Summer at the St. Louis Symphony features Singin’ in the Rain, Jane Lynch, Music of Queen, Soul of Cash, Sinatra, and more!
The St. Louis Symphony is set to captivate audiences with a stellar line-up of summer concerts this May and June. Tens of thousands of people will fill Powell Hall for the six-week string of extraordinary events. The summer concerts at the St. Louis Symphony are presented by Wells Fargo Advisors.
Singin’ in the Rain:
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 3:00pm
The orchestra will breathe new life into the movie musical while audiences enjoy the award-winning on-screen performance of the late Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds. “Singin’ in the Rain” is sponsored by Missouri American Water.
Friday, May 19, 2017, 7:30pm
Gemma New, conductor
The St. Louis Symphony will take audience members on an out-of-this-world musical adventure that features blockbuster themes from films like “Batman,” “Superman,” and “Star Wars.” Arrive early to meet and get your photo with some of your favorite superheroes, Darth Vader, Superman, Spiderman and more!
The Soul of Cash: A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash
Sunday May 21, 2017, 3:00pm
Gemma New, conductor
Brian Owens, vocals & guitar
Deacons of Soul: Dylan McDonald, Rissi Palmer, Austin Grim Smith
The Vaughns, guest artists
The celebrated orchestra and dynamic Brian Owens will deliver a soulful performance inspired by the music of the “Man In Black.”
Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 7:30pm
Brent Havens, Conductor
Dan Domenech, vocals
Josephine Rose Roberts, vocals
Joel Hoekstra, guitar
Tommy Kessler, guitar
Richard Maheux, keys
Winston Roye, bass
Jon Weber, drums
The party will reach a new level when the orchestra teams with Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band to perform some of the biggest rock hits of the 1980s, including songs by Bon Jovi, Foreigner, Journey, and Poison!
Jane Lynch sings The Great American Songbook*
*Plus one Guatemalan love song
Friday, June, 9, 2017, 7:30pm
Three-time Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress Jane Lynch—yes, that Jane Lynch—from Glee, Best in Show, Hollywood Game Night and more, will join the St. Louis Symphony for an extraordinary musical experience and large dose of comedy.
Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Ladies of Swing
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 3:00pm
Dee Daniels, vocals
The St. Louis Symphony and captivating vocalist Dee Daniels will honor Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday with a heart-pulsing afternoon of jazz music at Powell Hall.
Music of Queen
Friday, June 16, 2017, 7:30pm
Brent Havens, conductor
Brody Dolyniuk, vocals and guitar
The orchestra and a full rock band will perform the legendary music of Queen, including iconic songs like “Somebody to Love,” “We will Rock You,” “Stone Cold Crazy,” and more.
Sinatra: 100 Years and Beyond
Sunday, June 18, 2017, 3:00pm
Steve Lippia, vocals
The orchestra and singing sensation Steve Lippia will celebrate the music of Frank Sinatra with performances of classics like “Seeing You,” “I’ll Never Smile Again,” “One for My Baby,” and more.
Just Imagine: The John Lennon Experience
Friday, June 23, 2017, 7:30pm
Tim Piper, vocals
For the summer concerts finale, exceptional vocalist Tim Piper will celebrate the life and music of John Lennon.Audience members will enjoy classics like “Come Together,” Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Revolution,” and more! V
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About the St. Louis Symphony
Founded in 1880 and now in its 137th season, the St. Louis Symphony is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest. Under the leadership of Music Director David Robertson, currently in his 12th season, the St. Louis Symphony strives for artistic excellence, educational impact and community connection while meeting its mission statement: enriching people’s lives through the power of music. The Symphony presents a full season of classical programs and Live at Powell Hall concerts and hundreds of free education and community programs each year. Media partners include St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 –KWMU, which broadcasts the Symphony’s Saturday night subscription concerts live + The Nine Network, which regularly features St. Louis Symphony performances on its Night at the Symphony program. In addition, the St. Louis Symphony is known for its Grammy Award-winning recordings, Carnegie Hall appearances, national and international tours, innovative programming and extensive community engagement initiatives.www.stlsymphony.org