Hamilton and his role in the TV series Smash, joins the SLSO for an extraordinary event. Performing hits from his debut solo album that quickly rose to number one on the Billboard and iTunes Jazz charts and more, this one-night-only concert is the perfect way to begin your holiday season. Gather your friends and family and do not miss your chance to see Leslie Odom, Jr.!

Sun 12/3/17 7:00PM Powell Hall An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr.


The Four Seasons
2017-2018 Orchestral
The Four Seasons

In an awe-inspiring and intriguing twist on a beloved classic, mandolinist Avi Avital joins the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in performing Vivaldi’s ever-popular The Four Seasons as you’ve never heard them before.

Fri 12/8/17 10:30AM Powell Hall The Four Seasons
Sat 12/9/17 8:00PM Powell Hall The Four Seasons
Sun 12/10/17 3:00PM Powell Hall The Four Seasons


My Favorite Murder
2017-2018 Hall Rentals
My Favorite Murder

Join Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark for a live performance of their wildly popular My Favorite Murder podcast.

Fri 12/8/17 8:00PM Powell Hall My Favorite Murder


Gospel Christmas: A Soulful Celebration with Dianne Reeves

Grammy Award-winner, Dianne Reeves joins the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and IN UNISON Chorus to ring in the holiday season with jazz renditions of some of your favorite holiday classics and more. Don’t miss this soulful celebration sure to warm your heart with holiday cheer.

Thu 12/14/17 7:30PM Powell Hall Gospel Christmas: A Soulful Celebration with Dianne Reeves


Mercy Holiday Celebration
2017-2018 Holiday
Mercy Holiday Celebration

Join your St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Holiday Festival Chorus for a concert full of timeless holiday classics. Experience for yourself why thousands of St. Louisans make this their annual holiday tradition.

Fri 12/15/17 2:00PM Powell Hall Mercy Holiday Celebration
Fri 12/15/17 7:30PM Powell Hall Mercy Holiday Celebration
Sat 12/16/17 2:00PM Powell Hall Mercy Holiday Celebration
Sat 12/16/17 7:30PM Powell Hall Mercy Holiday Celebration
Sun 12/17/17 2:00PM Powell Hall Mercy Holiday Celebration


Music of John Williams
2017-2018 Live at Powell Hall
Music of John Williams

Celebrate this holiday season as David Robertson leads the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performing the beloved music of John Williams. With a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history. It promises to be an unforgettable concert experience and the perfect gift to share with family and friends.

Thu 12/21/17 7:00PM Powell Hall Music of John Williams
Fri 12/22/17 7:00PM Powell Hall Music of John Williams
Sat 12/23/17 2:30PM Powell Hall Music of John Williams


DreamWorks Animation in Concert
2017-2018 Live at Powell Hall
DreamWorks Animation in Concert

Relive the moments from Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and more as they are projected on the big screen while the STL Symphony plays the magical music live. An experience for the entire family, join us to celebrate more than 20 years of inspired animation and iconic music scores by Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell, Alexandre Desplat, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman and many more!

Fri 12/29/17 7:00PM Powell Hall DreamWorks Animation in Concert
Sat 12/30/17 7:00PM Powell Hall DreamWorks Animation in Concert


BMO Private Bank New Year’s Eve Celebration

Experience St. Louis’ best kept secret and ring in 2018 with the perfect addition to your New Year’s Eve plans. Join Music Director David Robertson and your St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for an evening of magical music and unforgettable surprises. Don’t miss the most anticipated concert of the year!

Sun 12/31/17 7:30PM Powell Hall BMO Private Bank New Year’s Eve Celebration


Shostakovich 1
2017-2018 Orchestral
Shostakovich 1

Written when the composer was just eighteen, Shostakovich’s First Symphony mesmerizes with dry wit displaying the young composer’s exciting and enduring hallmarks that fascinate to this day.

Fri 1/12/18 10:30AM Powell Hall Shostakovich 1
Sat 1/13/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Shostakovich 1


California Tour: Palm Desert
2017-2018 Miscellaneous
California Tour: Palm Desert

David Robertson, the SLSO and violinist Augustin Hadelich travel to California, beginning the tour in Palm Desert.

Mon 1/15/18 7:30PM McCallum Theatre California Tour: Palm Desert


California Tour: Santa Barbara
2017-2018 Miscellaneous
California Tour: Santa Barbara

The Golden State tour continues to the coastal city of Santa Barbara.

Tue 1/16/18 8:00PM Grenada Theatre California Tour: Santa Barbara


California Tour: University of California, Davis

The SLSO travels north for a UC Davis residency and the third concert in the tour. Residency activities include side-by-side with the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and composer reading sessions.

