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Forest Park Concert


Experience St. Louis' favorite evening at the annual free Forest Park Concert, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, in a musical celebration that is capped off with a spectacular fireworks display. Pack a picnic and a blanket and relax with family and friends at the base of Art Hill for an evening with your SLSO, in memory of Mary Ann Lee. Led by SLSO Music Director Stéphane Denève, the concert features orchestral favorites, film music, and more, concluding with the ever-popular Stars and Stripes Forever. No tickets are required for this event, which begins at 7:00pm. 

The SLSO encourages all attendees to socially distance on Art Hill during the performance and asks you to wear a mask while walking through high-traffic areas.

Stéphane Denève, conductor
Nadia Maddex, soprano 

JOHN STAFFORD SMITH / arr. John Philip Sousa/Walter Damrosch The Star-Spangled Banner 
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Allegro from Symphony No. 5 
RICHARD WAGNER / arr. Wouter Hutschenruyter “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre 
JACQUES OFFENBACH / orch. Manuel Rosenthal Excerpts from Gaité Parisienne 
FLORENCE PRICE / arr. Tyler Merideth Adoration 
TRADITIONAL / arr. Margaret Bonds “He's Got the Whole World in His Hands” 
IGOR STRAVINSKY “Infernal Dance of King Kastcheï” from The Firebird Suite 
JOHN WILLIAMS “Harry's Wondrous World” from Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone 
JOHN WILLIAMS “The Raiders March” from Raiders of the Lost Ark 
WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER (W.C.) HANDY / arr. Richard Hayman St. Louis Blues March 
LEONARD BERNSTEIN “Mambo” from West Side Story 
SAMUEL WARD / arr. Carmen Dragon “America the Beautiful” 
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA The Stars and Stripes Forever

In Memory of Mary Ann Lee

Forest Park SLSO Concert Map

Download/view a high resolution PDF of the Forest Park Event Map

Parking
Free public parking is available on the street and in the lots marked with a “P” on the map above. Paid parking is available at the Saint Louis Art Museum garage and may be accessed from Lagoon Drive; southeast bound on Fine Arts Drive.

FREE Shuttle Transportation
Shuttle Buses will be in service from 5:30pm to 9:30pm and will run every 15 minutes. Buses will stop at each “S” location on the map above, including the Visitor Center lots.

Food and Drink
Food trucks will be located at the top of Art Hill along Fine Arts Drive. Food trucks include Cajun Seduction, Destination Desserts, Fire and Ice Cream, Go Gyro Go, Holy Crepe, and Zacchi.

Urban Chestnut will run a beer booth that includes Forest Park Pilsner, Zwickel, Schnickelfritz, and Urban Underdog Pale, along with Fruit Citra and Lime Salt Seltzer. Other non-alcoholic beverage are available at food trucks.

Patrons are welcome to bring their own food and beverage. Glass containers are not permitted on Art Hill.

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