The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is bringing live music to a community near you!
Through SLSO On the Go, the 141-year-old orchestra is hosting a series of free public concerts at outdoor spaces from downtown St. Louis to Jennings to Creve Coeur from May 28-June 26. The concerts include a Memorial Day weekend performance at Soldiers Memorial, a celebration of Juneteenth, a Symphony Shabbat concert at the Jewish Community Center, and a day of music at Forest Park.
Each concert features multiple small ensembles of orchestra musicians, along with performances by members of the SLSO’s IN UNISON Chorus and Youth Orchestra.
SLSO On the Go first took place in September and October 2020, when SLSO musicians performed as soloists and in small groups throughout the region at hospitals, senior living facilities, and even in people’s backyards. More than 50 On the Go concerts connected people to live music despite the COVID-19 pandemic putting a temporary pause on live events at Powell Hall. Hundreds of people heard music in their neighborhoods.
In spring 2021, SLSO On the Go hopes to reach even more people, with more public concerts in easy-to-reach locations. Concerts are weather dependent and are subject to change.
New this year, each concert will feature multiple SLSO ensemble, including brass quartets, wind quintets, and string quartets—delivering a variety show atmosphere to each concert.
For the most up to date information about SLSO On the Go, visit slso.org/onthego.
Spring 2021 SLSO On the Go Schedule:
Friday, May 28, 2021, Noon CDT - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Location: Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, 1315 Chestnut St., St. Louis MO 63103
This SLSO On the Go concert is an opportunity to gather through music and acknowledge those who have served on Memorial Day weekend. SLSO ensembles featured at this event include a trombone quartet, horn quartet, and woodwind quintet performing a variety of music, including patriotic music.
Saturday, June 12, 2021, 1:30pm CDT
Location: Northside Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 9001 Lucas and Hunt Rd., St. Louis MO 63136
This SLSO On the Go community concert features an SLSO brass quintet, string quartet, and woodwind quintet. Held at an SLSO IN UNISON partner church, members of the SLSO’s IN UNISON Chorus will also perform at this concert.
The SLSO’s IN UNISON Program connects the orchestra to the St. Louis community through a church partnership program, an academic support arm, and a pioneering chorus dedicated to the performance and preservation of music from African and African American cultures. IN UNISON is sponsored by Bayer Fund. This concert is presented by Ascension and Ascension Charity Classic, and by Bayer Fund.
Saturday, June 19, 2021, 1:00pm CDT
Location: Washington Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, 613 N. Garrison Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103
This SLSO On the Go community concert celebrates Juneteenth. Featured ensembles include an SLSO brass quintet, string quartet, and woodwind quintet performing pieces of remembrance and celebration. Members of the SLSO’s IN UNISON Chorus will also appear on this program.
Friday, June 25, 2021, 5:00pm CDT
Location: The Jewish Community Center (JCC) Pavilion, 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146
In this public Symphony Shabbat concert, an SLSO brass quintet, woodwind quintet, and string quartet will perform music by Jewish composers.
This concert is presented by the Silk Foundation and JCA Foundation.
Saturday, June 26, 2021, Times TBD
Location: Forest Park (various locations throughout the day)
These SLSO On the Go concerts present a day of music in Forest Park, with four small concerts taking place throughout the day at various locations. SLSO ensembles will be joined by ensembles from the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.
These concerts are presented by UMB Bank.