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Forest Park Concert


Experience St. Louis' favorite evening at the annual free Forest Park Concert, Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 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. No tickets are required for this event, which begins at 7:00pm. 

Program

Stéphane Denève, conductor
Tom Baynham, baritone
Raquel González, soprano (SLSO debut)

John Stafford SMITH The Star-Spangled Banner
J. Rosamund JOHNSON (arr. Smith) "Lift Every Voice and Sing"
John WILLIAMS The Mission Theme
Emmanuel CHABRIER España
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Edvard GRIEG “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Gioacchino ROSSINI Excerpt from William Tell Overture
Scott JOPLIN The Entertainer
Giacomo PUCCINI “Vissi d'arte” from Tosca
Modest MUSSORGSKY (orch. Ravel) “Great Gate of Kiev” from Pictures at an Exhibition
Astor PIAZZOLLA “Libertango"
Arturo MÁRQUEZ Conga del Fuego Nuevo
John WILLIAMS “Main Title” from Star Wars
John Philip SOUSA The Stars and Stripes Forever

This concert is performed 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 5:00pm 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 Angie's Burgers, Balkan Treat Box, Blues Fired Pizza, Cha Cha Chow, Fire and Ice Cream Truck, Go Gyro Go, Grace Meat + 3, Holy Crepe, Picture Perfect Panini, Mission Taco, The Popcorn Bar, Wayno's International.

Urban Chestnut will be selling alcoholic beverages and beer. 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.

Seating

Seating is open on Art Hill. Patrons are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

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