St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
About the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Celebrated as one of the today’s most exciting and enduring orchestras, the SLSO is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest. Now in its 138th season, the orchestra is committed to artistic excellence, educational impact, and community connection – all in service to its mission of enriching people’s lives through the power of music.
In addition to its regular performances at Powell Hall, which marks its 50th anniversary as home of the SLSO this season, the orchestra is an integral part of the diverse and vibrant St. Louis community, presenting hundreds of free education programs and performances throughout the region each year. The Grammy Award–winning SLSO’s impact beyond St. Louis is realized through weekly Saturday concert broadcasts on St. Louis Public Radio, celebrated recordings, and regular touring activity.
American conductor David Robertson is the 12th music director in the orchestra’s history and has solidified the SLSO’s standing as one of the nation’s most vital and innovative ensembles. The current season honors the legacy of Robertson, whose remarkable 13-year tenure will conclude at the close of the season in May.
Today, the SLSO builds on the institution’s current momentum on all fronts, including artistic, financial, audience growth, and community impact, and looks toward the future with Stéphane Denève. Denève, who has been a frequent guest conductor with the orchestra since 2003, begins his tenure as Music Director with the 19/20 season, following next season as Music Director Designate.