New SLSO Digital Concerts Are Here!

By Eric Dundon


Starting January 26, 2022, audiences can enjoy new St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concerts wherever they are with a new slate of digital concerts.


Begun in 2021, digital concerts showcase SLSO musicians up close in performances of full orchestral and chamber music concerts. To date, digital concerts have reached more than 10,000 households across the country.


“Through these concerts accessible anywhere, we hope to build musical bridges with people in St. Louis and across the world,” said Music Director Stéphane Denève. “Nothing brings us more joy than connecting with people through music. We hope you enjoy watching these performances as much as we loved creating them for you.”


SLSO violinist Celeste Golden Boyer and Alison Harney, violist Andrew François, and cellists Elizabeth Chung and Yin Xiong perform Franz Schubert’s String Quintet. The performance is the first SLSO Digital Concert released in 2022, available January 26, 2022, through August 31, 2022, on slso.org.

The spring 2022 offerings include five high-definition full orchestral and chamber music concerts filmed at Powell Hall over the past year, available for streaming through the orchestra’s website. Concerts can be viewed on personal computers, smartphones, and tablets, as well as on smart TVs via Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay.


A new concert will be released each month January through May. All concerts are available for unlimited streaming upon release through August 31, 2022. Each concert—captured at Powell Hall using the SLSO’s high-definition camera system—includes an introduction by Music Director Stéphane Denève and SLSO musicians.


Digital concerts include:


January: A chamber music concert that includes J.S. Bach’s Tempo di Bourrée from Violin Partita No. 1, transcribed for marimba, and Franz Schubert’s String Quintet.


February: Guest conductor Gemma New leads the orchestra in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, as well as Edward Elgar’s Sea Pictures with mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, and the first SLSO performances of Jake Heggie’s The Work at Hand featuring Cooke and SLSO cellist Elizabeth Chung in a concert that honors the legacy of Sarah Bryan Miller, the late classical music critic of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


March: Music Director Stéphane Denève leads the orchestra in its first performances of James Lee III’s Emotive Transformations, along with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, and Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider.


April: A chamber music concert that features Franz Hasenöhrl’s arrangement of Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel, einmal anders! and Franz Schubert’s Piano Quintet, “Trout.”


May: A chamber music concert that includes Sergei Prokofiev’s Quintet in G minor and W.A. Mozart’s String Quintet, K. 516.


New this spring, the SLSO introduces a Digital Passport program for patrons to access the entire spring 2022 concert lineup for $45. Single tickets for digital concerts are $18. Patrons can purchase the Digital Passport at slso.org/digitalconcerts.


Access to individual digital concerts is available at the SLSO’s website. Patrons with funds on account can use those for these programs. Patrons can also create their own digital concert package for additional savings. Step-by-step instructions on how to purchase and access individual digital concerts can be found on the orchestra’s website.


The spring 2022 offerings follow the successful launch of a digital concerts with a seven-concert slate in spring 2021, followed by a five-concert offering in summer 2021. The SLSO’s digital concert series complements the SLSO’s live concert season, which continues through June 2022. Additional SLSO digital concerts will be announced at a later date.


Digital Concerts are made possible in part by a generous grant from the Berges Family Foundation.


Digital concerts calendar

The SLSO releases its first digital concert of 2022 on January 26, with a new concert offering every month through May. Digital concerts are subject to change. The concerts are:


Release date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

This concert was recorded at Powell Hall on March 19-21, 2021.

This concert is available through August 31, 2022. Single tickets are $18.


J.S. BACH Tempo di Bourrée from Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor

Alan Stewart, percussion


Franz SCHUBERT String Quintet

Celeste Golden Boyer, violin

Alison Harney, violin

Andrew François, viola

Yin Xiong, cello

Elizabeth Chung, cello

 

Concert available in February 2022

This concert was recorded in front of a live audience at Powell Hall on November 27-28, 2021.

This concert is available through August 31, 2022. Single tickets are $18.


Gemma New, conductor

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Elizabeth Chung, cello


Edward ELGAR Sea Pictures

Jake HEGGIE The Work at Hand (First SLSO performances)

Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade


This concert was performed in memory of Sarah Bryan Miller, the late St. Louis Post-Dispatch classical music critic.

 

Concert available in March 2022

This concert was recorded in front of a live audience at Powell Hall on November 6-7, 2021.

This concert is available through August 31, 2022. Single tickets are $18.


Stéphane Denève, conductor

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, violin

James LEE III Emotive Transformations (First SLSO performances)

Jean SIBELIUS Violin Concerto

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

 

Concert available in April 2022

This concert was recorded at Powell Hall on March 12, 14, 19, and 20, 2021.

This concert is available through August 31, 2022. Single tickets are $18.


Richard STRAUSS (arr. Franz Hasenöhrl) Till Eulenspiegel, einmal anders!

Ryan Toher, clarinet

Andrew Cuneo, bassoon

Victoria Knudtson, horn

Kristin Ahlstrom, violin

Sarah Hogan Kaiser, double bass


Franz SCHUBERT Piano Quintet, “Trout”

Kristin Ahlstrom, violin

Beth Guterman Chu, viola

Daniel Lee, cello

Aleck Belcher, double bass

Peter Henderson, piano

 

Concert available in May 2022

This concert was recorded at Powell Hall on February 26 and 28, and March 12 and 14, 2021.

This concert is available through August 31, 2022. Single tickets are $18.


Sergei PROKOFIEV Quintet in G minor

Cally Banham, oboe

Scott Andrews, clarinet

Celeste Golden Boyer, violin

Shannon Williams, viola

Erik Harris, double bass


W.A. MOZART String Quintet, K. 516

Alison Harney, violin

Eva Kozma, violin

Beth Guterman Chu, viola

Jonathan Chu, viola

Alvin McCall, cello

 

Eric Dundon is the SLSO’s Public Relation Manager.