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2012-2013 SEASON

Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now for the 2012-2013 season, which begins in September 2012. View the 2012-2013 season ticket concert schedule and purchase subscriptions and single tickets online.

Wells Fargo Advisors is the presenting sponsor of the 2012-13 Season
Free PreConcert Conversations are sponsored by Washington University Physicians


Andrey Boreyko

All-Tchaikovsky

Presented by Thompson Coburn LLP

BUY TICKETS - Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:30am (Coffee Concert)
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3pm

Andrey Boreyko, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin
TCHAIKOVSKY Voyevoda
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 1, "Winter Dreams"

A master of melody and orchestral genius, Tchaikovsky is one of the greatest composers of all time.   In honor of the Russian giant, this program led by Andrey Boreyko includes the composer’s Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams,” which artfully illustrates a frosty landscape complete with Russian folk tunes.  Violinist Vadim Gluzman makes his STL Symphony debut performing the composer’s fiery Violin Concerto on the Stradivari violin, “ex-Leopold Auer,” named for the Russian violinist to whom Tchaikovsky dedicated the concerto.

Excerpt from Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 (1:58)

Coffee and doughnuts for Coffee Concert provided Krispy Kreme Doughnuts


Youth Orchestra Concert #1

BUY TICKETS - Friday, November 16, 2012 at 7:00pm

Steven Jarvi, conductor

MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
BERNSTEIN Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2

Join the STL Symphony Youth Orchestra in their first concert of the season. Members of the STL Symphony Youth Orchestra have been enchanting audiences for over 4 decades with their artistry and talent. Don’t miss your chance to experience this inspiring concert brought to you by 95 of the most talented young musicians from Missouri and Illinois. You can learn more about the STL Symphony Youth Orchestra here.


Gil Shaham

Gil Shaham Plays Beethoven

BUY TICKETS - Friday, November 23, 2012 at 8 pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Sunday, November 25 at 3pm

David Robertson, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

J. STRAUSS, Jr. Tales from the Vienna Woods
HAYDN Symphony No. 104, "London"
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto

Celebrated as one of the greatest violinists of our time, Gil Shaham’s flawless technique and vivacious charm will shine in performances of Beethoven’s incomparable Violin Concerto. Radiating with surprises and a soaring spirit, Beethoven’s virtuosic masterpiece is not to be missed this Thanksgiving weekend.

Ask David Immediately following the Friday evening performance, join David Robertson on the Orchestra Level for an informal Q&A. Ask David a question about the program, music in general or the STL Symphony. FREE for all ticketholders.


Kirill Gerstein

Heroic Strauss

BUY TICKETS - Friday, November 30, 2012, at 10:30am (Coffee Concert)
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, December 1, 2012, at 8pm

David Robertson, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

R. STRAUSS Don Juan
ADÈS In Seven Days (Piano Concerto)
R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
HINDEMITH Mathis der Maler Symphony

The STL Symphony presents two of Richard Strauss’ most beloved tone poems. Completely different in style, Don Juan will knock you sideways with its shockingly flamboyant audacity, while Till Eulenspiegel introduces us to a musical world full of whimsy and humor. Kirill Gerstein joins the STL Symphony for the St. Louis premiere of Thomas Adès’ In Seven Days.

Excerpt from Hindemith Mathis der Maler Symphony (1:55)

Coffee and doughnuts for Coffee Concert provided Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Handel's Messiah

Presented by Mercy

BUY TICKETS - Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 3pm

Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Tamara Wilson, soprano
Christopher Ainslie, countertenor
Daniel Montenegro, tenor
Matthew Treviño, bass
St. Louis Symphony Chorus
      Amy Kaiser, director

HANDEL Messiah

Combining thunderous power with gentle tenderness to tell a story of hope and uplifting anticipation, Handel’s Messiah is a tradition to share and remember during the holiday season.  The triumphant sounds of the “Hallelujah” chorus will brighten your spirits.


