ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) announced a special, one afternoon only preview concert from its upcoming 2019/2020 season on Tuesday.
This season will mark SLSO’s 140th year in the region.
The preview concert, led by Gemma New, SLSO resident conductor, will be held on Sunday, June 2nd, beginning at 3:00 pm at Powell Hall (718 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, Mo.). Tickets for the concert are $10 per person.
The concert will also be welcoming Stéphane Denève, who will be serving as SLSO 13th music director.
Denève will lead SLSO for 12 weeks throughout the season, including 11 classical subscription programs, a Live at Powell Hall program, and the SLSO’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration concert. He has served as a regular guest conductor for SLSO since 2003 and was appointed as the next music director in June 2017.
During the preview concert on June 2nd, the orchestra will perform selections which will represent key themes Denève and SLSO will highlight throughout the season. Selections include the Franco-American arch, bridging French and American cultures; “composers of our time” including John Williams and John Adams; new concert experiences like a symphonic play about Maurice Ravel’s life and the music of dance and movement.
After the hour-long performance, SLSO musicians will be in the Wightman Grand foyer and Met Bar to visit with guests, answer questions, and share their recommendations on concerts in the upcoming season.
Tickets for the 2019/2020 preview concert are on sale now and can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 314-534-1700.
Single tickets for the 2019/2020 season, including Live at Powell Hall concerts, go on sale in July.