Wed 1/17/18 8:00PM Mondavi Center California Tour: University of California, Davis


California Tour: Stanford
2017-2018 Miscellaneous
California Tour: Stanford

The California Tour comes to an end with the SLSO performing in Palo Alto at Stanford University.

Fri 1/19/18 7:30PM Bing Concert Hall California Tour: Stanford


Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
2017-2018 Orchestral
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “the real thing, a virtuoso with heart,” violinist Julian Rachlin debuts with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto—a lyrical work beloved as one of the most captivating violin concertos of all time.

Fri 1/26/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Sat 1/27/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Mendelssohn Violin Concerto


Rapped & Remixed
2017-2018 Family
Rapped & Remixed

The SLSO, The 442s and Compositions for L.I.F.E. present a surprise musical experience for the entire family. Enjoy classic melodies from Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet complete with a modern-day twist and contemporary narration. Experience Prokofiev’s music like never before.

Sun 1/28/18 3:00PM Powell Hall Rapped & Remixed


Pulitzer Concert 2
2017-2018 Pulitzer
Pulitzer Concert 2

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation continue to awe audiences at the cohesiveness of music and art.

Tue 1/30/18 7:30PM Pulitzer Foundation Pulitzer Concert 2
Wed 1/31/18 7:30PM Pulitzer Foundation Pulitzer Concert 2


Denève Conducts La Valse
2017-2018 Orchestral
Denève Conducts La Valse

Conductor Stéphane Denève makes his much-anticipated first appearance since being named Music Director Designate in a program featuring works by Ravel, Poulenc and Connesson.

Fri 2/2/18 10:30AM Powell Hall Denève Conducts La Valse
Sat 2/3/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Denève Conducts La Valse


Carmina Burana
2017-2018 Orchestral
Carmina Burana

Hailed as one of the most popular and instantly recognizable works of all time, Orff’s electrifying Carmina burana evokes the vibrant and sometimes perilous world of medieval Europe, portraying vivid scenes in rowdy taverns, royal courts and natural settings. Bramwell Tovey leads the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in this awe-inspiring masterpiece certain to bring you to your feet.

Fri 2/9/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Carmina Burana
Sat 2/10/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Carmina Burana
Sun 2/11/18 3:00PM Powell Hall Carmina Burana


Rufus Wainwright
2017-2018 Live at Powell Hall
Rufus Wainwright

The talented American-Canadian singer, songwriter and composer, Rufus Wainwright joins the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for a one-night only concert experience. Having collaborated with artists including Elton John, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys and producer Mark Ronson amongst others, he has been praised by The New York Times for his “genuine originality,” where he has established himself as one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation.

Fri 2/16/18 7:30PM Powell Hall Rufus Wainwright


Mendelssohn 1
2017-2018 Orchestral
Mendelssohn 1

Immerse yourself in Mendelssohn’s First Symphony, a work composed at the age of 15 that showcases the composer's budding talent with its elegant melodies and rich harmonies.

Sat 2/17/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Mendelssohn 1
Sun 2/18/18 3:00PM Powell Hall Mendelssohn 1


North by Northwest
2017-2018 Live at Powell Hall
North by Northwest

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, nominated for three Academy Awards and celebrated as one of the most popular spy thrillers of all time, North by Northwest comes to life on the big screen at Powell Hall. Join the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as they perform Bernard Hermann’s exhilarating, gentle, pulsating and moving score live!

Sat 2/24/18 7:00PM Powell Hall North by Northwest
Sun 2/25/18 3:00PM Powell Hall North by Northwest


Pulitzer Concert 3
2017-2018 Pulitzer
Pulitzer Concert 3

Enjoy the collaboration between the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation at the third performance of the 2017-2018 season in Tadao Ando’s modern building.

Tue 2/27/18 7:30PM Pulitzer Foundation Pulitzer Concert 3
Wed 2/28/18 7:30PM Pulitzer Foundation Pulitzer Concert 3


Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
2017-2018 Orchestral
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

Pianist Rémi Geniet debuts with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s exhilarating First Piano Concerto, instantly recognizable by its triumphant opening theme.

Fri 3/2/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
Sat 3/3/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1


Youth Orchestra Concert 2
2017-2018 Youth Orchestra
Youth Orchestra Concert 2

Be inspired by the next generation of musicians as the 2017/2018 Youth Orchestra season continues.

Sun 3/4/18 3:00PM Powell Hall Youth Orchestra Concert 2


Ehnes Plays Saint-Saëns
2017-2018 Orchestral
Ehnes Plays Saint-Saëns

“A supreme virtuoso of the instrument” (Daily Telegraph), violinist James Ehnes returns to astound with Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3, a tour-de-force culminating in a grandiose finale of fury.

