St. Louis Symphony to return to Powell Hall for in-person concerts, beginning March 26

Posted on: March 11, 2021

“In what’s sure to be music to audiences’ ears, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announced it will resume live, socially distanced concerts at Powell Hall for the spring season, March 26-May 15,” writes Jeff Cavallin in Wednesday’s (3/10) KSDK TV (St. Louis, MO). “Capacity will be limited to 300 people at live concerts. Each show will be about an hour and without intermission. The spring 2021 live events will [be] led by Music Director Stéphane Denève, conductor laureate Leonard Slatkin and SLSO assistant conductor Stephanie Childress…. In January, the SLSO had to suspend programming that had been previously announced for the spring 2021 season, based on guidance from health officials…. The SLSO also plans to make selections from the performances accessible via on-demand streaming later this year…. Five SLSO musicians will be featured soloists during the season: associate principal second violinist Kristin Ahlstrom, second associate concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer, assistant concertmaster Erin Schreiber, violinist Xiaoxiao Qiang and violist Shannon Farrell Williams. Advised by infectious disease experts at the Washington University School of Medicine, the SLSO will maintain an operating plan approved by the city…. Protocols may change throughout the spring as pandemic conditions evolve.”