Press Releases

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

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

Vicki Boutwell
Vice President, Communications