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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: October 13, 2018 Rebroadcast date: September 26, 2020 

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Program:

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor 
Javier Perianes, piano
David Halen, violin

LIGETI Concert Românesc
BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade


Original concert date: September 21, 2019 Rebroadcast date: September 19, 2020 

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Program:

Stéphane Denève, conductor 
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Kevin PUTS Virelai (World Premiere)
Jennifer HIGDON blue cathedral (First SLSO Performances)
DEBUSSY La Mer
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major
GERSHWIN An American in Paris

 

Upcoming broadcasts

 October 3, 2020

Jaap van Zweden, in this February 2014 concert, led the SLSO in two of the most famous symphonies ever written. The introduction of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 is perhaps the most well-known piece of classical music. The four-note "destiny" theme has been repeated countless times, but the rest of the symphony is equally as well-known for its innovation, passion, and intensity. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 was written while the composer had fallen from good favor from communist leadership in the Soviet Union. His response was a bombastic symphony that many argue is the greatest example of political satire.

Program:

Jaap van Zweden, conductor

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

This concert was originally broadcast live on February 1, 2014.