June 18-20 meeting involves hundreds of delegates, special concerts

(ST. LOUIS) The St. Louis Symphony is pleased to host the upcoming 68th annual League of American Orchestras Conference, Imagining 2023.  Hundreds of delegates from orchestras across the country and around the world will gather in St. Louis June 18-20 for a series of seminars, workshops and symposiums.  This is the first time St. Louis has hosted the League Conference since 1966.  Conference activities will take place at Powell Hall and at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis downtown.   Longtime STL Symphony supporters Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield have generously donated $250,000 to underwrite the Symphony’s hosting expenses.

The Symphony’s League concert, led by Music Director David Robertson, features Grammy® Award-winning bass-baritone vocalist Eric Owens.  The program displays the wide stylistic range of the St. Louis Symphony, from Mozart to John Adams, and concludes with a performance of Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony.  The Symphony’s 2009 Nonesuch recording of the Doctor Atomic Symphony was named CD of the Decade by the Times of London

Tickets for the performance may be purchased online at or by calling 314-534-1700.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 7:30pm


ERIC OWENS bass-baritone

MOZART:  Don Giovanni

MOZART:  Aria, “Mentre ti lascio, o figlia” (Eric Owens)

WAGNER: Aria, “Die Frist is um” from The Flying Dutchman (Eric Owens)

WAGNER: Tannhäuser Overture


SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 7

ADAMS: Doctor Atomic Symphony

The St. Louis Symphony’s Youth Orchestra will also perform during the League Conference, but that performance is open to League delegates only.


*Founded in 1880 and now in its 133rd 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.