PICS: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra take concerts to patrons’ homes, businesses, parks

By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra can’t give concerts in Powell Symphony Hall due to coronavirus restrictions, so musicians are taking performances straight to patrons — even to their homes.

The symphony recently began its “On the Go” series that involves outdoor chamber music performances for crowds of 50 or less, as well as one-on-one performances in which symphony musicians visit and perform for individuals or families at their homes.

“There is no replacement for the joy of making and sharing music in person with audiences, and we are thrilled to once again bring live music, safely, to our community,” Stephane Deneve, music director for the symphony, said in a news release.