St. Louis Symphony

Live Broadcasts

During the regular St. Louis Symphony Orchestra season, select concerts are broadcast on 90.7 KWMU on Saturday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Most concerts are available on the SLSO website for 30 days following the broadcast. Program Notes for past broadcasts are also available to browse.


  • Lauren Eldridge Stewart
    Lauren Eldridge Stewart
    Assistant Professor of Music at Washington University
  • Rod Milam
    Rod Milam
    St. Louis Public Radio Announcer
  • Jonathan Ahl
    Jonathan Ahl (Guest Host)
    STLPR's Interim Managing Editor
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pianist Piotr Anderszewski, photo credit Simon Fowler Warner

May 11, 2024 Rebroadcast

In a concert from April 2023 Music Director Stéphane Denève led the orchestra in Gabriela Lena Frank’s Apu, Bela Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring pianist Piotr Anderszewski (pictured) and Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

During the intermission hear conversations with Stéphane Denève, Piotr Anderszewski and SLSO Principal Violist Beth Guterman Chu.

Hear Rod Milam's extended interview with violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins.

2023-2024 Season Schedule

September 30, 2023

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture; Unsuk Chin’s subito con forza; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Jonathan Biss, piano; Robert Schumann’s Symphony No.4. Stéphane Denève conducts.

October 7, 2023

Elgar’s Sea Pictures featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke; the first SLSO performance of Jake Heggie’s The Work at Hand, featuring Sasha Cooke and cellist Elizabeth Chung; and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade featuring SLSO Concertmaster David Halen. Gemma New conducted. (The concert was performed in memory of St. Louis Post-Dispatch classical music critic Sarah Bryan Miller on November 27, 2021).

October 14, 2023

Hannah Eisendle’s heliosis (U.S. Premiere); W.A. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 with Benjamin Beilman, violin; Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. Cristian Măcelaru conducts (recorded October 13, 2023).

October 21, 2023

Elizabeth Ogonek’s Moondog; Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Ingrid Fliter, piano; Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, Scottish. Elim Chan conducts.

November 4, 2023

Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice; Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with Paul Lewis piano; Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, Classical. Stéphane Denève conducts (recorded November 3, 2023).

November 11, 2023 Rebroadcast

Sergei Rachmininoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Kirill Gerstein, piano; John Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1. Hannu Lintu conducts (recorded October 15, 2022).

November 18, 2023

Vítězslava Kaprálová’s Rustic Suite; Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Violin Concerto with Randall Goosby, violin; Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7. Christian Reif conducts (Randall Goosby appears courtesy of Decca Classics).

December 2, 2023

Jessie Montgomery’s Strum; Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Oboe Concerto with Jelena Dirks, oboe; Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. David Danzmayr conducts (recorded December 1, 2023).

January 13, 2024

Darius Milhaud’s La Création du monde; Igor Stravinsky’s Ebony Concerto with Scott Andrews, clarinet; Kurt Weill’s Suite from The Threepenny Opera; George Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Leonard Slatkin conducts.

January 20, 2024

George Antheil’s A Jazz Symphony Jeff Beal’s Violin Concerto, Body in Motion with Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin (world premiere); Duke Ellington’s The Three Black Kings; George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Suite. Leonard Slatkin conducts (recorded January 12, 2024).

January 27, 2024

Paul Turok’s A Joplin Overture; Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite with the Aaron Diehl Trio; John Alden Carpenter’s Krazy Kat; George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with Jeffrey Siegel, piano. Leonard Slatkin conducts (recorded January 21, 2024).

February 3, 2024

Valerie Coleman Umoja; Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto with Augustin Hadelich, violin; Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3. Stéphane Denève conducts (recorded February 2, 2024).

February 17, 2024 Rebroadcast

Jean Sibelius’s En Saga; Jessie Montgomery’s Rounds for Solo Piano and String Orchestra (SLSO co-commission) with Awadagin Pratt, piano; Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World. Stephanie Childress conducts (recorded April 9, 2022).

March 9, 2024

Claudio Monteverdi’s Toccata from L’Orfeo; W.A. Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro Overture; Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville Overture; Giacomo Puccini’s Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut; Vincenzo Bellini’s “Casta Diva” from Norma with Melissa Brooks, cello; Amilcare Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours” from La Gioconda; Ambroise Thomas’ Mignon Overture; Georges Bizet’s Les Toréadors from Carmen Suite No. 1; Pablo de Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy with Erin Schreiber, violin; Jacques Offenbach’s Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann; Offenbach’s “Can-Can” from Orpheus in the Underworld. Stéphane Denève conducts (recorded March 3, 2024).

March 16, 2024 Rebroadcast

Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte; Charles Ives’ The Unanswered Question; Christopher Rouse’s Rapture; Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Yefim Bronfman, piano. Stéphane Denève conducts (recorded October 2, 2021).

March 23, 2024

Hector Berlioz’s Beatrice and Benedict Overture; Julia Wolfe’s Pretty (SLSO Co-Commission); Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor, Tom Borrow, piano. Stéphane Denève conducts.

April 20, 2024

Jean Sibelius’ Rakastava (The Lover); Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Marie-Ange Nguci, piano; Per Nørgård’s Lysning (Glade); Jean Sibelius’ Symphony 7. John Storgårds conducts.

April 27, 2024

Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade in G major), K. 525; Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending; Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music; Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73. Stéphane Denève conducts.

May 4, 2024 Rebroadcast

Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade in G major), K. 525; Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending; Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music; Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73. Stéphane Denève conducts.

May 11, 2024 Rebroadcast

Gabriela Lena Frank’s Apu; Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Piotr Anderszewski, piano; Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Stéphane Denève conducts.