First of four performances during 14-15; will feature creativity, collaborations


ST. LOUIS— The St. Louis Symphony is pleased to announce its Family Concert line-up for the 2014-2015 season.  Each performance is designed with a younger audience in mind and the season features collaborations with two of the city’s best known and loved cultural institutions: the St. Louis Zoo and the St. Louis Science Center.  St. Louis Symphony Resident Conductor Steven Jarvi will conduct the Family Concert series.


Sunday, October 26 at 3pm

Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo

The St. Louis Symphony teams up with the Saint Louis Zoo to show the audience just how musical animals can be.  Based on John Lithgow’s children’s book, zoo-themed crafts, activities and concessions will be available prior to the concert, which will feature Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, Henry Mancini’s Baby Elephant Walk and more.  


Sunday, January 25 at 3pm

The Science of Sound and the Art of Noise

Have you ever wondered exactly what makes sound?  Maestro Jarvi will lead demonstrations of sound waves and sound creation using various instruments in the orchestra.  This concert is presented in partnership with the Saint Louis Science Center.


Sunday, February 22 at 3pm

From Bach to Rock to Hip Hop

Project Trio returns to Powell Hall for a high-energy, interactive journey exploring rhythm and music through the years.  Along with the St. Louis Symphony, Trio will transport the audience back in time and to the present again, from the William Tell Overture to Beatbox Bach! 


Sunday, April 19 at 3pm

Forces of Nature

The St. Louis Symphony will pair images with music in a stunning display designed to showcase how the power of nature has inspired famous classical works.  Expect to hear out-of-this-world music, including John Williams’ main theme from Star Wars.


Tickets remain for all four Family Concerts.  Order on-line at, by phone at 314-534-1700 or in person at the Powell Hall Box Office, 718 N. Grand Boulevard, St. Louis.  The St. Louis Symphony Family Concerts are presented by PNC Arts Alive.

Founded in 1880 and in its 135th 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 and hundreds of free education and community programs each year.  Media partners include St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 –KWMU, which broadcasts the Symphony’s Saturday night subscription concerts live, and The Nine Network, which regularly features STL Symphony performances on its Living St. Louis program.