2019/2020 Season at a Glance

“The symbol of St. Louis is the Arch,” says SLSO Music Director Stéphane Denève. “I dedicate this season to a Franco-American Arch, connecting our different music cultures.” Denève celebrates the richness, vibrancy, and interconnectedness of music from the two countries in the 2019/2020 season, his first as Music Director.

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2020/2021 Season Announcement

Stéphane’s Franco-American Arch

The cultures of St. Louis and France share strong and abiding connections. Denéve dedicates the 19/20 season to a Franco-American arch, exploring shared vibrant, sensual aesthetics through complementary programming.

Remarkable guests

Artists familiar to St. Louis audiences join incredible new talent and the world-class musicians of the SLSO in the 19/20 season, delivering virtuosic performances of the world’s most beloved repertoire.


See the entire line-up of SLSO guest artists in the 19/20 season.

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Jean-Paul and Isabelle Montupet Artist-in-Residence

Denève’s close friend and collaborator, the inimitable pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, joins the SLSO as Artist-in-Residence for the 19/20 season, performing Ravel, Connesson and Liszt on three subscription programs. Thibaudet is the first SLSO titled guest artist since the 1990s.

Choral Masterworks

The dazzling St. Louis Symphony Chorus performs on five subscription programs, performing on landmark works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Mahler, plus a not-to-miss performance of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust with a star-studded cast of the world’s best vocalists.

The Music of Dance

The 19/20 season might have you tapping your toes along with the music to several well-known ballets. Denève took inspiration for the season from the music of dance and movement.

Music of Today

Denève remains committed to discovering and performing works by living artists that will enter and become mainstays of the orchestral repertoire. The 19/20 season has 16 works by composers of today, with concerts often pairing timeless favorites, like Bolero, with newer works you’ll fall in love with.

Read more highlights from the Denève’s inaugural year as Music Director.