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.

Hosts

  • 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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pianist Awadagin Pratt

February 17, 2024 Rebroadcast

In a concert originally performed and broadcast on April 9, 2022, former SLSO Assistant Conductor Stephanie Childress led the orchestra in Jean Sibelius’ En saga; Jessie Montgomery’s Rounds for Piano and String Orchestra featuring pianist Awadagin Pratt (pictured); and Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World.

During intermission hear conversations with Stephanie Childress, Awadagin Pratt and SLSO President and CEO Marie-Hélène Bernard.

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 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 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.