Radio Broadcasts

Saturday night St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concerts are broadcast live by St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU. Listen in St. Louis on 90.7 FM and streaming on the internet worldwide via the St. Louis Public Radio website. Concerts begin at 8:00pm.

For more than 10 years, St. Louis Public Radio has broadcasted Saturday night SLSO concerts live—25 concerts each season along with interviews with conductors, musicians, and SLSO staff. Hosted by St. Louis Public Radio’s Robert Peterson and Tim Munro, Grammy Award-winning SLSO Creative Partner, the broadcasts reach more than 500,000 listeners each season. St. Louis Public Radio also regularly rebroadcasts previous SLSO concerts.

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Original concert date: February 8, 2020 | Rebroadcast date: October 24, 2020



Stéphane Denève, conductor
Ellie Dehn, soprano (SLSO debut)
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano (SLSO debut)
Issachah Savage, tenor (SLSO debut)
Morris Robinson, bass (SLSO debut)
St. Louis Symphony Chorus | Amy Kaiser, director

Kevin PUTS Silent Night Elegy (SLSO co-commission)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

Original concert date: March 2, 2019 Rebroadcast date: October 17, 2020 


Peter Oundjian, conductor
Lars Vogt, piano

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467
MAHLER Symphony No. 9

Original concert date: November 9, 2019 Rebroadcast date: October 10, 2020 


Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Joanne Lunn, soprano
Zachary Wilder, tenor
Dashon Burton, baritone
St. Louis Symphony Chorus | Amy Kaiser, director

HAYDN Symphony No. 48, "Maria Theresia"
MOZART Mass in C minor

Original concert date: February 1, 2014 Rebroadcast date: October 3, 2020 


Jaap van Zweden, conductor

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5


Upcoming broadcasts

October 31, 2020

Guest conductor John Storgårds leads a program that includes the SLSO debut of the dazzling pianist Nikolai Lugansky on Rachmaninoff's ravishing Piano Concerto No. 3. Bartók's triumphant Concerto for Orchestra caps this program.


John Storgårds, conductor
Nikolai Lugansky, piano (SLSO debut)

Valentin SILVESTROV Hymne-2001 (First SLSO performances)
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

This concert was originally broadcast live on April 22, 2017.

November 7, 2020

Former Music Director David Robertson tells a story through music with pieces that all have connections, obvious or not, to America. John Adams is one of the preeminent composers of our time as his The Chairman Dances is one of the most well-known excerpts from his groundbreaking opera Nixon in China. Violinist Gil Shaham delivers his rich interpretation of Korngold's sumptuous Violin Concerto, a crowning musical achievement of the Austrian-born composer who made a name for himself in Hollywood. The concert concludes with the symphony that perhaps defines American influence on the symphony: Dvořák's Symphony No. 9.


David Robertson, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

John ADAMS The Chairman Dances, Foxtrot for Orchestra
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"

This concert was originally broadcast live on January 14, 2017.

November 14, 2020

Frequent SLSO collaborator Nicholas McGegan leads a festive smorgasbord of music from early music father Antonin Vivaldi. With several SLSO musicians as soloists, the evening concludes with an uplifting performances of Vivaldi's Gloria with sopranos Sherezade Panthaki and Leann Schuering and countertenor Jay Carter.


Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Chris Dwyer, horn
Thomas Jöstlein, horn
Andrea Kaplan, flute
Jennifer Nitchman, flute
Bjorn Ranheim, cello
Jay Carter, countertenor (SLSO debut)
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano (SLSO debut)
Leann Schuering, soprano
Melody Lee, violin
Erin Schreiber, violin
St. Louis Symphony Chorus | Amy Kaiser, director

VIVALDI Concerto for Strings in C major
VIVALDI "Gelosia, tu già rendi l'alma mia" from Ottone in villa
VIVALDI "L'ombre, l'aure, e ancora il rio" from Ottone in villa
VIVALDI "Nel profondo cieco mondo" from Orlando furioso
VIVALDI "Mentre dormi, amor formenti" from L'Olimpiade
VIVALDI "In braccio de' contenti" from Gloria ed Imeneo
VIVALDI Concerto for 2 Horns and Strings in F major
VIVALDI Concerto grosso in D minor

This concert was originally broadcast live on December 2, 2017.