Beloved songs from more than a dozen stage productions will be given new life when the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and The Muny team up to present “A Celebration of Muny 100: Its Opening Act in Song and Symphony” on Sunday, October 7, 2018, at 3:00pm.
The concert highlights cherished classics from Annie Get Your Gun, Girl Crazy, Show Boat, and The Pirates of Penzance, as well as tunes from lesser-known musicals Eileen, The Desert Song, Of Thee I Sing, The Student Prince, Sweet Adeline, and more from The Muny’s first 25 years.
The St. Louis Symphony Chorus and featured soloists Justin Michael Austin, Daniel Berryman, Keith Boyer, Cree Carrico, Debby Lennon, Elizabeth Stanley, and Phil Touchette will perform favorites by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Victor Herbert, and others. Conductor Ben Whiteley will lead this special event at historic Powell Hall.
Collaborations between the two organizations date back to at least 1919, when the SLSO provided entertainment for patrons of The Muny during summer performances of Robin Hood, The Bohemian Girl, The Mikado, and more. The tradition of collaboration was revisited in 1994 when the SLSO performed on The Muny stage in a celebration concert titled “Gateway to the Gold,” a salute to the U.S. Olympic Festival. Numbers on that program included Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.
Tickets are on sale now for this unique concert partnership between two of St. Louis’ most storied and celebrated arts institutions. Tickets can be purchased by visiting slso.org or by calling the SLSO Box Office at 314-534-1700.
Via Press Release