Circus Flora

Circus Flora:
A Child's Christmas in Wales

Presented by the Whitaker Foundation
Sponsored by PNC Bank and Marilyn and Sam Fox

BUY TICKETS - Friday, December 14, 2012 at 7pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 7pm
BUY TICKETS - Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 2pm

Alastair Willis, conductor

Back by popular demand! Circus Flora returns to Powell Hall to collaborate with the STL Symphony in high-wire holiday fun for the family. We welcome back all your favorites including the gravity-defying Flying Wallendas Inspired by Dylan Thomas’s heartwarming poem, it’s Christmas, with a circus twist!


Take 6

A Gospel Christmas with Take 6

Supported by Monsanto Fund
Media support provided by St. Louis American

BUY TICKETS - Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 7pm

Kevin McBeth, conductor
Take 6, vocals
STL Symphony IN UNISON ® Chorus
     Kevin McBeth, director

Grammy® Award-winning guest artists Take 6 join the STL Symphony and IN UNISON ® Chorus led by director Kevin McBeth for a night of soul-stirring Gospel music to celebrate the most joyous of seasons.


Holiday Celebration

Holiday Celebration

Presented by Macy's
Media support provided by Fresh 102.5

BUY TICKETS - Friday, December 21, 2012 at 2pm
BUY TICKETS - Friday, December 21, 2012 at 7pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 2pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 7pm
BUY TICKETS - Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 2pm

Ward Stare, conductor
Debby Boone, vocalist
Holiday Festival Chorus
      Kevin McBeth, director

See why thousands of St. Louis families have made this their annual holiday tradition. Powell Hall is transformed to a magical holiday destination, complete with hot chocolate and a visit from the North Pole's most famous resident! Enjoy the STL Symphony's rendition of your favorite holiday songs making the holiday season even brighter.


Pirates of the Carribean

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Media support provided by Oldies 103.3

BUY TICKETS - Friday, December 28, 2012 at 7pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7pm
BUY TICKETS - Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 2pm

Richard Kaufman, conductor
Men of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus
      Amy Kaiser, director

Experience Pirates of the Caribbean on the big screen paired with the epic score performed by the STL Symphony bringing The Curse of the Black Pearl to life.  It’s a swash-buckling adventure your family won’t want to miss!

Presentation licensed by Disney Music Publishing and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Non-Theatrical © Disney


David Robertson

BMO Private Bank
New Year's Eve Celebration

Presented by BMO Private Bank
Media support provided KMOX

BUY TICKETS - Monday, December 31, 2012 at 7:30pm

David Robertson, conductor

St. Louis' best-kept secret is back for its seventh year! Music Director David Robertson and the STL Symphony ring in the New Year with a memorable evening full of delightful music and surprises.

Ring in the New Year with the STL Symphony & Hotel Ignacio! This special package includes two tickets to the New Year’s Eve Celebration and a night in deluxe accommodations for two. Enjoy Grand Center’s First Night fireworks display fireside on the hotel’s patio with a champagne toast at midnight. Indulge in brunch for two with a late checkout at 1:00p.m. The package starts at $299.00 and is based on double occupancy. Call 314-977-4411 and mention promotion code “NYE.”


Leonard Slatkin

Slatkin Conducts The Planets

BUY TICKETS - Friday, January 18, 2013 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3pm

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
St. Louis Symphony Chorus
      Amy Kaiser, director

MCTEE Double Play
STRAVINSKY Symphony of Psalms
HOLST The Planets

STL Symphony Conductor Laureate Leonard Slatkin returns to conduct Holst’s celestial masterpiece, The Planets. Portraying the astrological character of the planets, Holst vividly portrays a martial Mars, jolly Jupiter, mystical Neptune and more sure to ignite your musical imagination.

