(St. Louis, January 18, 2018) – As a part of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s 50th anniversary at Powell Hall celebration, the public is invited to several extraordinary activities that tell the story of the historic hall.


Powell Hall at 50 Open House:
A free open house will begin with an historic overview of the Powell Hall. Following the overview, children and adults can explore the SLSO Instrument Petting Zoo. Guests at the open house will also observe a St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra rehearsal led by SLSYO Music Director Gemma New.


Saturday, January 20, 2018 (free)
11:00am - 11:45am: Lecture in Partnership with the Missouri History Museum St. Louis

11:45am - 1:15pm: Instrument Petting Zoo and Tours of Powell Hall

1:30pm - 2:30pm: St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra Open Rehearsal

RSVPs for the free activities at


Powell Hall at 50 Movie Presentation:
The celebration of Powell Hall will include a movie presentation of “The Sound of Music,” the last movie shown in the St. Louis Theatre before it became Powell Hall. Tickets are $5 and concessions will be available for sale. The movie presentation will not include a performance from the SLSO.


Saturday, January 20, 2018 ($5/ticket)
7:00pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Powell Hall

Tickets can be purchased at


Powell Hall at 50 Library Exhibit:
The SLSO has teamed up with St. Louis Public Library to create an exhibit celebrating the history of the building and the SLSO. The free exhibit is on display at St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library, 1301 Olive Street. The public is also invited to attend a free SLSO chamber music performance at Central Library.


January 16, 2018 – March 17, 2018 – Exhibit at Central Library (free)
10:00am-8:30pm Monday-Thursday
10:00am-5:30pm Friday-Saturday
Closed Sunday

March 6, 2018, 7:00pm – SLSO chamber concert at Central Library (free)
St. Louis Public Library - Central


Additional information about the 50th anniversary celebration of Powell Hall can be found here.


About the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1880 and now in its 138th season, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest. Under the leadership of Music Director David Robertson, currently in his 13thseason, the SLSO strives for artistic excellence, educational impact and community connection while meeting its mission statement: enriching people’s lives through the power of music. The SLSO 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 SLSO’s Saturday night subscription concerts live and the Nine Network, which regularly features SLSO performances on its Night at the Symphonyprogram. In addition, the SLSO is known for its Grammy Award-winning recordings, Carnegie Hall appearances, national and international tours, innovative programming, and extensive community engagement initiatives.