Sat 3/10/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Ehnes Plays Saint-Saëns
Sun 3/11/18 3:00PM Powell Hall Ehnes Plays Saint-Saëns


Teuscher Sings Mozart
2017-2018 Orchestral
Teuscher Sings Mozart

German soprano Lydia Teuscher returns with conductor Bernard Labadie for an evening of musical poetry and vocal acrobatics, performing a selection of Mozart’s exalted arias.

Fri 3/16/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Teuscher Sings Mozart
Sat 3/17/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Teuscher Sings Mozart


Pinocchio's Adventures in Funland

Travel to funland with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as they bring to life the enchanting tale of Carlo Collodi’s most beloved marionette, all while entertaining, educating and introducing your family to the riches of concert music. This concert will also feature excerpts from other childhood favorites including The Barber of Seville Overture and Carnival of the Animals!

Sun 3/18/18 3:00PM Powell Hall Pinocchio's Adventures in Funland


Pines of Rome
2017-2018 Orchestral
Pines of Rome

Enjoy a musical voyage through Rome’s majestic hills in Respighi’s Pines of Rome as Resident Conductor Gemma New makes her St. Louis Symphony Orchestra subscription debut.

Fri 3/23/18 10:30AM Powell Hall Pines of Rome
Sat 3/24/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Pines of Rome
Sun 3/25/18 3:00PM Powell Hall Pines of Rome


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™—In Concert

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™, Harry, Ron and Hermione, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts, where they are forced to face escaped prisoner, Sirius Black, who seems to pose a great threat to Harry. Don’t miss the adventure and suspense on the big screen while the St. Louis Symphony performs John Williams’ magical score.

Fri 4/6/18 7:00PM Powell Hall Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™—In Concert
Sat 4/7/18 7:00PM Powell Hall Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™—In Concert
Sun 4/8/18 2:00PM Powell Hall Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™—In Concert


Pulitzer Concert 4
2017-2018 Pulitzer
Pulitzer Concert 4

Experience architecture, art and music- all in one night! The final concert of the St. Louis Symphony: Live at the Pulitzer season promises an experience that will leave its audience awestricken.

Wed 4/11/18 7:30PM Pulitzer Foundation Pulitzer Concert 4


Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
2017-2018 Orchestral
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “a remarkable pianist,” Simon Trpčeski takes center stage for Rachmaninoff’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 2, a lush work overflowing with gorgeous melody and outstanding technical display.

Sat 4/14/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
Sun 4/15/18 3:00PM Powell Hall Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2


Night on Bald Mountain
2017-2018 Orchestral
Night on Bald Mountain

Rich with musical flair inspired by mythical Russian folklore, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, famously featured in Disney’s Fantasia, leaves a powerful mark on the listener’s imagination.

Fri 4/20/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Night on Bald Mountain
Sat 4/21/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Night on Bald Mountain


A World of Make-Believe
2017-2018 Family
A World of Make-Believe

Music sparks the imagination! It transports us to faraway lands and leads us on thrilling adventures. Discover how music and imagination work hand in hand as your St. Louis Symphony Orchestra takes you on a journey through make-believe. Hear family favorites by the legendary John Williams, including Superman March, E.T. Flying Theme and much more!

Sun 4/22/18 3:00PM Powell Hall A World of Make-Believe


Bruckner 4
2017-2018 Orchestral
Bruckner 4

Upheld as one of Bruckner’s most famous works, his Symphony No. 4, the “Romantic,” builds with anticipation and tension that leads to triumph as the orchestra launches the listener into his fairytale world.

Fri 4/27/18 10:30AM Powell Hall Bruckner 4
Sat 4/28/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Bruckner 4


Marsalis Swing Symphony
2017-2018 Orchestral
Marsalis Swing Symphony

“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!” Combining the quintessential sounds of the orchestra with the amazing rhythmic, heart-pulsing beats that only jazz can create, David Robertson, the STL Symphony, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bring the season to a thrilling and swingin’ close.

Fri 5/4/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Marsalis Swing Symphony
Sat 5/5/18 8:00PM Powell Hall Marsalis Swing Symphony
Sun 5/6/18 3:00PM Powell Hall Marsalis Swing Symphony


Youth Orchestra Concert 3
2017-2018 Youth Orchestra
Youth Orchestra Concert 3

The St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra captivates audiences with their energetic and spirited performances, in the finale of their 48th season.

Sun 6/3/18 3:00PM Powell Hall Youth Orchestra Concert 3