Excerpt from Holst The Planets (1:53)


Peter Serkin

Pictures at an Exhibition

BUY TICKETS - Friday, January 25, 2013 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 3pm

Gilbert Varga, conductor
Peter Serkin, piano

GLINKA Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture
BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3
MUSSORGSKY/orch. RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition

Pictures at an Exhibition was inspired by the brushstrokes and sketches of an artist and dear friend to composer Mussorgsky. In his orchestration, Ravel stays true to the original atmosphere and leads us to a glorious finale that leaves us feeling as though we were viewing the majestic artwork ourselves. The vibrant orchestration of Ravel combined with the varied moods of Mussorgsky creates a masterpiece that is recognized by all.

Excerpt from Pictures at an Exhibition (1:31)

Peter Serkin is presented by the Whitaker Foundation


Hannu Lintu

Sibelius 5

BUY TICKETS - Friday, February 1, 2013 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 8pm

Hannu Lintu, conductor
Markus Groh, piano

SIBELIUS Finlandia
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

Endlessly inventive and beloved for its wit, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 is full of rhythmic intensity and harmonic exuberance. Pianist Markus Groh makes his STL Symphony debut as Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu returns conducting Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony, a commanding work from his homeland that crescendos into radiant benevolence representing one of the composer’s most uplifting symphonies.

Pulitzer Series Concert

Media support provided by St. Louis Public Radio

BUY TICKETS - Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 7:30pm


The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
3716 Washington Blvd

GYÖRGY KURTÁG Hommage à R. Sch. (1990)
THOMAS LARCHER Fasern (2006)
THOMAS ADÈS Piano Quintet (2000)


Radu Lupu

Lupu Plays Beethoven

Presented by Thompson Coburn LLP

BUY TICKETS - Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 3pm

David Robertson, conductor
Radu Lupu, piano

J. STRAUSS, Jr. On the Beautiful Blue Danube
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch declares that Radu Lupu’s “playing is simply sublime: intelligent, authoritative and innately felt. His music-making says it all.” Hear the highly acclaimed Romanian pianist as he returns to conquer Beethoven’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 4 followed by Brahms’ endearing Symphony No. 2.

Ask David Immediately following the Friday evening performance, join David Robertson on the Orchestra Level for an informal Q&A. Ask David a question about the program, music in general or the STL Symphony. FREE for all ticketholders.

Excerpt from Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 (1:49)


Orli Shaham

American Masters

BUY TICKETS - Friday, February 15, 2013 at 10:30am (Coffee Concert)
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 8pm

David Robertson, conductor
Orli Shaham, piano

COPLAND Our Town
BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"
ADAMS City Noir

Taking inspiration from 1940s Los Angeles, John Adams’ City Noir, portrays pockets of high energy that are nested among areas of leisure in the famed west coast city. Often described as cinematic, the lyrical work combines sassy and savvy together offering a glimpse of a bygone era in a great American city. These will be the St. Louis premiere performances of City Noir.

Coffee and doughnuts for Coffee Concert provided Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

MAGICAL MOVEMENTS: THE YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA

FAMILY CONCERT
Presented by PNC Arts Alive
Media support provided by Nine Network of Public Media and St. Louis Public Radio

BUY TICKETS - Sunday, February 17, 2013, 3:00 pm

DanceWorks Chicago, special guest artists

Britten's classic The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra gets a new spin with the addition of dancers from DanceWorks Chicago. Watch as the orchestra comes together section by section before your eyes. This dynamic partnership makes for a magical experience where the whole is much larger than the sum of its parts!


IN UNISON® Chorus

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

Supported by Monsanto Fund
Media support provided by St. Louis American

BUY TICKETS - Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:30pm

Kevin McBeth, conductor
Wintley Phipps, vocalist
St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON® Chorus

The St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON® Chorus, the STL Symphony and vocalist Wintley Phipps come together for is a soulful celebration full of spirit and song commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic speech, “I Have a Dream.”


