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“It sounds better than ever!”

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Ranked #48 of 254 things to do in Saint Louis
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St. Louis, Mo
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91 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“It sounds better than ever!”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

We returned last week to an incredibly beautiful program at the Saint Louis Symphony. Beethoven's Emperor Concerto masterfully played by Louis Lorte. And Bartok's Concerto for orchestra blew everyone away.

Visited January 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

A beautiful facilty and reasonable priced entertainment. I highly recommend visting the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Some shows are free.

Visited November 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Fantasia”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I just took my family to the symphony for the Fantasia program. It was fantastic! They had a large screen which projected parts of the Disney's original and Fantasia 2000 movies. Very nice evening.

Visited November 2013
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St. Louis, Mo
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“St. Louis Symphony”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We are so lucky to have one of the best symphonys in the country…and a fabulous conductor who is very innovative and involved with community events.

Visited September 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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124 reviews
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“A world class orchestra and a local treasure”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

I've been covering the SLSO for some years now as the senior performing arts critic for a local radio station (viz. http://kdhx.org/play/chuck-lavazzi) and have rare seen a concert here that wasn't impressive. Maestro David Robertson has a good feel for what makes a balanced program and he clearly has an excellent relationship with the orchestra. Internationally known guest conductors and soloists perform here on a regular basis and the orchestra's special "one off" programs (including partnerships with Circus Flora and various movie events) always seem to pull large crowds. Fred Bronstein and the SLSO board have been very smart about building audiences and relationships with the community as a whole, which is likely a major reason why this orchestra has not faced some of the problems that have plagued more well known ensembles here in the USA. Powell Hall's acoustics are not alwayts ideal, especially for soloists, but neither are they an impediment to enjoying the fine music produced by this great orchestra. The bars in the lobby and on the mezzanine offer a nice selection of wine, cocktails, and snacks.

Visited October 2013
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