St. Louis Symphony Announces 2015-2016 'Live at Powell Hall' Programming

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After closing off a season that included a Grammy win, the St. Louis Symphony has announced their “Live at Powell Hall” concert schedule for the 2015-2016 season and opened ticket sales for performances. The programs are designed with first-time audiences in mind, including newcomer-friendly adaptations on film scores and rock bands alongside more traditional programming.

David Robertson Photo by Dan Dreyfus Courtesy St. Louis Symphony Orchestra 2015 2016 schedule

David Robertson
Photo by Dan Dreyfus
Courtesy St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Among some of the unique offerings:

“The Legend of Zelda:  Symphony of the Goddesses”
Friday, Sept. 11-12 at 7pm | Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2pm
For anyone who grew up playing Zelda (or still plays), the concert will play some of the game’s most memorable themes and incorporate video projection to complete the experience. For serious gaming fun before the concert Sept. 12-13 from 9am-5pm, check out Webster University’s PixelPop festival to check out some indie designers and enter in tournaments.

Along these lines: “Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions,” May 14, 2016, at 7pm.

Back to the Future”
Oct. 30 at 7pm | Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at 2pm
Part of the symphony’s film series, musicians play the classic film’s score live while the movie screens for an ultra-immersive experience.

Along these lines: “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” April 8-9, 2016, at 7pm and April 10, 2016 at 2pm.

“Music of John Williams”
Dec. 11-12 at 7pm | Dec. 13 at 2pm

The sweeping, emotive work of one the most recognizable film composers in popular cinema is brought to life in this three-night performance series featuring selections from “Home Alone,” “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars.”

“A Gospel Christmas with Thomas Young”
Dec. 17 at 7:30pm
It’s a Grammy-filled Christmas celebration: Award-winning tenor Thomas Young joins the award-winning symphony and the IN UNISON Chorus, led by Kevin McBeth, for an evening of holiday gospel.

Along these lines: Macy’s Holiday Celebration, Dec. 18-20 at 2pm and Dec. 18-19 at 7:30pm.

A Night of Symphonic Rock
Feb. 13, 2016 at 7:30pm
Whether you go with your Valentine’s date or not, these takes on classic-rock legends are an STL Symphony (and audience) favorite. Kansas’ John Elefante takes the stage with the symphony to lend his voice to classics from Aerosmith, Led Zepplin, Foreigner, Journey and other greats.

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