Chris Botti

Chris Botti Returns

Presented by Moneta
Media support provided by KMOX

BUY TICKETS - Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 7:30pm

The one and only Chris Botti returns to Powell Hall after his sold-out appearances in 2011. One of the world’s top instrumentalists, Botti’s breathtaking smooth jazz stylings will blend beautifully with the sumptuous sounds of the STL Symphony.


Tasmin Little

Beethoven 4

BUY TICKETS - Friday, March 1, 2013 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 8pm

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Tasmin Little, violin

DELIUS The Walk to the Paradise Garden
ELGAR Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4

Acclaimed by The Guardian for her “wistful, poetic and powerful” performances, violinist Tasmin Little makes her St. Louis Symphony debut with Elgar’s Violin Concerto, one of the last great romantic violin concertos. Lyric Opera of Chicago Music Director Sir Andrew Davis leads the program including Beethoven's Fourth Symphony, one of the composer’s less familiar, but highly celebrated works.

Sir Andrew Davis is presented by the Whitaker Foundation


Afternoon at the Oscars®

BUY TICKETS - Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 3:00pm

Richard Kaufman, conductor

The STL Symphony will perform Academy Award®-winning music from Out of Africa, Doctor Zhivago, Casablanca, Star Trek and more Hollywood favorites! Plus, enjoy still images from the sets and behind-the-scenes moments from these classic films.

Pulitzer Series Concert

Media support provided by St. Louis Public Radio

BUY TICKETS - Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 7:30pm

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
3716 Washington Blvd

MESSIAEN Harawi (1945)


James Ehnes

Beethoven 2

BUY TICKETS - Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10:30am (Coffee Concert)
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 8pm

David Robertson, conductor
James Ehnes, violin

BRAHMS Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn
BERG Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2

Before embarking on his revolutionary Third Symphony, Beethoven penned the light-hearted Second Symphony, a cheerful work harkening back to the glory of Haydn. Acclaimed by the Baltimore Sun for “his notably beautiful tone with consistent gleam,” violin virtuoso James Ehnes joins David Robertson to perform Berg’s heartbreaking, yet poetic Violin Concerto.

Excerpt from Beethoven Symphony No. 2 (1:50)

Coffee and doughnuts for Coffee Concert provided Krispy Kreme Doughnuts


Youth Orchestra Concert #2

BUY TICKETS - Sun, March 10, 2013 at 3:00pm

Bizet L'Arlésienne Suite No.1
Marshall Kingdom Come
Brahms
Symphony No. 4

Join the STL Symphony Youth Orchestra in their second concert of the season. Members of the STL Symphony Youth Orchestra have been enchanting audiences for over 4 decades with their artistry and talent. Don’t miss your chance to experience this inspiring concert brought to you by 95 of the most talented young musicians from Missouri and Illinois. You can learn more about the STL Symphony Youth Orchestra here.


Copland and Bernstein

BUY TICKETS - Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 3pm

David Robertson, conductor
Mark Sparks, flute
David Halen, violin

COPLAND Quiet City
ROUSE Flute Concerto
BERNSTEIN Serenade
COPLAND Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

This all-American program features two of America’s greatest composers, Bernstein and Copland, painting musical portraits of Americana. Concertmaster David Halen steps forward performing Bernstein’s passionate Serenade and Principal Flute Mark Sparks performs Christopher Rouse’s lyrical Flute Concerto. Copland’s rowdy Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo bring this concert to a riveting finale.

Excerpt from Copland Rodeo (1:59)


The Matrix

The Matrix

Presented by the Whitaker Foundation
Media support provided by RFT

BUY TICKETS - Friday, April 5, 2013, at 7pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 7pm

Don Davis, conductor
St. Louis Symphony Chorus
      Amy Kaiser, director

Enter the alternate reality of The Matrix as the STL Symphony performs the futuristic soundtrack of the science fiction thriller. Machine rebellions and raining computer code create a dream world that questions reality in this modern cult classic.

