A Few More Days & Nights in the Life

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The St. Louis Symphony goes to audiences all over the region and welcomes audiences from all over the world.

International Institute families come to Powell Hall for Beethoven’s New Groove.
International Institute families came to Powell Hall for Beethoven’s New Groove.
Soundcheck for Stravinsky's "Tango," arranged by Cally Banham, prior to performance of Stravinsky's Mass at Washington University. Left to right: Mike Walk, Gerard Pagano, Andrew Cuneo, Cally Banham, Jelena Dirks
Soundcheck for Stravinsky’s “Tango,” arranged by Cally Banham, prior to performance that included Stravinsky’s Mass at Washington University. Left to right: Mike Walk, Gerry Pagano, Andrew Cuneo, Cally Banham and Jelena Dirks.
IN UNISON Chorus Community Concert at First Baptist Church in Chesterfield with Dr. Jason Ferdinand, and STL Symphony musicians Mike Walk, Susan Slaughter, Tod Bowermaster, Amanda Stewart and Gerry Pagano.
IN UNISON Chorus Community Concert at First Baptist Church in Chesterfield with Dr. Jason Ferdinand, and STL Symphony musicians Mike Walk, Susan Slaughter, Tod Bowermaster, Amanda Stewart and Gerry Pagano.
Guest violinsit Karen Gomyo (standing, center) gave a master class at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
Guest violinsit Karen Gomyo (standing, center) gave a master class at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Purple Mourning

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I did not get a chance to ask guest soloist Karen Gomyo if she wore her gorgeous purple gown in honor of the late Prince on Friday morning, but it was wonderful to see. And her Sibelius Violin Concerto was stunning to hear, soulful, inquisitive, “like the electric word ‘life.'”

Karen Gomyo
Karen Gomyo