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Press Release 7/31/12 - 12-13 Live at Powell Hall


Six additional performances in 2012-2013 season include music of Queen and Pink Floyd


ST. LOUIS— The St. Louis Symphony announced today it is expanding its Live at Powell Hall lineup for the 2012-2013 season. The Live at Powell Hall concerts have solidified Powell Hall’s standing as the premier place to be for a variety of orchestral music appealing to all ages and backgrounds. 


The six new concerts include:  


  •         An Afternoon at the Oscars® brings iconic Academy Award® winning movie music to Powell Hall. The St. Louis Symphony will perform music from Out of Africa, Doctor Zhivago, Casablanca, Star Trek and more Hollywood favorites.  (March 3, 2013)
  •         The Symphony will rock you with the Music of Queen, playing an evening of the group’s unforgettable hits. (May 31, 2013) Media support for this concert provided by KSHE 95
  •          The rock n roll continues at Powell Hall the next night, with the STL Symphony performing the Music of Pink Floyd. (June 1, 2013)
  •          It’s a booming way to kick off the summer: join the St. Louis Symphony as it performs Tchaikovsky’s fiery 1812 Overture, along with other familiar classical favorites. (June 8, 2013)
  •          Known for its hit PBS specials, Five by Design pays homage to the swing era with unforgettable melodies and rhythms. The group joins the St. Louis Symphony for Five By Design: Club Swing! a special afternoon of big-band sound. (June 23, 2013)
  •          Finally, help the St. Louis Symphony celebrate 45 years of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! The Classical Mystery Tour returns to Powell Hall for a special anniversary celebration, performing favorite songs from landmark the album. (June 28, 2013)


Previously announced Live At Powell Hall concerts during the 2012-2013 season include:

  •          The Music of Ray Charles will bring the music of the legendary soul singer to Powell Hall, merging piano, vocals and the St. Louis Symphony to celebrate the unforgettable performer. (September 21, 2012)
  •          Grammy-award winning saxophone player Kenny G will share the stage and his smooth jazz sounds with the Symphony. (September 22, 2012)
  •          Dorothy, Toto, and all their friends will return to Powell Hall. The St. Louis Symphony performs the score to The Wizard of Oz with the original movie playing on the big screen above. (October 26-28, 2012)  
  •          Get ready for a swashbuckling good time as the St. Louis Symphony provides live orchestral accompaniment to the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. (December 28-30, 2012)
  •          Acclaimed trumpeter Chris Botti brings his blend of jazz and pop to Powell Hall, playing the standards and new songs with the St. Louis Symphony. (February 23, 2013)
  •          Go inside The Matrix as the St. Louis Symphony performs the live score for the futuristic modern cult classic. (April 5-6, 2013)


Single ticket sales for all Live at Powell Hall concerts begin August 13. Tickets may be purchased by calling 314-534-1700, on-line at and in person at the Powell Hall Box Office, located at 718 North Grand Boulevard in St. Louis.