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LIVE AT POWELL HALL CONTINUES WITH BYRON STRIPLING
Acclaimed jazz trumpeter performs with the Symphony Friday evening
(ST. LOUIS) – The St. Louis Symphony’s Live at Powell Hall programming continues Friday, May 30 with The Gospel According to Swing, featuring trumpet sensation Byron Stripling. Stripling returns to perform with the orchestra, playing swing hits with soulful gospel undertones. The concert features the music of Mahalia Jackson and Louis Armstrong, and the influences of artists such as Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington and Aretha Franklin, selections will include “Down by the Riverside,” Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” and “He’s Got the Whole World.”
Tickets for the one-night only concert are still available and may be ordered online at stlsymphony.org, by phone at 314-534-1700 or in person at the Powell Hall Box Office.
Founded in 1880 and now in its 134th season, the St. Louis Symphony is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest. In September 2005, internationally acclaimed conductor David Robertson became the 12th Music Director, the second American-born conductor to hold that post in the Orchestra’s history. The St. Louis Symphony strives for artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community connection while meeting its mission statement: enriching people’s live through the power of music. The Symphony presents a full season of classical programs and Live at Powell Hall concerts, as well as hundreds of free education and community programs each year.