St. Louis, November 7, 2017 – The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will host a group of Gold Star families during a performance of Tchaikovsky 4 on November 11, 2017 at 8:00pm. The families were given free tickets to the Veteran’s Day concert.

The concert will begin with a special message for the Gold Star families from SLSO musician Jeffrey Strong. Prior to joining the SLSO, Strong spent eight years serving in the President’s Own Marine Band. Strong is one of several SLSO musicians who served in the military. After the concert, the Gold Star families will attend a private reception in Powell Hall’s Met Bar. SLSO musicians will also attend the reception to connect with the Gold Star families.

When U.S. military service members fall, their families are given a lapel pin that displays a Gold Star. The Gold Star symbolizes the sacrifice of the service member. For additional information about Gold Star families click here.


Tchaikovsky 4

Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:00pm

John Storgårds, conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

KORNGOLD Tänzchen im alten Stil (Dance in the Old Style)
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4


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.