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Posted on 10.20.12
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  • Posted on 10.20.12

From the SLSO:

ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY RED VELVET BALL SWINGS! FOR FOURTH ANNUAL EVENT

ST. LOUIS— Red Velvet Ball Swings!, the St. Louis Symphony’s 4th Annual Gala, brings legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to Powell Hall to perform along with the St. Louis Symphony for the St. Louis premiere of Marsalis’ Swing Symphony. The one-night-only performance takes place this evening at 7pm at Powell Hall.

Marsalis’s Swing Symphony, incorporates both swing and jazz, and pays homage to America’s musical heritage. David and Thelma Steward are serving as this year’s Gala Chairs. World Wide Technology, Inc is the presenting sponsor. Media interested in covering the event should contact Erika Ebsworth-Goold at erikag@stlsymphony.org or 314-286-4433.

About the St. Louis Symphony

Founded in 1880, 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 133rd season, the St. Louis Symphony continues to strive for artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community connection. In addition to its regular concert performances at Powell Hall, the Symphony is an integral part of the St. Louis community, presenting more than 250 free education and community partnership programs each year. In June 2008, the Symphony launched Building Our Business, which takes a proactive, two-pronged approach: build audiences and re-invigorate the Symphony’s brand making the St. Louis Symphony and Powell Hall the place to be; and build the base for enhanced institutional commitment and donations. This is all part of a larger strategic plan adopted in May 2009 that includes new core ideology and a 10-year strategic vision focusing on artistic and institutional excellence, doubling the existing audience, and revenue growth across all key operating areas.