St. Louis Symphony adds five concerts to its digital series

Posted on: February 4, 2022

“The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is … bringing music to your living room with the release of five digital concerts,” writes Jen Roberts in Wednesday’s (2/2) St. Louis Magazine (MO). “SLSO launched seven digital concerts when the pandemic shuttered Powell Hall in spring 2021. The concerts were so well-received that they decided to make it a regular part of their online platform…. The concerts begin in the same way they do at Powell, with [Stéphane] Denève or SLSO musicians introducing the music…. Digital concerts extend classical music to people who might not be able to attend a concert in person, and they offer a close-up view of the performers. [Vice President of Communications Vicki] Boutwell recalls that, the first time she watched a concert on her TV … ‘I remember thinking, the musicians are in my house’ … The digital series launched in January with its first concert, Bach and Schubert. February’s concert was recorded in front of a live audience in November…. In March, Denève conducts guest violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider. April and May’s concerts feature works by Strauss, Schubert, Prokofiev, and Mozart.” Said Denève, “I really like this feeling that we are a group of friends listening to music together.”