World-class.

Exciting.

Illuminating.

These are some of the adjectives used to describe the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra by members of the media. Here are some recent pieces of press coverage by members of the media. 

In the News - 2019/2020 Season

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Sarah Bryan Miller previews the 2019/2020 season, introducing readers to new Music Director Stéphane Denève.

  • St. Louis Magazine: Jeannette Cooperman profiles new Music Director Stéphane Denève in this piece for St. Louis Magazine, a 5,000-word read about Stéphane's background and vision for the future.

  • Fox 2: In Stéphane Denève's first televised interview as Music Director, he explains his connection to St. Louis and to music of our time, as well as his passion in making music accessible to all.

  • St. Louis Public Radio: Stéphane Denève visits St. Louis Public Radio's St. Louis On the Air to discuss what listeners can expect from the 2019/2020 season.
     

  • HEC-TV: The SLSO partnership with the Mizzou New Music Initiative in which a SLSO chamber orchestra reads new works by student composers is featured in this six-minute feature, shot in Powell Hall.

  • KMOV: St. Louis Proud: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, second-oldest in the country, is passing music on to future generations - a video report that features the SLSO's commitment to nurturing the young talent of the region.

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Stéphane Denève offers a program of love with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, writes classical music critic Sarah Bryan Miller, who called Denève's interpretation of Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy a “triumph” and “the best I have heard."
     

  • KDHX: Review: Stunning debuts on page and stage at Powell Hall - Chuck Lavazzi wrote highly of a program led by Karina Canellakis and featuring violinist Ray Chen on Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5: “This was an interpretation that bubbled over with sheer delight in music making, and it was impossible not to smile in response.”
     

  • Gazelle Magazine: “It’s an inspired feeling that you have, it’s a calling,” said SLSO Resident Conductor Gemma New in an interview for Gazelle's monthly feature, The Melting Pot, that profiles women from countries around the world doing extraordinary things in the St. Louis region.
     

  • Lincoln (Neb.) Journal-Star: L. Kent Wolgamott, the performing arts critic of the Lincoln (Nebraska) Journal Star, named the SLSO performance of The Firebird in collaboration with the American Ballet Theater as his top performing arts experience for the entire year.
     

  • The Associated Press: St. Louis Symphony’s In Unison Chorus begins 25th year - A feature story picked up by two dozen outlets throughout the country on the milestone anniversary for the SLSO's second resident chorus that specializes in African and African-American music.

  • St. Louis Public Radio: On the occasion of the IN UNISON Chorus' 25th anniversary, a radio feature and online complementary article examines the role of this first-of-its-kind chorus in building bridges between the SLSO and the surrounding community.

*Note: Not all media coverage represented on this page.

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