Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
0 Shouts - 89,590 Scrobbles
The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) is a major United States symphony orchestra based in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1880, it is the second-oldest U.S. symphony, after the New York Philharmonic. Based in Powell Symphony Hall, it performs an annual Carnegie Hall concert and makes regular overseas tours. It records on its own label, Arch Media, and has received six Grammy Awards and fifty-six nominations. The symphony has an extensive educational program; its members give some 350 free performances a year in schools and other educational settings.Read More...
The symphony has a partnership with 25 local African-American churches called IN UNISON, whose choir, drawn from church members, performs with the symphony as well as on its own programs. Also associated with the symphony are the Saint Louis Symphony Chorus and the Saint Louis Youth Symphony.
In January 2005, the orchestra's musicians went on strike over what they called an unjust contract. Two months later, the musicians and President Randy Adams agreed to a new contract that provided better wages and health care benefits.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- The Planets, Suite For Large Orchestra, Op. 32: II. Venus - The Bringer Of Peace - 8,619 plays
- Rhapsody in Blue - 15,245 plays
- Also Sprach Zarathustra - Tone Poem for Large Orchestra, Op. 30: Introduction - 5,962 plays
- The Planets, Op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic - 4,280 plays
- The Planets, Op. 32: Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age - 3,293 plays
- The Planets, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War - 3,377 plays
- The Planets, Op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace - 2,914 plays
- The Valkyrie: Ride of the Valkyries - 3,823 plays
- The Planets, Op. 32: Mars, the Bringer of War - 2,774 plays
- The Planets, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity - 2,793 plays