Saturday night St. Louis Symphony concerts are broadcast live by St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU. Listen in St. Louis on 90.7 FM & streaming on the internet worldwide via the St. Louis Public Radio website. Concerts begin at 8pm.
The 2016-17 season will mark the seventh year of partnership between the STL Symphony and St. Louis Public Radio. Each Saturday night subscription series concert will be broadcast live on the air and streamed live on the internet. Concerts in that series include:
Saturday, September 17: Spirit of St. Louis – Weill’s The Flight of Lindbergh with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, and Charlie Brennan, Narrator; Boulez’s Dialogue de l’ombre double with Scott Andrews, Principal Clarinetist; and Debussy’s La Mer. David Robertson conducts.
Saturday, September 24: Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto – Mozart’s The Magic Flute Overture; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Yefim Bronfman, Piano; Benjamin’s Viola, Viola with Beth Guterman Chu, Principal Violist, and Jonathan Chu, Assistant Principal Violist; and Haydn’s Symphony No. 102. David Robertson conducts.
Saturday, October 1: Beethoven's Eroica – Adam’s Violin Concerto with Leila Josefowicz, Violin; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” David Robertson conducts.
Saturday, October 8: All-Mozart – Mozart’s Symphony No. 31, K. 297, “Paris;” Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1, K. 207 with Jennifer Koh, Violin; and Mozart’s Serenade No. 9, K. 320, “Posthorn.” Nicholas McGegan
Saturday, October 15: Dvořák Cello Concerto – Lutosławski's Chain 3; Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with Alban Gerhardt, Cello; and Stravinsky’s Petrushka. Hannu Lintu conducts.
Saturday, October 22: Symphonic Dances – Balakirev’s Islamey; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with Orli Shaham, Piano; and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. Christian Macelaru conducts..
Saturday, October 29: Brahms Reimagined – Liszt’s Prometheus; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488 with Jeremy Denk, Piano; and Brahm’s Piano Quartet in G minor. Jun Märkl conducts.
Saturday, November 5: Tchaikovsky 5 – Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture; Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1; and Tchaikovsky’s’ Symphony No. 5. Han-Na Chang conducts.
Saturday, November 12: Slatkin Conducts Porgy and Bess – Slatkin’s Kinah; Barber’s Piano Concerto with Olga Kern, Piano; Copland Billy the Kid Suite; and Gershwin’s Selections for Orchestra from Porgy and Bess. Leonard Slatkin conducts.
Saturday, November 19: Mozart Requiem – Ive’s The Unanswered Question; Adam’s On the Transmigration of Souls with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and the St. Louis Children’s Choirs; and Mozart’s Requiem, K. 626 with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. David Robertson conducts.
Saturday, November 26: Beethoven's Emperor – Sibelius’s Pohjola’s Daughter; Respighi’s Fountains of Rome; and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” with Stephen Hough. Robert Spano conducts.
Saturday, December 3: Nutcracker – Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture; Tchaikovsky’s Violin Suite from Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake with David Halen, Concertmaster; and Tchaikovsky’s Act II from The Nutcracker. Ward Stare conducts.
Saturday, December 31: New Year's Celebration – St. Louis Public Radio will once again broadcast live the St. Louis Symphony’s New Year’s Eve concert at Powell Hall. We’ll be on the air at 7 p.m. with some pre-concert conversations. Then, David Robertson will take the podium at 7:30 to conduct this annual surprise program, with musical selections and guest artists announced on
Saturday, January 14: New World Symphony – Adam’s The Chairman Dances; Korngold’s Violin Concerto with Gil Shaham, Violin; and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.” David Robertson conducts.
Saturday, January 21: Shostakovich 15 – Rossini’s William Tell Overture; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Rafał Blechacz, Piano; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15. Andrey Boreyko conducts.
Saturday, January 28: Beethoven 7 – Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite; Wallin’s Fisher King (Trumpet Concerto) with Håkan Hardenberger, Trumpet; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. David Robertson conducts.
Saturday, February 25: Belshazzar's Feast – Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture; Elgar’s Falstaff; and Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.
Saturday, March 4: All-Bach – Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1; Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.2 with Mark Sparks, Principal Flutist; Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3; and Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.4. Bernard Labadie conducts.
Saturday, March 11: Alpine Symphony – Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Steven Osborne, Piano; and Strauss’ Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony). Stephane Deneve conducts.
Saturday, April 8: Rhapsody in Blue – Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Steven Osborne, Piano; and Strauss’ Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony). Stephane Deneve conducts.
Saturday, April 22: Rach 3 – Silvestrov’s Hymn; Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Nikolai Lugansky, Piano; and Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. John Storgårds conducts.
Saturday, April 29: Brahms Violin Concerto – Elgar’s Serenade in E minor; Lentz’s Jerusalem (after Blake); and Brahms’ Violin Concerto with Augustin Hadelich, Violin. David Robertson conducts.
Saturday, May 6: Flying Dutchman – Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman with Alan Held, Bass-Baritone (The Dutchman), Orla Boylan, Soprano (Senta), Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Baritone (Daland), and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. David Robertson conducts.