Ben Folds has a notion that may help orchestras around the world draw new ticket buyers. "People, this will get you laid," the renowned alt-rock pianist declares. Folds, who performs with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra April 12 and 13 as part of its Live at Powell Hall series, has made his respe ... More >>
The St. Louis Symphony will continue to make uninterrupted, beautiful music through August of 2017, thanks to the presstisimo fashion in which the members of American Federation of Musicians local 2-197 approved their new contract. The current contract doesn't expire for another 14 months.
One of the most awesome things in St. Louis is our world-class symphony orchestra, led by world-class conductor and sometime-kazoo virtuoso David Robertson. Over the past fiscal year, which ended August 31, more St. Louisans have started to appreciate the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, at least if th ... More >>
umsl.eduLee, with wife Mary Ann.The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra has just announced that it plans to dedicate its all-Beethoven concert on Saturday, January 30 to longtime benefactor E. Desmond "Des" Lee who died last week.Lee, who was 92, donated more than $70 million during his career as a ph ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/bottleofbluesThe SLSO onstage at Powell Hall.This past season has been a banner one for the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Not only did music director David Robertson make his singing and kazoo-playing debut at Carnegie Hall and management negotiate a three-year labor agreement wi ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/giThe Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and the American Federation of Musicians, Local 2-197, announced an agreement on a new three-year labor contract yesterday -- avoiding the labor disputes and work stoppages that have plagued previous negotiations.The agreement was reached more t ... More >>
The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) got all interactive on patrons at its first-ever "Town Hall Meeting" Tuesday evening at Powell Hall. With HEC-TV broadcasting live, music director David Robertson and president Fred Bronstein breezed through an hour-long Power Point presentation of the quirk ... More >>