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Press Releases

Read up on the latest news about the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and access archived press releases.

June 5, 2019: The St. Louis Symphony and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestras announce release of Wynton Marsalis' Swing Symphony | First recording of Marsalis symphony, a blend of jazz and classical recorded with the SLSO, released by Blue Engine Records

May 15, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announces 2019/2020 Live at Powell Hall concerts | Tickets on sale now for movies, tribute acts, holiday shows, and special guest artists

May 7, 2019: Three musicians retire from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

May 1, 2019: Erik Finley promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

April 23, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents two free community concerts in May | Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the IN UNISON Chorus on May 3; military musician share the Emerson Stage on May 19

April 17, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra kicks of 2019 Summer at the Symphony series with Ghostbusters in Concert

April 10, 2019: Stéphane Denève, SLSO Music Director Designate, leads SLSO in final concert of classical season, May 10-12 | Denève, conducting Symphonie fantastique, becomes Music Director in September 2019

April 9, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra previews its 2019/2020 season with June 2 concert | All tickets are only $10

March 28, 2019: Winners of St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association contest, Express the Music, announced

March 26, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra celebrates the 50th anniversary of Conductor Laureate Leonard Slatkin's debut with the SLSO, April 27-May 4

March 25, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announces 2019/2020 Family Concert series with Resident Conductor Gemma New | Subscription packages on sale now; single tickets go on sale in July 2019

March 20, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association announce winners of 29th annual Picture the Music student art contest

March 12, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra adds classic films Psycho and Casablanca to its 2019 Summer at the Symphony series, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors

March 5, 2019: SLSO Resident Conductor Gemma New leads program of works by Thomas Adès, Mozart, and Strauss featuring SLSO Principal Flute Mark Sparks and Principal Harp Allegra Lilly, April 5-7

March 4, 2019: Virtuoso violinist Karen Gomyo returns for performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra | Conductor Jakub Hrůša makes his SLSO debut in March 29-31 concerts

February 27, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announce 2019 Summer at the Symphony concerts, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors | Tickets on sale now for Live From Here with Chris Thile, Ledisi, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Ghostbusters in Concert, Music of Led Zepplin, Unforgettable: Nat and Natalie, and Women Rock

February 25, 2019: Resident Conductor Gemma New leads the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in third Family Concert: Carnival of the Animals | Families invited to pre-concert Instrument Playground, activities hosted by the Saint Louis Zoo

February 22, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra welcomes debut of cellist Daniel Müller-Schott in an all-French program led by conductor Gilbert Varga | Tickets on sale for March 29-31 concerts now

February 19, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, violinist Anthony Marwood present program of works by Beethoven and Haydn | March 15-17 program features Marwood as soloist and leader

February 15, 2019: Brahms' vocal masterpiece, A German Requiem, to be performed by St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and St. Louis Symphony Chorus | March 9-10 program opens with long-lost Stravinsky work

February 14, 2019: Members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra host free community concert March 1 | Equal Play: Celebrating Women Composers presents works by women composers in a chamber music setting

February 13, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announces soloist change, welcomes mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick in her SLSO debut performing Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky

February 5, 2019: The St. Louis Symphony Symphony Orchestra and Stéphane Denève announce the 2019/2020 season, the orchestra's 140th and Denève's first as Music Director

February 1, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Nine Network of Public Media announce 2019 line-up of Night at the Symphony

January 31, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra teams up with noted Mahler interpreter Peter Oundjian for performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 9 | Tickets on sale now for March 2-3 concerts

January 29, 2019: American Public Media and St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announce SLSO to host, appear on internationally-broadcast radio show | Tickets on sale to see Live from Here with Chris Thile on May 25

January 22, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, IN UNISON Chorus celebrates Black History Month with annual Lift Every Voice concert | Chorus celebrating its 25th anniversary during the 2018/2019 season

January 18, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra connects students to international cultures through Music Without Boundaries concerts

January 16, 2019: Violinist Ray Chen debuts with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on short notice | Performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 January 18-19

January 8, 2019: Music Director Designate Stéphane Denève returns to St. Louis for two weeks of concerts and special events, February 5-17

January 4, 2019: Concert announcement: SLSO, award-winning vocalist to present tribute to Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole | Tickets for June 9, 2019, concert on sale Tuesday

January 3, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra names Steven Rosenzweig, CPA, its next Chief Financial Officer

December 27, 2018: Pianist Kirill Gerstein returns to St. Louis to perform Scriabin's only concerto with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra | Renowned conductor Matthias Pintscher makes his SLSO debut in February 1-2, 2019, concerts

