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. Former 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. Recent seasons have been organized by Peter Henderson, Gemma New, and Tim Munro.
About the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Celebrated as one of today’s most exciting and enduring orchestras, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is the second-oldest orchestra in the country, marking its 140th year with the 2019/2020 season and its first with Music Director Stéphane Denève. Widely considered one of the world’s finest orchestras, the SLSO maintains its commitment to artistic excellence, educational impact, and community connections—all in service to its mission of enriching lives through the power of music.
In addition to its regular concert performances at Powell Hall, which has been the permanent home of the SLSO for more than 50 years, the Grammy Award-winning orchestra is an integral part of the diverse and vibrant St. Louis community, presenting dozens of free education and community programs and performances throughout the region each year. It has an ongoing commitment to championing music of our time through commissions, a collaboration with the Mizzou New Music Initiative, and its popular St. Louis Symphony Live at the Pulitzer. The SLSO also serves as the resident orchestra for Opera Theatre Saint Louis, with the upcoming season marking the 43rd year of this unique partnership. Building on the institution’s current momentum on all fronts, including artistic, financial, audience growth, and community impact, SLSO looks toward the future with Stéphane Denève. For more information, visit slso.org.