Today, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, a recipient of operating support from the Arts and Education Council, announced that for the first time in its 141-year history, complete concerts will be made available online. Beginning today, a new concert will be released every two weeks online.

Each concert—captured between October 22 and November 20, 2020, at Powell Hall—includes an introduction by Music Director Stéphane Denève and SLSO musicians, plus program notes for the concert.

The first concert—a chamber orchestra performance of pieces by Richard Strauss, Takashi Yoshimatsu, and Antonín Dvořák, led by Denève—is available for free to the public at slso.org/tempo21. Additional digital concerts cost $15 each and can be purchased now for future viewing. Step-by-step instructions on how to purchase SLSO digital concerts can be found on the orchestra’s website.

Music Director Stéphane Denève shared, “We are so pleased to share these concerts beyond the walls of Powell Hall. 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. We look forward to welcoming audiences back to live concerts as soon as it’s safe to do so.”

These digital concerts are part of the SLSO’s expanding portfolio of online content that makes music accessible to all. Included in that portfolio is a robust online education program platform, connecting teachers and students directly with SLSO musicians through innovative digital events. Last month, the SLSO launched SoundLab, a series of four interactive videos and activities for teachers, students, and families to create music and engage in the science of sound. Since its launch, SoundLab has reached people across the country and on three continents.

Previously, the SLSO created several video series to keep the community connected through music, including Songs of America and Songs of the Holidays presented by Mercy. To date, these videos have reached more than 500,000 people. The SLSO also continues with concert broadcasts weekly on 90.7 KWMU St. Louis Public Radio and monthly on Nine PBS.

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is a recipient of operating support from the Arts and Education Council. The generosity of donors like you makes it possible for the Arts and Education Council to support organizations that make our community more vibrant. Keep art happening with a gift to the Arts and Education Council today. 

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