The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents Disney Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Stop-motion favorite one of six scores performed live with film screenings at Powell Hall in the 2018/2019 season

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(October 15, 2018, St. Louis, MO) – The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs the score live to its second film of the 2018/2019 season: Disney Tim Burton's inventive stop-motion classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Danny Elfman's colorful score comes to life as the SLSO performs as the film plays on the big screen at Powell Hall November 2-4, 2018. Tickets are still available for this Halloween classic, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

The Nightmare Before Christmas follows Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, on his quest to seize Christmas with the help of some mischievous trick-or-treaters. St. Louis native Ken Page, who voiced Oogie Boogie in the film, will introduce the performances at Powell Hall.

Friday, November 2, 2018 7:00pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 7:00pm
Sunday, November 4, 2018 2:00pm

Gemma New, conductor

Since 2010, the SLSO has hosted more than 150 Live at Powell Hall concerts: from movies like Singin' in the Rain, Harry Potter and tributes to the movie music of John Williams, to tribute concerts and one-night-only performances with award-winning guests including Nelly, Ben Folds, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Idina Menzel. Upcoming films the SLSO performs live include Home Alone (December 14-16), Star Wars: A New Hope (January 24-27, 2019), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (April 12-14, 2019), and Ghostbusters (May 17-18, 2019).

Tickets 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. 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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