If Circus Flora co-founder Ivor David Balding were here to see the 28th anniversary edition of his beloved event, he'd be well within his rights to shout, "Checkmate!" With "The Pawn," Circus Flora's story revolving around a theatrical chess match between two teams of anthropomorphic pieces, this ... More >>
St. Louis will continue to be graced by the presence of world-class music director David Robertson through the St. Louis Symphony's 2017-2018 season, according to a press release sent out by the organization today. The revered conductor began his run with the SLSO in 2005.
Pre-holiday parties are in full swing this weekend, so strap on some bells and show 'em some hell. On the flip side, Friday the 13th shows spook things up a bit. So whether you decide to check out Rough Shop playing its tenth annual holiday gig or get weird with Freezerburn zine and Barely Free as t ... More >>
"Oh my God! Did you see the Architects at the Demo this weekend? I can't believe how great they sounded! Favorite show of the month, hands down!" -- some concertgoer. We hear stuff like this a lot, for every type of music and in every club or concert hall. And naturally, on-stage talent plays a maj ... More >>
We admit it. Winter in St. Louis can be pretty damn dreary. Weeks can go by without a ray of sunlight penetrating the grey sky. And then there's the cold -- a humid frigidity that drills right to the bones. It's enough to bring on a deep depression if you cannot open your eyes to all the great thi ... More >>
Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Powell Hall March 23 and March 24, 2012 The most interesting aspect of a Final Fantasy concert could be the audience. The orchestra was often met with thunderous applause and screaming between pieces or at the start of familiar and popular songs -- more like ... 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 >>
Decemberists. Photo by Jason StoffThe Decemberists/Justin Townes Earle The Pageant April 27, 2011 Last night Colin Meloy of the Decemberists upended his reputation as a proggy prig with a (mostly) straightforward set of hyper-literate country-rock. Like the band's most recent album The King ... More >>
image viaDavid Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony will be back for another season.It's still only about halfway through the current orchestral season, but the St. Louis Symphony believes in planning ahead. And so, late last week, the orchestra announced its offerings for the 2011-12 season, ... More >>
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 >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the St. Louis theater scene
As if the SLSO wasn't busy enough having a critically lauded Youth Orchestra, now comes word that the orchestra is pairing up with an ABBA tribute band named Arrival for a special concert on September 11. According to the event's information page, "Arrival recreates the ABBA experience, from every n ... More >>
Christian LantryOzomatliWhatever disappointment St. Louis Ozomatli fans felt when the group's concert with the St. Louis Symphony became a regular show was erased by last night's dynamic performance. Yes, it would have been interesting and potentially thrilling to see the Los Angeles latin/fu ... More >>
Last night's installment of the Urban Alchemy Concert Series at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts had a unifying theme: minimalism. This emerged in the selections by John Cage and Steve Reich; the installment of deconstructed art by Gordon Matta-Clark; composer/vocalist Meredith Monk's deliberate ... 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 >>
Powell Hall *The Beach Boys, Wednesday, May 13 Billiken Club *Beach House, Friday, April 3 *So Many Dynamos Album Release Show, Saturday, April 18Fox Theatre *Robin Thicke/Jennifer Hudson (picture below), Thursday, April 23D. BanksOff Broadway *Little Brazil, Wednesday, March 25 *Vermillion Lies, Tu ... 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 >>
Dennis talks theater with a symphony conductor — and a theatrical one, at that.
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene.
SLU won't say what it has in store for the Locust Business District.
Week of June 14, 2007
The Saint Louis Symphony is ready to hit the high-tech notes.
David Sedaris' publicist asks Unreal to bend the space-time continuum. Plus: the blog of a former Cards hurler, and an obituary for Jim Igoe, the Delmar Poet.
Her kitchen welcomes you!
Is younger than Clark Terry's flugelhorn
Givin' mad hops to Lift for Life
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
Despite financial jeopardy, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra puts on a game face for the start of its 122nd season
Japan's celebrated Kodo drummers thunder into St. Louis
Klezmer band Yidn holds court each week at Brandt's
No. 70 Grand
The Wu-Tang Clan finds strength in numbers
Composer John Adams airs his "Naive and Sentimental Music" at Powell Hall