December 18, 2018: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performing award-winning score to Star Wars: A New Hope | First movie in Star Wars saga shows while SLSO plays John Williams' score

December 13, 2018: Rising conductor Karina Canellakis makes her St. Louis Symphony Orchestra debut conducting Beethoven and Schumann | Violinist Renaud Capuҫon returns to St. Louis in performance of Schumann's Violin Concerto

November 27, 2018: Visionary St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus to celebrate its 25th anniversary | Begun in 1994, chorus specializes in preservation and performance of music of African and African-American origins

November 8, 2018: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to performs Bruckner's monumental final symphony November 30-December 1 | Pianist Ingrid Fliter performs Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1

November 7, 2018: Celebrate the holiday season with four weeks of festive performances by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra | Performances range from classical favorites to movie scores, Broadway star performing jazzy Christmas numbers

November 5, 2018: Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell returns to perform with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra | SLSO's 35-year relationship with Bell continues November 23-25

October 31, 2018: St. Louis Symphony to perform world premiere of Bassoon Concerto by award-winning composer Christopher Rouse with SLSO principal bassoon Andrew Cuneo

October 26, 2018: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Saint Louis Fashion Fund teams up for a night of fashion and music at Two to Tango | Tickets on sale now for November 16 event at new Grand Center hotel

October 25, 2018: St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra begins 49th season | 100 talented young musicians comprise YO personnel; international students from the Kurdistan region of Iraq part of this year's YO

October 22, 2018: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra celebrates artistic achievements, institutional milestones, community impact, and financial success of its 2017/2018 season | Annual report issued

October 17, 2018: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra community program connects area music students with local colleges | Program inspired by Ferguson Middle School teacher

October 15, 2018: Halloween favorite, Disney Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, coming to Powell Hall November 2-4 | SLSO to play score live while stop-motion classic plays on the big screen

October 10, 2018: Stéphane Denève returns to conduct the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for the first time as Music Director Designate | Nov. 10-11 program inspired by love and features works by Berlioz, Lieberson, Wagner, and Scriabin

October 8, 2018: With continuation of partnership with Mizzou New Music Initiative, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra supports emerging regional composers

October 4, 2018: Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti returns October 26 for concert with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

October 3, 2018: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to collaborate with Tony Award-winning actress/singer Sutton Foster | Live at Powell Hall performance added on February 23, 2019

October 2, 2018: Works by Beethoven and Wagner, plus Haydn's masterpiece The Creation, highlight late October SLSO concerts

September 27, 2018: Families invited to afternoon of Halloween fun with SLSO performance of Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead  Oct. 14 | Arrive early for Instrument Playground, trick-or-treating

September 26, 2018: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra teams up with The Muny for Oct. 7 concert featuring songs from the first 25 years of The Muny's history in Muny 100: Its Opening Act in Song and Symphony

September 25, 2018: Works by Beethoven, Berlioz, Ligeti, Bartók, Rimsky-Korsakov featured in SLSO's early October concerts | Principal viola Beth Guterman Chu takes center stage on Harold in Italy

September 14, 2018: U.S. premiere of Flounce to be performed by SLSO | September 28-29 program also features violinist Leila Josefowicz and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11

September 13, 2018: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announces new full-time musician, three others congratulated on retirement

September 11, 2018: Resident Conductor Gemma New to lead opening weekend of St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's 18/19 season | Pianist Behzod Abduraimov to perform Grieg, plus the SLSO debut of Aaron Jay Kernis' Musica Celestis

September 10, 2018: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Pulitzer Arts Foundation announce programs of contemporary classical music series, celebrating music of today

September 5, 2018: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Blues announce winner of national anthem contest | Local music teacher to sing at home Blues game

August 28, 2018: Repertoire for St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's free Forest Park concert announced | SLSO marks 50th anniversary of community concert

August 15, 2018: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announces new creative partner | Additional staff appointments made

August 8, 2018: St .Louis Symphony Orchestra shares updates for 2018/2019 season | Single tickets for Classical and Family series on sale today

July 23, 2018: St. Louis Blues partner with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for second year to host National Anthem Auditions for the 2018/2019 season

June 19, 2018: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announces additions to its 2018/2019 Season, including Live at Powell Hall, an IN UNISON milestone, and the Family Concert Series

May 17. 2018: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announces special December 2018 Holiday programs for the 2018/2019 season

To access older press releases, see the archive below. 

2017/2018 Season Press releases

2016/2017 Season Press releases

2015/2016 Season Press releases

2014/2015 Season Press releases

2013/2014 Season Press releases

2012/2013 Season Press releases

Press Contact

Eric Dundon
Public Relations Manager
314-286-4134

Vicki Boutwell
Vice President, Communications
314-286-4183