St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and violinist Anthony Marwood perform a program of works by Beethoven and Haydn

Marwood leads the SLSO as soloist and concertmaster on Beethoven's Romance No. 2 and Violin Concerto, Haydn's Symphony No. 44, "Trauer"

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(February 19, 2019, St. Louis, MO) – The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with esteemed collaborator and violinist Anthony Marwood present an intimate program of works by Beethoven and Haydn March 15-17. The Friday and Saturday concerts begin at 8:00pm and the Sunday concert starts at 3:00pm.

Anthony MarwoodMarwood, described by the Washington Post as having a "golden tone and surefire musicianship," returns to St. Louis for the fourth time, following his acclaimed appearance in February 2016 leading works by Bach and Dvořák. In the March 15-17 concerts, Marwood, pictured left, leads the SLSO from the soloist and concertmaster positions. He will also be the featured soloist on Beethoven's Violin Concerto to close the concert.

Marwood also leads the SLSO from the soloist position to open the concert, performing Beethoven's Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra. This beguiling eight-minute piece sets the stage for Haydn's Symphony No. 44, "Trauer" ("Mourning").

Friday, March 15, 2019, 8:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 8:00pm
Sunday, March 17, 2019, 3:00pm
Powell Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Anthony Marwood, leader and violin

BEETHOVEN Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra
HAYDN Symphony No. 44, "Trauer"
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto

Audiences can attend the free Pre-Concert Conversation at 7:00pm Friday and Saturday and 2:00pm Sunday in the auditorium. This weekend, the conversations are hosted by pianist Peter Henderson.

Tune in to St. Louis Public Radio on Saturday, March 16, at 8:00pm for the live broadcast of the performance, along with an interview of Marwood during intermission. Listen on air (90.7 FM KWMU) or online (

The 18/19 SLSO Classical Season is presented by World Wide Technology and the Steward Family Foundation and runs through May 12, 2019.

Tickets for SLSO concerts, including subscriptions for the 2019/2020 season, are on sale now and may be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at 314-534-1700.

About the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Celebrated as one of today's most exciting and enduring orchestras, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is the second-oldest orchestra in the country, marking its 139th year with the 2018/2019 season and Music Director Designate Stéphane Denève. Widely considered one of the world's finest, the SLSO maintains its commitment to artistic excellence, educational impact, and community connections – all in service to its mission of enriching lives through the power of music.

In addition to its regular concert performances at Powell Hall, which has been the permanent home of the SLSO for 50 years, the orchestra is an integral part of the diverse and vibrant St. Louis community, presenting free education programs and performances throughout the region each year. It presents St. Louis Symphony Live at the Pulitzer, a four-program series at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. The SLSO also serves as the resident orchestra for Opera Theatre Saint Louis, with this season marking the 42nd year of their partnership.

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, acclaimed recordings, and regular touring activity. A sought-after artistic partner by preeminent musicians and composers from across the globe, as well as by local and national organizations, the SLSO enjoys a long history of robust and enduring artistic collaborations that have developed and deepened over the years.

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 this season as Music Director Designate. For more information, visit

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