St. Louis Symphony to mark 50 years in Powell Hall with tours, library exhibit, free events

Posted on: November 10, 2017

“The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s 50th anniversary at historic Powell Hall is being celebrated this season,” reads an unsigned Thursday (11/9) article in the Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Ill.). “The public is invited to be part of several activities…. A free open house [Jan. 20] will begin with an historic overview of the St. Louis Theatre, Powell Hall and the Grand Center Arts District by Missouri History Museum St. Louis historian Andrew Wanko. [There will be an] SLSO Instrument Playground and … tours of Powell Hall [as well as] an open rehearsal of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra led by YO Music Director Gemma New…. The SLSO has teamed up with St. Louis Public Library to create [a] free exhibit … beginning in January…. The SLSO and St. Louis Public Library invite the public to participate by lending memorabilia from the building’s days as the St. Louis Theatre or after the SLSO moved in to be used in displays at the Library. From Monday, November 6, 2017 through Friday, November 17, 2017, items may be delivered … to the Library’s Administration Office.… The public is invited to attend a free SLSO chamber music performance at Central Library on March 6, 2018.”

Posted November 10, 2017