St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Announces Return of In-Person Concerts at Powell Hall
Today the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Stéphane Denève announced details for the orchestra’s spring 2021 season – a season of live concerts at Powell Hall, the debut of assistant conductor Stephanie Childress, and better access to SLSO performances digital concerts, improved educational resources, and an abundance of ways to connect with the SLSO from home.
Tickets to in-person live concerts scheduled for March 26 through May 15 will go on sale to the public on March 9. Each concert lasts about an hour and is performed without interruption. Tickets for the digital concerts of the SLSO, which started on February 11th and can be streamed on slso.org, are available now. To purchase tickets, visit slso.org or call the box office at 314-534-1700.
As a precaution, the capacity for live concerts is limited to 300 people. Tickets to live concerts cost $ 25 to $ 50, and free tickets were made available to community partners through the SLSO’s Stéphane Seats program. In addition, the SLSO plans to make a selection of these performances available via on-demand streaming on slso.org later this year. Tickets for digital concerts on slso.org cost $ 15.
The live concerts in spring 2021 include eight weeks of performances at Powell Hall with a socially distant audience. The season includes the family of SLSO artists with concerts led by music director Stéphane Denève and conductor Laureate Leonard Slatkin and the conducting and performance debut of deputy SLSO conductor Stephanie Childress, an up-and-coming talent who also took her tenure as music begins director of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.
SLSO musicians will also be in the spotlight in spring 2021. Five perform as soloists, including assistant second violinist Kristin Ahlstrom, second assistant concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer, assistant concertmaster Erin Schreiber, violinist Xiaoxiao Qiang and violist Shannon Farrell Williams. Live concerts in spring 2021 offer the first SLSO performances of works by Sally Beamish, Luigi Boccherini, TJ Cole, Ester Mägi and Arvo Pärt.
The concerts start from March 26th to 28th and last until May 13th to 15th. Each performance lasts approximately an hour and is performed continuously. Concerts are recorded by the SLSO’s new high-resolution camera system and can be streamed at a later date for a limited time on slso.org. In addition, the reruns of previous SLSO concerts will be played every Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. CDT on KWMU 90.7 St. Louis Public Radio (news.stlpublicradio.org/#stream/0) and on the first Sunday of each month at 5:00 p.m. Uhr CDT continued on Nine PBS (ninepbs.org/night-at-the-symphony/). Performances from the Fall 2020 season, including the SLSO series Songs of America and Songs of the Holidays, are available on SLSO’s digital platforms, including the YouTube Channel and SLSO Stories.