River Campus Welcomes Back Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Jan. 26, 2009 – The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra will return to the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall in the Cultural Arts Center.

The concert will include famous works by Hector Berlioz, Richard Strauss and Johannes Brahms. Conducting the orchestra will be Ward Stare, resident conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Ward Stare

Stare assumed the post of resident conductor as well as music director of the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra in September 2008. Stare previously served as the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s League of American Orchestras conducting fellow.

Stare is the recipient of both the Robert J. Harth Conductor Prize and the Aspen Conducting Prize at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1880, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra is recognized internationally as an ensemble of the highest caliber, performing a broad musical repertoire with skill and spirit. Appearances by the Symphony at New York’s Carnegie Hall continue to garner critical acclaim. Recordings by the Symphony have been honored with six Grammy Awards and 56 Grammy nominations.

Tickets

Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651-2265. Tickets also may be purchased at all MetroTix outlets, online at MetroTix.com keyword, “SLSO” or by calling toll-free (800) 293-5949.