THE REMARKABLE FARKLE MCBRIDE

FAMILY CONCERT
Presented by PNC Arts Alive
Media support provided Nine Network of Public Media and St. Louis Public Radio

Based on the book by John Lithgow

BUY TICKETS - Sunday, April 7, 2013, 3:00 pm

Poor Farkle McBride tries every instrument, but not one of them is quite right. Presented with text from the popular children's book by John Lithgow, join Farkle on his journey to find his place in the orchestra, and learn about the different instrument families along the way.


Yan Pascal Tortelier

Symphonie Fantastique

Presented by Thompson Coburn LLP

BUY TICKETS - Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:30am (Coffee Concert)
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3pm

Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin


ROSSINI L'italiana in Algeri Overture
PAGANINI Violin Concerto No. 1
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

Known for his gorgeous tone and expressive communication, Augustin Hadelich has catapulted into the top echelon of young violinists. He makes his STL Symphony debut peforming Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1, followed Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Complete with an elegant ball, a frightening march to the scaffold and a pastoral scene in a field, Berlioz’s most celebrated work is an orchestral tour-de-force.

Excerpt from Berlioz Symphonie fantastique (1:59)

Coffee and doughnuts for Coffee Concert provided Krispy Kreme Doughnuts


Ward Stare

Strauss Der Rosenkavalier

BUY TICKETS - Friday, April 19, 2013 at 8 pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8pm

Ward Stare, conductor
St. Louis Symphony Chorus
      Amy Kaiser, director

BRAHMS Gesang der Parzen (Song of the Fates)
WEBERN Im Sommerwind
BRAHMS Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
J. STRAUSS, JR. Künstlerleben (Artist's Life)
R. STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Ward Stare returns to Powell Hall to lead two of Brahms’ choral works including the powerful and profound Song of Destiny. Brahms’ glorious writing is paired with the charm of Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier Suite. So popular was the opera that the composer made an orchestral suite to share the sprightly melodies from the comic opera.

Excerpt from R. Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite (1:36)


Scott Andrews

All-Mozart

BUY TICKETS - Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:30am (Coffee Concert)
BUY TICKETS - Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8pm

Bernard Labadie, conductor
Scott Andrews, clarinet

MOZART Symphony No. 33, K. 319
MOZART Clarinet Concerto, K. 622
MOZART Symphony No. 40, K. 550

Mozart’s sublime writing remains an audience favorite and this program devoted to his genius is no exception. Bernard Labadie leads the composer’s hypnotic Symphony No. 40, known for its unmistakable opening theme, and the Clarinet Concerto featuring Principal Clarinet Scott Andrews. Praised as “elegant” in the Boston Globe and “extraordinary” by the New York Times, Andrews’ stellar talent shines in the lyrical concerto, among the final works completed before Mozart’s death.

Coffee and doughnuts for Coffee Concert provided Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Excerpt from Mozart Symphony No. 40 (1:46)

Pulitzer Series Concert

Media support provided by St. Louis Public Radio

BUY TICKETS Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:30pm
David Robertson, conductor

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
3716 Washington Blvd

RAVEL Chansons madécasses (1925-26)
SCHOENBERG Pierrot lunaire (1912)


Christine Brewer

Christine Brewer Returns

BUY TICKETS - Friday, May 3, 2013 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3pm

David Robertson, conductor
Christine Brewer, soprano
Lucas Meachem, baritone

SUPPÉ Overture to Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished"
ZEMLINSKY Lyrische Symphonie (Lyric Symphony)

Full of exotic themes, heartfelt yearning and wild freedom, Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony receives its STL Symphony premiere with phenomenal soprano Christine Brewer.  Paired with the stunning melodies and warming glow of Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, this concert will leave your spirits soaring.

Ask David Immediately following the Friday evening performance, join David Robertson on the Orchestra Level for an informal Q&A. Ask David a question about the program, music in general or the STL Symphony. FREE for all ticketholders.


