Forest Park Concert

Thursday, September 12, 7:00pm
Stéphane Denève, conductor
St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus
        Kevin McBeth, director
St. Louis Symphony Chorus
        Amy Kaiser, director
St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra Brass
       Gemma New, director

SMITH arr. Sousa/Damrosch The Star-Spangled Banner
JOHN WILLIAMS Olympic Fanfare and Theme 
MILLS/TRADITIONAL arr. Hayman/Maness “Meet Me in St. Louis” – “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
BERNSTEIN Candide Overture
BERNSTEIN “Mambo” from West Side Story
BIZET Selections from Carmen Suite No. 1
BIZET “Farandole” from L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2
TRADITIONAL arr. Hayes “Ain’t That Good News”
BERLIOZ “Hungarian March” from The Damnation of Faust
HANDY arr. Hayman St. Louis Blues March
JOHN WILLIAMS “Main Title” from Star Wars
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
SOUSA The Stars and Stripes Forever

Experience St. Louis' favorite evening at the annual free Forest park concert as Stéphane Denève leads his first concert as Music Director. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and relax with family and friends at the base of Art Hill for a musical celebration with the SLSO that is capped off with a spectacular fireworks display. No tickets are required for this event. 

  • Experience a night under the stars at our 51st annual FREE Forest Park Concert at the base of Art Hill
  • Mark your calendar for one of St. Louis’ favorite musical events of the year
  • Stay afterwards for the impressive firework display

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Forest Park SLSO Concert Map

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

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
Vandalia 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 and the Forest Park Metrolink station.

Food and Drink
Food trucks will be located at the top of Art Hill along Fine Arts Drive. Food trucks include Bombay Food Junkies, Blues Fired Pizza, Cha Cha Chow, Essentially Fries, Go Gyro Go, Holy Crepe, Honey Pit BBQ, Poptimism  by Whisk and The Sweet Divine.

Bottled water, soda, beer and wine are available for purchase at the SLSO Beverage Tent on Fine Arts Drive; cash and credit cards are accepted. Patrons are welcome to bring their own food and beverage. Glass containers are not permitted on Art Hill.

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