St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Media Guidelines


SLSO Media Contact
Eric Dundon
Public Relations Manager
tel: 314-286-4134
EricD@slso.org

Interview Request Process
For interviews with SLSO musicians or staff please contact Eric Dundon, Public Relations Manager (contact information above). Interviews with guest artists can also be requested and are subject to the decision of the artist’s management.

Ticket Request Process
Complimentary press tickets can be requested through Eric Dundon (contact information above). The SLSO will provide tickets based on availability. Complimentary press tickets are limited to two per person and are seated where there is availability.

Health and Safety
Health and safety requirements may change as the SLSO evaluates protocols based on updated guidance from the institution's team of medical experts, the City of St. Louis, and the CDC. Please consult with Public Relations Manager Eric Dundon on any health and safety protocols to follow while in Powell Hall. 

Current health and safety protocols can be found here.

Concert/Rehearsal/Event Photography and Videography Guidelines
• To film a concert, rehearsal, or event, please contact Public Relations Manager Eric Dundon (contact information above) in advance. The SLSO reserves the right to disallow entry to events without prior notice of attendance.
• Please arrive with enough time for any required set-up, or at least 10 minutes before the start of an event.
• For photography/videography during concerts, equipment should be self-contained, without lights (battery powered or plugged in), boom mics, or the need to plug into an outlet.* Additional equipment may be used for other non-concert photography/videography needs, approved by your SLSO contact with at least 24 hours' notice.
• Please adhere to filming location restrictions during concerts. An SLSO representative will show you the acceptable locations from which to photograph or film during concerts.*
During performances, photography and videography can be captured from either far side of the orchestra or balcony levels. To view the Powell Hall stage from various sections, visit slso.org/virtualtour.
No more than 40 minutes of any performance may be recorded for news media or promotional uses.**
• Audio or audio-visual material recorded must be edited down to no more than five minutes for news or promotional uses. Material used cannot include a complete work or movement longer than three minutes. Certain works of music may not be permitted for broadcast due to licensing requirements. Please consult with your SLSO staff representatives on which pieces are best to film.**
Please observe appropriate concert etiquette: silence cell phones, move during breaks in the music, and minimize distractions to patrons and musicians. Equipment should be set to silent settings.

*An SLSO staff member can assist with any specific requests made in advance.
**Capture and broadcast restrictions differ for the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus, and St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. Please consult with your SLSO contact.

Directions and Parking
Powell Hall is located at 718 North Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103. Grand Boulevard is accessed off Interstates 64, 44, or 70. I-64 is the closest interstate access.

Two parking lots serve the immediate area around Powell Hall:
• The Veterans Administration lot (available concert evenings and weekends only), located north of the hall off Delmar Blvd., and;
• The SLSO Lot, located along the south and east sides of the hall off of Samuel Shepard Dr.

Free street parking is also available around the Hall. If you have special parking needs, please contact your SLSO contact for assistance. 

Powell Hall Parking map

Please enter Powell Hall using the Delmar Blvd. Stage Door to sign in with security. You will be issued a visitor badge, which should be worn while in the building. The security guard on duty will then connect you with your SLSO contact.