St. Louis Symphony European tour

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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - The St. Louis Symphony is on a four-city European tour in September.

This is the symphony's first European tour since 1998. Previous tours to the continent came in 1978, 1985, 1991 and 1993.

The group is playing at London's Royal Albert Hall, the Musikfest Berlin, Lucerne Festival, and Salle Pleyel in Paris. The concerts will feature music inspired by the city of Vienna, composed by Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss, and Berg.

The St. Louis Symphony's European tour is being sponsored by Monsanto Company and several anonymous donors.

This is the orchestra's 133rd year and the eighth year led by Music Director David Robertson.

Founded in 1880, the St. Louis Symphony is the second-oldest orchestra in the United States.

Day one was spent in London, England where the symphony performed before a sold-out crowd at the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall.

Day two was spent in Berlin, Germany where the symphony performed during Muskifest Berlin at the Berliner Philharmonie.

Day three was spent in Lucerne, Switzerland, where the symphony performed at the Lucerne Festival at the KKL Concert Hall.

Day four was spent in Paris, France where the symphony performed at the Salle Pleyel.


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