St. Louis,
February 26, 2018 – The St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, led by Music Director Gemma New, will perform Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 at Powell Hall on March 4. Under the direction of New, more than 100 young musicians from 50 different high schools in the St. Louis region will perform during the *free concert.

This upcoming performance will be the second concert of the SLSYO’s 48th season. The final program of the season, which will take place on June 3, will feature viola soloist Elizabeth Nguyen – winner of the Youth Orchestra’s annual concerto competition – as well as Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique.

Tickets for each SLSYO concert are free with a $1 service fee* and can be reserved at



St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert #2

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 3:00pm

Gemma New, conductor

BRITTEN Soirées musicales
TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio italien
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 in D Major


St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert #3

Sunday June 3, 2018, 3:00pm

Gemma New, conductor

Elizabeth Nguyen, viola

MOZART The Marriage of Figaro Overture
WALTON Viola Concerto
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique


Presented by Mary Kathleen Clucas

With additional support from G.A., Jr. and Kathryn M. Buder Charitable Foundation and ESCO Technologies Foundation


St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Celebrated as one of the today’s most exciting and enduring orchestras, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest. Now in its 138th season, the orchestra is committed to artistic excellence, educational impact, and community connection – all in service to its mission of enriching people’s lives through the power of music.

In addition to its regular concert performances at Powell Hall, which marks its 50th anniversary as home of the SLSO this season, the orchestra is an integral part of the diverse and vibrant St. Louis community, presenting hundreds of free education programs and performances throughout the region each year. The Grammy Award–winning SLSO’s impact beyond the St. Louis region is realized through weekly Saturday night concert broadcasts on St. Louis Public Radio, celebrated recordings, and regular touring activity.

American conductor David Robertson is the 12th music director in the orchestra’s history and has solidified the SLSO’s standing as one of the nation’s most vital and innovative ensembles. The current SLSO season honors the legacy of Music Director David Robertson, whose remarkable 13-year tenure will conclude at the close of the season in May.

Today, the SLSO builds on the institution’s current momentum on all fronts, including artistic, financial, audience growth, and community impact, and looks toward the future with Stéphane Denève. Denève, who has been a frequent guest conductor with the orchestra since 2003, begins his tenure as Music Director with the 19/20 season, following next season as Music Director Designate.