Founded in 1880, the St. Louis Symphony is recognized internationally as an ensemble of the highest caliber and performs a broad musical repertoire with skill and spirit. The St. Louis Symphony continues to build upon its reputation for musical excellence.
The St. Louis Symphony is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and is widely considered one of the world's finest. In September 2005, internationally acclaimed conductor David Robertson became the 12th music director and second American-born conductor in the orchestra's history.
In its 136th season, the St. Louis Symphony continues to strive for artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility, and community connection. The St. Louis Symphony is one of only a handful of major American orchestras invited to perform regularly at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. Recordings by the symphony have been honored with six GRAMMY Awards and 56 GRAMMY nominations over the years.
The St. Louis Symphony plays in Powell Hall which is located at 718 North Grand Boulevard in the Grand Center mid-town arts district.