St. Louis (September 9, 2013)—St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU and the St. Louis Symphony are pleased to announced they’ve extended their partnership into a fourth season, which will again include live broadcasts of all 2013-14 Saturday night Wells Fargo Advisors Orchestral Series performances. The concerts will broadcast live on St. Louis Public Radio’s main channel, 90.7 KWMU, and stream live at

On Saturday, September 21 at 8pm, the series will have its first live broadcast from Powell Hall. St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson will return to the podium to conduct Ives’ Three Places in New England, Copland’s Lincoln Portrait featuring narrator Wintley Phipps and Tchaikovsky’s renowned Piano Concerto No. 1 with pianist Kirill Gerstein.  The broadcasts will also include two major highlights of the 13-14 series:  the St. Louis Symphony premiere of John Adams’s new Saxophone Concerto on Saturday, October 5, which will also be recorded by Nonesuch Records; and the Symphony’s concert performance of Britten’s opera Peter Grimes on Saturday, November 16.  Peter Grimes, which features tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, soprano Susanna Phillips and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, is being performed in conjunction with a year-long international Britten celebration. 

A complete list of all live broadcasts can be located online at

St. Louis Public Radio’s Robert Peterson will host the live broadcasts, and the St. Louis Symphony’s Adam Crane will once again accompany Peterson as broadcast commentator.  

“We are extremely excited to continue our broadcast partnership with the Symphony for the 2013-14 season.  This line-up of performers and works is extraordinary,” said Tim Eby, Director and General Manager of St. Louis Public Radio.

“We look forward to beginning our 4th year of live broadcasts on St. Louis Public Radio.  We are so excited about this season, and especially excited that with this partnership we can bring these performances every week to such a wide audience in St. Louis, across the region and on-line, around the world,” said Fred Bronstein, President/CEO of the St. Louis Symphony.

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 *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. Now approaching its 134th 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.