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Radio Broadcasts


For more than 10 years, St. Louis Public Radio has broadcast St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concerts on Saturday nights at 8:00pm. Listen in St. Louis on 90.7 FM and streaming on the internet worldwide via the St. Louis Public Radio website. 

Concerts feature interviews with conductors, musicians, and SLSO staff. In 2020, broadcasts expanded beyond the traditional classical season to every Saturday night year-round, rebroadcasting previous SLSO concerts on nights when live SLSO concerts don't take place.  Broadcasts reach more than 500,000 listeners each season. 

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Original concert date: April 2, 2016 | Rebroadcast date: January 23, 2021

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Program:

David Robertson, conductor
Susanna Phillips, soprano

Maurice RAVEL Ma mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) Suite 
Claude VIVIER Lonely Child 
Gustav MAHLER Symphony No. 4


Original concert date: May 11, 2019 | Rebroadcast date: January 16, 2021

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Program:

Stéphane Denève, conductor
Rinat Shaham, mezzo-soprano

Esa-Pekka SALONEN Nyx
Maurice RAVEL Shéhérazade
Hector BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique


Original concert date: March 10, 2018 | Rebroadcast date: January 9, 2021

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Program:

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
James Ehnes, violin

BRITTEN Sinfonia da requiem
SAINT-SAËNS Violin Concerto No. 3
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 4


Original concert date: October 6, 2018 | Rebroadcast date: January 2, 2021

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Program:

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Beth Guterman Chu, viola

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6
BERLIOZ Harold in Italy


Original concert date: December 31, 2019 | Rebroadcast date: December 31, 2020

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Program:

Stéphane Denève, conductor
Andrea Jarrett, violin
Elizabeth Sutphen, soprano

TAKEMITSU Waltz from The Face of Another
LI Spring Festival Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin 
PONCHIELLI "Dance of the Hours" from La Gioconda
KREISLER "Liebesleid" for Violin and Orchestra 
STRAUSS JR "Mein Herr Marquis" from Die Fledermaus
OFFENBACH Excerpts from Gaité Parisienne 
FALLA "Ritual Fire Dance" from El amor brujo
LOEWE "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady 
PIAZZOLLA "Libertango" 
MÁRQUEZ Danzón No.2 for Orchestra
EPPEL Missouri Waltz
STRAUSS JR On the Beautiful Blue Danube, op.314 
BIZET Farandole from L'Arlésienne Suite No.2
STRAUSS SR Radetzky March, op.228 (Encore)
TRADITIONAL Auld Lang Syne (Encore)


Original concert date: October 20, 2018 | Rebroadcast date: December 26, 2020

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Program:

Jun Märkl, conductor
Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano
Celeste Golden Boyer, violin
Melissa Brooks, cello

BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto
WAGNER The Ring: An Orchestral Journey


 

Upcoming broadcasts

 January 30, 2021

Matthew Halls, in his debut with the SLSO, leads the orchestra in a pair of classical symphonies: Schubert's Third and Mendelssohn's First. SLSO Principal Clarinet Scott Andrews gives a stunning performances of Weber's Clarinet Concerto No. 1, one of the most important pieces in the clarinet repertoire.

Program:

Matthew Halls, conductor
Scott Andrews, clarinet

Franz SCHUBERT Symphony No. 3
Carl Maria von WEBER Clarinet Concerto No. 1
Felix MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 1

This concert was originally broadcast live on February 17, 2018.

 February 6, 2021

In her SLSO debut, Karina Canellakis and the SLSO perfrom a program of works by Austro-Germanic composers, including the first SLSO performances of Richard Strauss' Symphonic Fantasy from Die Frau Ohne Schatten. The ever-popular Symphonic Metamorphosis of Paul Hindemith closes this program, which also saw the SLSO debut of violinist Ray Chen. 

Program:

Karina Canellakis, conductor
Ray Chen, violin

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, "Turkish"
Richard STRAUSS Symphonic Fantasy from Die Frau Ohne Schatten
Paul HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

This concert was originally broadcast live on January 19, 2019.

 February 13, 2021

Leonard Slatkin, SLSO Conductor Laureate, leads an all-American program from 2016. Opening the concert with his own Kinah, he then leads pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe in Barber's Piano Concerto, which the orchestra recorded with Slatkin and pianist John Browning to critical acclaim and a GRAMMY Award. He closes with music from ballets and operas, Copland's Billy the Kid and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

Program:

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano

Leonard SLATKIN Kinah
Samuel BARBER Piano Concerto
Aaron COPLAND Billy the Kid Ballet-Suite
George GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture for Orchestra

This concert was originally broadcast live on November 12, 2016.