Recording sessions with Nonesuch Records scheduled for February 15-16;

live broadcast on Saturday, February 16

(ST. LOUIS) The St. Louis Symphony welcomes Nonesuch Records to Powell Hall again this weekend.  The label will record the Symphony’s February 15-16 performances of John Adams’ City Noir.  Adams will be in attendance for the recording.

Additionally, Nonesuch will return to Powell Hall to record the October 5-6, 2013 performances of a new John Adams concerto written for saxophone, a St. Louis Symphony co-commission and local premiere.   The concerto and City Noir performance will be combined and released by Nonesuch Records in 2014.  The St. Louis Symphony’s last release with Nonesuch in 2009 included John Adams’ Dr. Atomic Symphony, and was named “Classical Album of the Decade” by The Times of London.

The Saturday evening performance will be broadcast live on St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7-KWMU and streamed live at

Tickets for February 15 and 16 are still available and may be ordered by calling 314-534-1700 or on-line at

February 15 & 16, 2013

David Robertson, conductor

Orli Shaham, piano


BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"

ADAMS City Noir


*Founded in 1880, the St. Louis Symphony is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and is widely considered one of the world’s finest. In September 2005, internationally acclaimed conductor David Robertson became the 12th Music Director and second American-born conductor in the Orchestra’s history. In its 133rd season, the St. Louis Symphony continues to strive for artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community connection. In addition to its regular concert performances at Powell Hall, the Symphony is an integral part of the St. Louis community, presenting more than 250 free education and community partnership programs each year. In June 2008, the Symphony launched Building Our Business, which takes a proactive, two-pronged approach: build audiences and re-invigorate the Symphony’s brand making the St. Louis Symphony and Powell Hall the place to be; and build the base for enhanced institutional commitment and donations. This is all part of a larger strategic plan adopted in May 2009 that includes new core ideology and a 10-year strategic vision focusing on artistic and institutional excellence, doubling the existing audience, and revenue growth across all key operating areas.