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Press Releases

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

April 2, 2020: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announces schedule changes through May 10

March 19, 2020: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra invites audiences to learn more about musicians and the instruments they play through new online video series

March 17, 2020: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announces schedule changes through April 12

March 17, 2020: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association announce winners of annual Express the Music student writing competition

March 10, 2020: Members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra offer free community concert, Equal Play: Celebrating Women Composers, March 27 | Friday evening concert features chamber works by Florence Price and Valerie Coleman in honor of Women's History Month

March 5, 2020: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association announce winners of the 30th annual Picture the Music student art competition

March 3, 2020: Violinist Jennifer Pike makes her St. Louis Symphony Orchestra debut with conductor John Storgårds in April 3-5 concerts | SLSO will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 4, Korngold's Violin Concerto, and the first St. Louis performance of Outi Tarkiainen's Midnight Sun Variations

February 27, 2020: Renowned composer John Adams conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in its first performance of his new piano concerto, March 27-28

February 20, 2020: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announces the seventh installment of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 in Concert

February 18, 2020: Music Director Stéphane Denève, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Chorus, and cast of internationally renowed soloists brings Berlioz's masterpiece, The Damnation of Faust, to Powell Hall, March 13-14

February 10, 2020: Music Director Stéphane Denève leads the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in a program inspired by movement, with the U.S. premiere of a new saxophone concerto, in March 6-7 concerts

February 4, 2020: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Stéphane Denève announces the 2020/2021 season, the orchestra's 141st and Denève's second as Music Director

January 30, 2020: Conductor Nicholas McGegan leads the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in concerts featuring works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubert, featuring the debut of pianist Seong-Jin Cho, February 29-March 1

January 29, 2020: Rising conductor Rafael Payare teams up with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for peformances of Bruckner's immortal Symphony No. 7, February 15-16 | Violinist Baiba Skride returns after 14 years for SLSO premiere of Gubaidulina's Offertorium

January 27, 2020: Alternative rock and indie star Ben Folds returns for a double billing with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, February 13-14

January 14, 2020: Stéphane Denève, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and St. Louis Symphony Chorus celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday with his monumental Symphony No. 9, February 7-9

January 10, 2020: January 31-February 1 program sees double SLSO debuts: conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider and pianist Saleems Ashkar | Program includes Schumann's Manfred Overture, Mandelssohn's Second Piano Concerto, and a suite of music from Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty

January 9, 2020: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert features iconic score performed live with film, January 23-26

December 17, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Stéphane Denève open 2020 with concerts with works by Wagner, Liszt, Anna Clyne, Strauss | SLSO Artist-in-Residence Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 in January 18-19, 2020, concerts

November 14, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announces two new concerts for its 2019/2020 season lineup: Aaron Neville Duo in Concert, February 22, and the Music of Queen, February 28

November 12, 2019: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra shares results of its 2018/2019 season at Annual Meeting | Report highlights artistic achievements, community impact, financial success, and institutional milestones

November 11, 2019: Audiences invited to experience the holidays with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra | Eight different programs planned between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve; tickets on sale now

November 7, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents Sensory-Friendly Education Concert for students with special needs at Jewish Community Center

November 4, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra celebrates its milestone 50th anniversary | Season opens with November 17 concert

October 22, 2019: Music Director Stéphane Denève and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra continues their Franco-American journey with two American elegies and a French celebration, November 2-3

October 15, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra introduces unique concert experiences, SLSO Crafted

October 8, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announces the sixth installment of the Harry Potter film concert series with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert, October 25-27

October 3, 2019: Music Director Stéphane Denève and Conductor Laureate Leonard Slatkin lead concerts with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in October

September 25, 2019: Mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford to make her SLSO debut on short notice this weekend | Mumford replaces mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor in Mahler's Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"

September 24, 2019: John Williams, acclaimed composer, to co-conduct St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concert, November 1 | Williams will share podium with SLSO Music Director Stéphane Denève; tickets start at $55

September 23, 2019: Families invited to experience many musical cultures with first Family Concert of the 2019/2020 season | Music Without Boundaries presents musical cultures from around the world, conducted by SLSO Resident Conductor Gemma New

September 17, 2019: Stéphane Denève and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announce seven new full-time musicians

September 4, 2019: Stéphane Denève and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announce additional details for the 2019/2020 season

September 4, 2019: Stéphane Denève begins tenure as St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Music Director

August 29, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Pulitzer Arts Foundation announce 2019/2020 Live at the Pulitzer series, celebrating music of today | Four-program series on sale today, features two world premieres

August 28, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and St. Louis Blues announce winner of third annual National Anthem contest | Trombone quartet to perform at an upcoming Blues home game

August 15, 2019: Stéphane Denève and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to perform concert of John Williams' movie music, September 13-15 | SLSO to perform two works borrowed from Williams' personal library

August 12, 2019: Stéphane Denève leads the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in his first concert as Music Director, September 12 | Denève embraces entire SLSO family in free concert in Forest Park 

July 25, 2019: St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra to host nationally-broadcast NPR program, From the Top, at its May 31, 2020, concert | NPR program showcases the country's most accomplished young musicians

July 24, 2019: Single tickets now on sale for Stéphane Denève's inaugural season as Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra | Denève and SLSO to explore a Franco-American Arch of musical friendship throughout season

July 22, 2019: St. Louis Blues partner with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to host National Anthem auditions for the third year | Winner to perform at a Blues home game in the 2019/2020 season

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

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

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

To access older press releases, see the archive below. 

2018/2019 season press releases

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
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Vicki Boutwell
Vice President, Communications
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