St. Louis Symphony Orchestra kicks off 2019 Summer at the Symphony series with performances of Ghostbusters in Concert

SLSO performs score to Ivan Reitman's 1980s classic while sci-fi blockbuster plays on the big screen May 17-18, 2019

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(April 17, 2019, St. Louis, MO) – The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra brings a supernatural dimension into Powell Hall as it performs the exciting score to Ghostbusters on May 17-18, 2019, while the film plays on the big screen. Patrons are invited to arrive early to take photos with costumed characters and see a replica of Ecto-1, the Ghostbusters' car.

In the film, a team of scientists become "ghostbusters" and stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, leading to an attempt to save New York from complete destruction. Described as "epic," "dazzling," and "entertaining," Elmer Bernstein's score to Ghostbusters quickly became a classic after the film's release in 1984.

Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:00pm
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:00pm
Powell Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Peter Bernstein, conductor

Presented by Wells Fargo Advisors
Media support provided by Riverfront Times

Since 2010, the SLSO has hosted more than 150 Live at Powell Hall concerts: from movies like Singin' in the Rain, Harry Potter, and Jurassic Park, to tribute concerts and one-night-only performances with award-winning guests including Nelly, Ben Folds, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Idina Menzel. Upcoming film scores the SLSO performs live include Psycho (June 22, 2019) and Casablanca (June 23, 2019).

Ghostbusters is part of the SLSO's Summer at the Symphony, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors. Other Summer at the Symphony concerts include Live From Here with Chris Thile (May 25), the Music of Led Zeppelin (June 1), Ledisi (June 9), Unforgettable: Nat and Natalie (June 9), Women Rock (June 15), Psycho (June 22), Casablanca (June 23), and Béla Fleck & The Flecktones (June 27).

Tickets to Ghostbusters in Concert and other Summer at the Symphony concerts 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 more than 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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