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ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY SINGLE TICKET SALES START MONDAY, AUGUST 12

(ST. LOUIS) Single tickets for the 134th season of the Saint Louis Symphony go on sale beginning Monday, August 12 at 9am. Tickets can be purchased online at www.stlsymphony.org, by calling (314) 534-1700, or in person at the Powell Hall Box Office (718 N. Grand Blvd.)

The 2013-2014 season begins Friday, September 20, as Music Director David Robertson leads the St. Louis Symphony in a stirring program including Ives’ Three Places in New England, Copland’s Lincoln Portrait (narrated by critically-acclaimed vocalist Wintley Phipps) and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring soloist Kirill Gerstein.   

Other highlights of the 13-14 season include:

  • Premiere American composer John Adams returns to the St. Louis Symphony October 5-6 for the Nonesuch recording of his new Saxophone Concerto.  Soloist Timothy McAllister joins David Robertson and the Symphony for this special event. 
  • Red Velvet Ball with Yo-Yo Ma:  Saturday, October 19.  The St. Louis Symphony is thrilled to welcome back Yo-Yo Ma for its 5th annual gala.  He’ll perform Haydn’s Concerto in C major and Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1.
  • Peter Grimes: Saturday, November 16.   To commemorate Benjamin Britten’s 100th birthday, the St. Louis Symphony will perform his haunting opera Peter Grimes in a production that includes Anthony Dean Griffey in the title role, Susanna Phillips as Ellen Orford and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus.  This special event is made possible in part by support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Britten-Pears Foundation.
  • In January, the St. Louis Symphony presents a month-long Beethoven Festival, pairing well-known works from the iconic composer with modern masterpieces.      
  • March 7-8, the St. Louis Symphony performs Verdi’s Requiem.  Vocalists Angel Blue, Julia Gertseva, Aquiles Machado and Riccardo Zanellato join the St. Louis Symphony Chorus to bring to life Verdi’s operatic sacred work.
  • Renowned soprano Karita Mattila returns to Powell Hall March 28-29 to perform her first-ever Erwartung with David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony.  Schoenberg’s dramatic portrayal of a woman’s descent into madness and the mystery that ensues is a not-to-be-missed event.     
  • It is one of the best-known pieces of classical music ever written: Carmina burana.  Join the St. Louis Symphony May 1-4 as it presents Orff’s blockbuster.  These performances will also feature the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and the St. Louis Children’s Choir.

           

*Founded in 1880 and now approaching 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.