St. Louis Symphony Returns to River Campus April 13


The St. Louis Symphony will be returning to Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus to perform at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall.

The program will feature Mozart’s “Chaconne” and “Pas seul” from the opera “Idomeneo,” and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 4 in A Major,” known as the “Italian.” The program will be led by recently appointed resident conductor and director of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New.

“When I heard that the Symphony’s new resident conductor, Gemma New, would be coming to Cape, I was thrilled,” said Bob Cerchio, assistant director of Southeast’s Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts. “Her brilliant conducting talent is recognized throughout the world. It will be exciting to see her lead these amazing musicians and hear them once again in the intimacy of the Bedell Hall.”

The program will also feature Edvarg Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1,” Bedřich

Smetana’s “Šárka,” and Jean Sibelius’ symphonic poem “Finlandia.”

Founded in 1880, the St. Louis Symphony is recognized internationally as an ensemble of the highest caliber, performing a broad musical repertoire with skill and spirit. The St. Louis Symphony continues to build upon its reputation for musical excellence.


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., by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at