Holiday concerts and special events begin with The Nutcracker

(St. Louis, MO) – The STL Symphony will celebrate the holiday season with a full calendar of concerts in St. Louis. The Nutcracker, A Gospel Christmas with Richard Smallwood, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Symphony, the Mercy Holiday Celebration, Disney In Concert and the BMO Private Bank New Year’s Eve Celebration are sure to get everyone in the spirit of the season.


Friday, December 2, 2016 8:00 PM

Saturday, December 3, 2016 8:00 PM

Sunday, December 4, 2016 3:00 PM

Ward Stare, conductor
David Halen, violin

BORODIN Prince Igor Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Suite from Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake
TCHAIKOVSKY Act II from The Nutcracker

Kick off the holiday season with music from Tchaikovsky’s most beloved ballets. Concertmaster David Halen shines as soloist in suite of beloved selections from Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. Plus the entire family will enjoy music from Act II from The Nutcracker featuring projected visuals presented in partnership with the Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. Ward Stare returns to the St. Louis Symphony to conduct this performance certain to make your holidays merry and bright.

A GOSPEL CHRISTMAS WITH RICHARD SMALLWOOD                                                                                                                                                                 Thursday, December 8, 7:30 PM

Be warmed this holiday season with an evening of soul-stirring Gospel music with the Grammy Award-winning STL Symphony, guest vocalist Richard Smallwood and IN UNISON Chorus, led by director Kevin McBeth. Feel the holiday spirit with a powerful performance on the Powell Hall stage celebrating the most joyous of seasons. Supported by Monsanto.

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS SYMPHONY                                 

Friday, December 9, 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 10, 7:00 PM

Sunday December 11, 2:00 PM

Back by popular demand! Get into the holiday spirit with the exhilarating music of Mannheim Steamroller performed by the St. Louis Symphony. Known for mixing Renaissance instruments with rock n’ roll beats, this Grammy-Award winning music has been a holiday favorite for over 30 years and sold over 40 million albums. Don’t miss this electrifying performance to celebrate the music of the #1 Christmas artist in history!

MERCY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION                                                              

Friday, December 16, 2:00 PM

Friday, December 16, 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 17, 2:00 PM

Saturday December 17, 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 18, 2:00 PM

Steven Jarvi, conductor
Nicole Parker, vocalist                                                                                                   Holiday Festival Chorus
     Kevin McBeth, director

Glad tidings we bring this holiday season at the fantastically decorated Powell Hall! Join the St. Louis Symphony and Holiday Festival Chorus for a concert full of timeless holiday classics and, of course, a special visit with jolly ol’ St. Nick! See why over 11,000 St. Louisans make this their annual holiday tradition. Presented by Mercy and Macy’s.

DISNEY IN CONCERT TALE OLD AS TIME                                               

Thursday, December 29, 7:00 PM

Friday, December 30, 7:00 PM

Aram Demirjian, conductor
Lisa Livesay, vocalist
Whitney Claire Kaufman, vocalist
Aaron Phillips, vocalist
Andrew Johnson, vocalist

Join the STL Symphony, for a magical journey into storytelling and music as only the timeless tales of Disney can evoke. Brought to life by the talents of four Broadway caliber singers and featuring high resolution Animated Feature Film sequences, Disney In Concert Tale as Old as Time explores iconic moments, plot twists and feats of daring heroics from FrozenBeauty and the BeastCinderellaThe Little MermaidTangledThe Lion King and many more. This musical celebration is certain to remind the young and young at heart that through the magical storytelling of Disney, wishes can be made on stars, hope is eternal and love conquers all. Presentation authorized by Disney Concerts.


Saturday, December 31, 7:30 PM

David Robertson, conductor

Ring in the New Year with Music Director David Robertson and the STL Symphony for the annual New Year Eve’s Celebration. Enjoy an enchanting evening full of magical music and unforgettable surprises! As one of our most popular and highly anticipated performances of the season, this celebration is the perfect way to end the year. Presented by BMO Private Bank.

Tickets for all holiday and special event concerts can be purchased here or by phone at 314-534-1700.

*The New Year’s Eve Celebration on Thursday, December 31st will be broadcast live on St. Louis Public Radio 90.7 KWMU.