Through a collaboration which began in 2002, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents contemporary chamber music inspired by the art on view and performed live in the galleries at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. The music selected for this extraordinary concert series takes advantage of the acoustic qualities of the Pulitzer’s Tadao Ando-designed building, one of the most celebrated examples of contemporary museum architecture in the country. St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson led the program until 2016, developing a concert series which presented wide variety of musical expression from composers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The collaboration continues with the 2017-2018 season of St. Louis Symphony Live at the Pulitzer led by co-artistic directors Peter Henderson, pianist and faculty at Maryville University, and Gemma New, Resident Conductor at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Director of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.
About the Symphony
Founded in 1880 and now in its 138th season, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest. Under the leadership of Music Director David Robertson, currently in his 13th season, the SLSO strives for artistic excellence, educational impact and community connection while meeting its mission statement: enriching people’s lives through the power of music. The SLSO presents a full season of classical programs and Live at Powell Hall concerts and hundreds of free education and community programs each year. Media partners include St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7–KWMU, which broadcasts the SLSO’s Saturday night subscription concerts live + The Nine Network, which regularly features SLSO performances on its Night at the Symphony program. In addition, the SLSO is known for its Grammy Award-winning recordings, Carnegie Hall appearances, national and international tours, innovative programming and extensive community engagement initiatives.