The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Stéphane Denève introduce a new concert experience for the 2019/2020 season – SLSO Crafted concerts.

Inspired by Denève’s desire to welcome the entire St. Louis community to join the SLSO family, these hour-long concert events offer audiences a new way to engage with the SLSO, and feature a casual communal gathering of artists and audiences for music and dialogue. At these concerts, the SLSO presents one hour of music without intermission at Powell Hall in a casual atmosphere, pairing a piece of music from today with a mainstay of the orchestral repertoire.  The events will be an immersive experience, with food and drinks, open seating, and a casual atmosphere with concerts starting at 6:30pm. Both concerts will be led byDenève and he will serve as emcee/host for the evening, sharing insights about the music. In the inaugural season of this series, the SLSO presents two happy hour Crafted concerts: November 15, 2019, and May 8, 2020. Denève, who strives to bring new music to audiences, has paired a newer work with an orchestral mainstay for these hourlong concerts. The November 15, 2019, concert present the world premiere of Venit Illuminatio by Aaron Jay Kernis along with Brahms‘ Symphony No. 4. The May 8, 2020, sees the St. Louis premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s Music of Air and Firealongside Stravinsky’s landmarkThe Rite of Spring.

Stéphane Denève, SLSO Music Director, said, “I invite everyone in the community to come as you are and experience this beautiful music at SLSO Crafted concerts. Music is a complete experience and I love talking to the audience about the music and why we put these pieces together. I look forward to sharing this special evening with St. Louis.” The November 15, 2019, concert features the world premiere of Venit Illuminatio by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. This happy hour concert, beginning at 6:30pm, features craft beer tastings with 4 Hands Brewery and small bites by Yolklore, Mango, and others. Doors open at 5:00pm for this casual concert. The May 8, 2020, concert includes Pierre Jalbert’s Music of Air and Fire and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Tickets for this concert go on sale in November. Additional details about these new experiences, including ticket information, will be available at slso.org

Tickets for both are on sale now for $30 and include food and drink tastings. Tickets may be purchased at slso.org or by calling the Box Office at 314-534-1700.

Via Press Release

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