David Robertson

Beethoven 9: Ode to Joy

BUY TICKETS - Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 8pm
BUY TICKETS - Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 3pm

David Robertson, conductor
Susanna Phillips, soprano
Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Kaiser, tenor
Corey McKern, baritone
St. Louis Symphony Chorus
      Amy Kaiser, director

BRUCKNER Motet: "Christus factus est"
BERG Act III from Wozzeck
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9 is a truly inspirational piece celebrating the highest aspirations of humanity as a whole. Combining the forces of the STL Symphony and Chorus paired with vocal soloists under one baton, David Robertson leads this certain to be memorable season finale that crescendos into the magnificent choral finale, “Ode to Joy.”

Ask David Immediately following the Friday evening performance, join David Robertson on the Orchestra Level for an informal Q&A. Ask David a question about the program, music in general or the STL Symphony. FREE for all ticketholders.

Excerpt from Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (0:57)


Youth Orchestra Concert #3

BUY TICKETS - Sat, May 18, 2013 at 7:00pm

Join the STL Symphony Youth Orchestra in their third concert of the season. Members of the STL Symphony Youth Orchestra have been enchanting audiences for over 4 decades with their artistry and talent. Don’t miss your chance to experience this inspiring concert brought to you by 95 of the most talented young musicians from Missouri and Illinois. You can learn more about the STL Symphony Youth Orchestra here.


Richard Hayman

Richard Hayman Returns

BUY TICKETS - Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3:00pm

Richard Hayman, conductor

St. Louis audience favorite Richard Hayman returns to lead a pops extravaganza showcasing music from his legendary career with the STL Symphony.


Music of Queen

Media support provided by KSHE 95.5 and RFT

BUY TICKETS - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 8:00pm

The STL Symphony plays a night of Queen’s legendary hits, including “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”


Music of Pink Floyd

Media support provided by KSHE 95.5 and RFT

BUY TICKETS - Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 8:00pm

The STL Symphony gets in tune with its psychedelic side as it performs The Music of Pink Floyd along with an eight-member rock band. Hear all your Pink Floyd favorites including selections from Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and more.


1812 Overture

BUY TICKETS - Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 8:00pm

Full of familiar melodies, bombastic brass and a spectacular finale, Tchaikovsky’s beloved 1812 Overture vividly depicts the Russian defeat of Napoleon’s advancing troops. Celebrate the start of summer with Tchaikovsky’s fiery work and many more of your favorite light classical selections!


David Robertson

League of Orchestras Concert

BUY TICKETS - Tuesday, June 16, 2013 at 7:30pm

David Roberton, conductor
Eric Owens, bass

MOZART Overture to Don Giovanni
MOZART Aria TBD
WAGNER “Die Frist is um” from The Flying Dutchman
WAGNER Overture to Tannhäuser
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7
ADAMS Doctor Atomic Symphony

Support your hometown orchestra when St. Louis hosts the 2013 League of American Orchestras National Conference. Join representatives from orchestras all across the U.S. at this concert as we showcase what makes the STL Symphony special.


Five by Design

Five By Design: Club Swing

BUY TICKETS - Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 3:00pm

Made popular by their hit PBS specials, Five By Design’s unforgettable melodies, lush harmonies, and swinging rhythms pay homage to some of the iconic spots for great entertainment where the music’s hot, the drinks are cool, and the legends live forever. Join the celebrated group and the STL Symphony for a musical tour of The Stork Club, The Copa, The Cocoanut Grove, and Club Swing featuring hits from a bygone era.


Classical Mystery Tour

45th Anniversary Celebration of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Media support provided by RFT

BUY TICKETS - Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:00pm

Classical Mystery Tour

Recognized as one of the greatest albums of all time, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was the definitive recording of its generation. Classical Mystery Tour joins the STL Symphony for a special 45th Anniversary Celebration, performing your favorite songs from the album and extras from the Sgt. Pepper’s recording sessions, including “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” “When I’m 64” and “Strawberry Fields Forever.”