Saint Louis Symphony and St. Louis Public Radio Announce New Partnership

The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU announced a new partnership today that includes live broadcasts of all Saturday night Wells Fargo Advisors Orchestral Series concerts beginning in the 2010-2011 season. The concerts will be broadcast live on St. Louis Public Radio’s main channel, 90.7 KWMU and will be streamed live at www.stlpublicradio.org.

The first live broadcast from Powell Hall will be Saturday, September 18 at 8:00 p.m. The program features violinist Joshua Bell performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and also includes Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé Symphonic Suite & Kalinnikov’s Symphony No.1. SLSO Music Director David Robertson conducts this concert.

“We are thrilled to have developed a partnership with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and look forward to working with the m on the broadcast of the Saturday evening concert series,” said Tim Eby, General Manager. “St. Louis Public Radio is honored to play a part in bringing the se treasured concerts to the St. Louis community for many years to come.”

“One of our clearly stated strategic objectives at the SLSO is to reach a majority of area households and make the orchestra ‘top of mind.’ This is now a great opportunity to fur the r this big goal through live broadcasts of SLSO Saturday night concerts on St. Louis Public Radio. We think this will be a great partnership,” said Fred Bronstein , President and Executive Director of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

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