Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra


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Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra,

St. Louis, Mo. Founded in 1880, it is the country's second-oldest orchestra (the New York PhilharmonicNew York Philharmonic,
dating from 1842, the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States. The orchestra as it now exists is the result of the merger of the Philharmonic Society of New York with the National Symphony Orchestra (1921), the City Symphony (1923), and finally the
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 is the oldest). It performed in the Kiel Opera House until 1966, when it moved to Powell Symphony Hall. Established as the St. Louis Choral Society by the Dutch-born conductor Joseph Otten, the chorus was soon joined by an orchestra, and the group later merged with another orchestra. In 1893 the St. Louis Choral-Symphony Society was incorporated. Otten conducted until 1894. Chorus and orchestra were expanded under Alfred Ernst (1894–1907), and the ensemble received its present name during Max Zach's tenure (1907–21). Subsequent conductors have included Vladimir Golschmann (1931–58), Edouard van Remoortel (1958–62), Eleazar de Carvalho (1963–68), Walter Susskind (1968–75), Leonard SlatkinSlatkin, Leonard
, 1944–, American conductor, b. Los Angeles. Slatkin is known for his interpretations of 20th-century American music as well as of the standard classical repertory. Raised in a musical family, he studied violin, viola, piano, and composition.
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 (1979–96), and Hans Vonk (1996–2002). American David Robertson has been the orchestra's music director since 2005.
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The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1880, consistently ranks among the top five orchestras in the nation and is recognized internationally as an ensemble of the highest caliber.
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