Celebrate 50 Years

The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra found a home at Powell Hall 50 years ago and to celebrate this momentous milestone a whole day will be devoted to cheering on another 50 years. On Saturday January 20 head down to Powell Hall for a host of activities that will keep the whole family entertained.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Lecture in Partnership with the Missouri History Museum

Join Historian Andrew Wanko for a trip down memory lane starting with the Saint Louis Theatre in the 1920’s to the transition to Powell Hall in 1968. Admission FREE

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Instrument Petting Zoo & Tours

Have you ever been curious about an instrument and wanted to learn how to play it? Visit the Instrument Petting Zoo in the foyer for a fun hands-on experience. Tours of Powell Hall are also offered to explore areas of the building that normally remain out of sight. Admission FREE

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Youth Orchestra Open Rehearsal

Get a behind-the-scenes look of rehearsals with the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra led by Gemma New and hear for yourself the incredible acoustics of Powell Hall.  Admission FREE

7:00 p.m. The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music was the last motion picture shown at the Saint Louis Theatre before it became Powell Hall. Help close the celebrations with this sing-a-long classic film. Admission $5