Saturday the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and St. Louis Symphony combined for the annual side-by-side rehearsal. The two got together around Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, with guest conductor James Gaffigan on the podium.
Special kudos to YO Manager Jessica Ingraham, who planned it all and made it run so smoothly, and to the Symphony stage hands who got all those stands and chairs in place. It was a colossal music-making event, and musicians got together for a lunch break as well.