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.

Portions of St. Louis Symphony Orchestra broadcast concert are available on demand on the SLSO’s website for 30 days following the broadcast. Program Notes for past broadcasts are also available to browse.


  • Lauren Eldridge Stewart
    Assistant Professor of Music at Washington University
  • Rod Milam
    St. Louis Public Radio Announcer
  • Jonathan Ahl (Guest Host)
    STLPR's Interim Managing Editor
A St. Louis Symphony performance at Powel Hall.

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Upcoming Concert

Pianist Jonathan Biss

September 30, Live Broadcast

Music Director Stéphane Denève will lead the orchestra in Ludwig van Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Unsuk Chin’s subito con forza, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring pianist Jonathan Biss (pictured), and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No.4.

During the intermission we will talk with Stéphane Denève.

You can follow Lauren Eldridge Stewart @musictheories, Rod Milam @rodmilam1 and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra @slso.

Listen to "St. Louis on the Air" host Elaine Cha's conversation with Stéphane Denève from Madrid as the SLSO concluded its European tour.

Hear Rod Milam's extended conversation with cellist Joshua Roman:

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 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 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.

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 Victor Goines, 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’ Selections from 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).

March 9, 2024

Claudio Monteverdi’s Toccato 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; Amroise Thomas’ Mignon Overture; Georges Bizet Carmen Overture; Pablo de Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy with Erin Schreiber, violin; Jacques Offenbach’s Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann; Offenbach’s “Can-Can” from Gaîté Parisienne. Stéphane Denève conducts (recorded March 3, 2024).

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.