When: Wed., Sept. 13, 7 p.m. 2017
The St. Louis Symphony is currently preparing for its new season — the final one with David Robertson wielding the baton — and at 7 p.m. tonight, they'll blow out any remaining cobwebs with a free performance at the base of Art Hill in Forest Park. Conductor Gemma New helms this show, which features guaranteed crowd-pleasers such as "The Star Spangled Banner," the overture from The King and I and Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever." The only thing that can follow Sousa is fireworks, so it's a lucky thing they'll be playing outside. Bring a blanket and a picnic, or just a friend.
Price: free admission