Tickets available for this weekend’s performances

(ST. LOUIS) In keeping with its mission—enriching people’s lives through the power of music—and to show support for those directly affected by the federal government shut-down, the St. Louis Symphony is offering free tickets for its Saturday and Sunday performances to furloughed federal workers in our community.  The weekend’s concerts feature works by American composers George Gershwin and John Adams, and includes Adams’ new Saxophone Concerto, which is being recorded live by Nonesuch Records for a future release.  St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson will be at the podium.

Each federal employee is eligible for two free tickets, which must be picked up in person at the Powell Hall Box Office after presenting a valid federal I-D.  The Powell Hall Box Office opens at 10am on Saturday and 12:30pm on Sunday. 

Saturday, October 5 at 8pm

Sunday, October 6 at 3pm

GERSHWIN                                                         Cuban Overture

ADAMS                                                                                Saxophone Concerto

ADAMS                                                                                The Chairman Dances

GERSHWIN                                                         Concerto in F

David Robertson, conductor

Timothy McAllister, saxophone

John Kimura Parker, piano


*Founded in 1880 and now in its 134th season, the St. Louis Symphony is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest. In September 2005, internationally acclaimed conductor David Robertson became the 12th Music Director, the second American-born conductor to hold that post in the Orchestra’s history.  The St. Louis Symphony strives for artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community connection while meeting its mission statement:  enriching people’s live through the power of music. The Symphony presents a full season of classical programs and Live at Powell Hall concerts, as well as hundreds of free education and community programs each year. In May 2009, the Symphony implemented an encompassing strategic plan that includes a 10-year vision focusing on artistic and institutional excellence, expanding audience and revenue growth across all key operating areas.