Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The St. Louis Symphony Announces Additional Summer Concerts

From the music of Michael Jackson and the Carpenters to favorite scores of Hollywood films
and a Rat Pack night, there is something for everyone at Powell Hall this summer.
The St. Louis Symphony announced the addition of a wide array of entertaining summer concerts to its 2010-11 season. In addition to bringing back the popular summer series, Casual Classics, which features the Symphony performing some of the most popular masterpieces ever written for orchestra and, this year, for film, there are also some fun and unexpected concerts headlining in May and June perfect for everyone from Michael Jackson fans to those who want to go retro with the Rat Pack, or who want to relive the No. 1 sounds of the ’60s and ’70s with the music of the Carpenters and Neil Sedaka.


Live at Powell Hall | Neil Sedaka
with the St. Louis Symphony
Friday, May 13, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
$65 - $37
The history of rock n’ roll wouldn’t be complete without the invaluable contributions of Neil Sedaka. For more than 50 years, Sedaka has written, performed, produced, and inspired countless songs, including Calendar Girl, Breaking up Is Hard to Do and Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen. Sedaka will perform with the Symphony live for a very special night of timeless classics.

Live at Powell Hall | Max & Ruby
Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
$45 - $25
Nick Jr.’s animated-television sensations Max and Ruby will come to life on stage in this special production at Powell Hall. Don’t miss preschooler’s favorite pair of bunny siblings, Max and Ruby, as they embark on a musical bus ride to find the greatest present in the world. This fast-paced theatrical production will have the whole audience singing and hopping to original tunes. The St. Louis Symphony will not perform during this event.

Live at Powell Hall | Sing-along Sound of Music
Friday, June 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
$35 - $20
Experience The Sound of Music live and join in! This smash hit interactive screening of the classic Julie Andrews film is in glorious, full-screen Technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along. A spirited on-stage master-of-ceremonies will lead the crowd through exciting activities to enhance the experience of watching the film in Powell Hall’s beautiful auditorium. Ticket price includes a fun pack of novelties for interacting with the film. It’s a musical adventure for the whole family! The St. Louis Symphony will not perform during this event.  

Live at Powell Hall | Music of Michael Jackson
with the St. Louis Symphony
Conducted by Brent Havens
Vocals by James Delisco
Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
$65 - $30
For one night only, the Symphony will perform music spanning four decades of Michael Jackson’s career. Brent Havens will conduct the orchestra and guest band while vocalist James Delisco leads in singing Jackson’s electrifying and moving hits. “Music of Michael Jackson” journeys through each era of Jackson’s career from “ABC,” “I’ll Be There,” and “Got to Be There” to “Beat It,” “Thriller,” “The Way You Make Me Feel” and more.

Live at Powell Hall | Yesterday Once More: A Musical Tribute to the Carpenters
with the St. Louis Symphony
Music arranged Jim Brickman
Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
$65 - $30
Travel back to the ’70s with the St. Louis Symphony. Relive a time when the Carpenters were the best-selling group of the decade. Don’t miss this beautiful musical tribute to the Carpenters, which will feature some of the most famous ballads and classics from the Carpenters backed by the St. Louis Symphony including: “Ticket to Ride,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Top of the World,” and “Rainy Days and Mondays.”


For all Casual Classics concerts, a festive pre-concert celebration of delicious food and beverages will be held in the sun-lit foyer. In the spirit of the summer, guests are invited to dress casually and comfortably as they experience a night of classical favorites familiar and loved by all. Doors open one hour prior to each concert. Subscribe to all three concerts and receive 20% off.

Classical’s Greatest Hits
Conducted by Ward Stare
Friday, May 20, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
$45 - $25
Enjoy a night of the most popular works in the repertoire, including Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and selections from Bizet’s Carmen. Resident Conductor Ward Stare leads this sensational evening of some of the best classical music ever written.

Symphonic Hollywood
Conducted by Richard Kaufman
Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
$45 - $25
Guest conductor Richard Kaufman, known for his personal and professional devotion to conducting and supervising music for film and television, will lead the St. Louis Symphony in a wondrous evening of music and behind-the-scenes images from legendary motion pictures such as Out of Africa, Forrest Gump, E.T., Ben Hur, Spiderman, The Magnificent Seven, Spirit of St. Louis, and more. 
Vegas and the Rat Pack
Conducted by Matt Catingub 
Vocals by Matt Catingub and Anita Hall
Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
$45 - $25
Guest conductor and vocalist Matt Catingub leads a night of nostalgic melodies from the Rat Pack, including an Oceans 11 medley and all your favorites by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and more. “Vegas and the Rat Pack” will let you relive the swinging times and swinging music of the Rat Pack era.

Tickets for all the above concerts will be on sale on March 2, 2011 at the Powell Hall Box Office, online at www.stlsymphony.org, or by phone at 314.534.1700. The Powell Hall Box Office is located at 718 North Grand Boulevard in Grand Center.

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