Free Community Concerts

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra offers dozens of performances throughout the St. Louis area during the year in schools, houses of worship, healthcare facilities, and in public spaces. The hallmark free community concert is the SLSO's annual concert in Forest Park, which has served as the ceremonial opening of the orchestra's season for most years since 1968.

Other free community concerts have taken place at locations including the Gateway Arch, the Jewel Box (in Forest Park), Queeny Park, Washington University, the Jewish Community Center, and at the orchestra's home in Powell Hall. Check this page for upcoming community events.

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Cortango at The Hub

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:00 PM

Thank you for your interest! RSVPs for this concert have reached maximum capacity.

Join us at The Hub to hear Christmas with a Latin flair. Cortango will perform a casual, free concert of tango and holiday favorites with special guest SLSO harpist Allegra Lilly. 

Space is limited and RSVP is requested.

NEA Big Read-St. Louis Kickoff

Saturday, January 22, 2022 3:00 PM

Join us for the kickoff of the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Big Read-St. Louis! Musicians of the SLSO will perform a family-friendly program during the fun, free opening event at Grace Bible Church in Florissant. 

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  

Creative Music Making

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 7:00 PM

Celebrate the musician in us all at the 13th annual Creative Music Making performance! Musicians of the SLSO, faculty and students from Maryville University's Music Therapy Program, and music makers from St. Louis Arc team up for a delightful demonstration of how the power of music enriches all of our lives.

This performance will last about an hour and is free and open to the public. Seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are not issued, but RSVPs are requested.

Creative Music Making is supported by the Kuhn Foundation.

Join Our Mission

Although SLSO Community and Education programs are free of charge to our partners and audiences, they are not free for us to produce. Join our mission today so that musicians from the SLSO can continue to make a difference - both on and off the stage of Powell Hall.

Thank you for your support!