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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

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2023 Annual Report

During the 22/23 season, your SLSO served more than 153,000 people at live concerts, and more than one million through a combination of events, digital programs, education and community engagement, broadcasts, and tours. Your continued engagement and trust in our treasured institution fuels our mission to enrich lives through the power of music. We are proud to share with you highlights from our 143rd season in our 2022/2023 Annual Report.

2023 Annual Report

2023 State of the Orchestra

Thanks to your generosity, the SLSO serves our region as a performer, creator, educator, and connector. SLSO President and CEO Marie-Hélène Bernard outlines the institution's achievements in 2022 and looks forward to 2023, a year that includes the SLSO's first European tour in six years, the conclusion of the 143rd season, and the start of a transformative expansion and renovation of Powell Hall.

2023 state of the  Orchestra

Economic and Community Impact Report

The SLSO is proud to share the results of our Economic and Community Impact Report, a study commissioned from Saint Louis University. The study revealed that the SLSO triggers $96.1 million in annual economic activity throughout metro St. Louis, ranking as one of the very top orchestras in the United States.

Economic and Community Impact


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The SLSO envisions a world in which every life is enriched through the power of music. This world is created when cultural arts institutions acknowledge their specialties and actively seek opportunities to embrace diverse communities, musical traditions, and artistic styles. For the SLSO, these opportunities result in meaningful performances that explore and share a wide range of human creativity and experience. The SLSO’s unique combination of deep musical roots and broad reach in the global arts field provides a foundation for the vital EDI work that is the pathway for unleashing the power of music. To move beyond exclusive practices that perpetuate cultural divisions and structural inequities, the SLSO works toward a collaborative and equitable world. The SLSO commits to the significant EDI efforts of dismantling barriers to the human expression, engagement, and enjoyment of music.

SLSO EDI Framework


Financial Information

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s most recent 990 may be accessed here: IRS 990

An additional 990 is filed for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Endowment Trust. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Endowment Trust is controlled by a seven-person committee composed of SLSO appointed members and independent parties. Its restricted assets cannot be accessed by SLSO management for general operating support or any other financial needs beyond the approved annual draw without approval of six of the seven committee members.