Since its inception during the 2011-12 season, SymphonyCares has allowed the SLSO to live out its mission of enriching peoples’ lives through the power of music by providing free concerts for those who may be unable to attend a concert at Powell Hall. SLSO musicians perform at various locations throughout Greater St. Louis including children’s hospitals, cancer centers, and assisted living centers.

Working with our strategic partners – including Saint Louis University, Siteman Cancer Centers, Maryville University’s Music Therapy program, and Mercy Children’s Hospital, to name a few – the SLSO has also been involved with many exciting and groundbreaking programs and research studies. The results of these studies indicate the positive impact of music on our physical and mental health including lower blood pressure, improved memory, reduced stress, and even a decrease the intensity of pain we feel.

SymphonyCares Initiatives

Symphony Mondays at SLU Cancer Center
The Heart Quartet
Angie Smart and Claire the Clown

SymphonyCares for Seniors

Symphony Mondays at SLU Cancer Center
Covenant Place 
Crown Center for Senior Living


SymphonyCares is supported in part by

Sam & Marilyn Fox
United Healthcare
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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!