Widely considered to be one of the world’s finest orchestras, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) enriches people’s lives through the power of music. Founded in 1880, SLSO is the second-oldest orchestra in the country, and it recently celebrated its fiftieth year at the stunning Powell Symphony Hall, located in the Grand Center Arts District of St. Louis. For a special concert series, St. Louis Symphony Live at the Pulitzer, SLSO brings its artistic excellence into the museum’s galleries, presenting contemporary chamber music inspired by the art on view. Developed in collaboration with David Robertson—SLSO’s visionary Music Director for the last thirteen seasons—the concerts in this series comprise music that takes particular advantage of the acoustic qualities of our Tadao Ando-designed building. The result is a wide variety of musical expression from composers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
Visitors can see the St. Louis Symphony Live at the Pulitzer in back-to-back concerts. On January 30th and 31st, the performances will feature a selection of works by influential composers George Crumb, Tōru Takemitsu, and Kaija Saariaho.
The 2017–2018 season of St. Louis Symphony Live at the Pulitzer is led by co-artistic directors Peter Henderson, pianist and faculty member at Maryville University, and Gemma New, Resident Conductor at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Director of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. To purchase tickets, click here.