Kenneth Woods, artistic director and principal conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra in Worcester, England, recently penned a piece for his popular A View From the Podium blog on the subject of the protests that took place during Saturday's performance by the St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall. ... More >>
In this week's print edition, renowned pianist and songwriter Ben Folds makes the case that going on a date at the symphony is akin to foreplay -- that the atmosphere is a perfect prelude to a little bump and grind. We could say that about many musical endeavors. After all, music and sex have been i ... More >>
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 >>
Courtesy of the artistBen Folds with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Powell Hall November 6, 2012 As he sat behind Powell Symphony Hall's grand piano and sang the phrase "Kiss my ass goodbye," the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra echoed his melody with trumpets and Ben Folds smiled the smile of ... More >>
Courtesy of the artist.This Sunday, Ben Folds performs a sold-out show at Powell Hall alongside the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. We talked to the versatile, potty-mouthed and misunderstood performer during a rare moment of rest between rehearsing for one of his many orchestral concerts and j ... More >>
The May 14 Ozomatli show originally scheduled to be with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has been moved to Blueberry Hill's Duck Room. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is no longer playing with the band. The show will start at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15. According to a press release from SLSO, peop ... 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 >>
The SLSO announced this afternoon that it will be donating a percentage of its ticket proceeds from the next two weekends to the American Red Cross. From a press release: The SLSO will donate to the American Red Cross five percent of single ticket revenues from orchestral series concerts ove ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/alexfilesThe news came from England yesterday that orchestra conductor Sir Edward Downes, 85, and his wife Joan, 74, committed suicide together last week in Switzerland with the aid of a right-to-die organization called Dignitas.Lady Downes was terminally ill and in the last stages ... More >>
It's a good time to be David Robertson right now.Not only has the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra music director been nationally-lauded for his superior singing and kazoo-playing, he has his musicians for another four years, thanks to a remarkably-peaceful labor agreement earlier this week.And now Ro ... More >>
Feel the Luck
Old, new, borrowed and true
The SLSO is off and running
It's time for the Gypsy Caravan
The Saint Louis Symphony is ready to hit the high-tech notes.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, February 14 and 15. Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (3716 Washington Boulevard).
The arrival of a brilliant conductor was drowned out by labor discord. Now the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra begins a new season -- with some strings attached.
Her kitchen welcomes you!
Week of November 10, 2004
Well, it's the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra's birthday, too!
The maestro's tumultuous tenure with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra comes to a close
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra passes its first financial hurdle
The Eroica Trio bring their lovely harmonies and visages to St. Louis
If the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra does not raise $29 million by the end of this year, it's bankrupt
Despite financial jeopardy, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra puts on a game face for the start of its 122nd season
Composer Philip Glass and timpanist Jonathan Haas move the kettledrums to the front of the Powell Hall stage
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra goes off the air
A great orchestra at great risk, the SLSO seeks major donors to close the endowment gap between their $28 million and the $100 million of their competitors
Composer John Adams airs his "Naive and Sentimental Music" at Powell Hall
Risk-taking composer John Adams conducts the St. Louis Symphony