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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Creative Music Making

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 7:00 PM

Celebrate the musician in us all at the 14th annual Creative Music Making performance at Powell Hall! 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. Tickets are required and seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis.

Creative Music Making is supported by the Kuhn Foundation.

IN UNISON Academy Showcase

Saturday, March 04, 2023 4:00 PM

Join IN UNISON Director Kevin McBeth, musicians from the SLSO, and musicians from the IN UNISON Academy in celebration of music in the hands and voices of our youth. This Showcase will be hosted at SLSO's partner IN UNISON church, First Baptist Church of Webster Groves, The House of Living Stone.

Doors open at 3pm. No tickets or reservations needed - seating is first come, first served.

IN UNISON is presented by 


Saturday, April 22, 2023 3:00 PM

Two St. Louis cultural institutions team up to provide a unique arts experience! Join musicians of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for a chamber concert that relates to the beautiful Monet/Mitchell: Painting the French Landscape exhibitionin in the Saint Louis Art Museum galleries. Hear music by composers in this hour-long concert who inspired both Claude Monet and Joan Mitchell in their creativity. 

Seating for this free concert experience is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVPs are required.  


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!