When: Sat., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. 2016
Performing classical music at the highest level, as the musicians of the St. Louis Symphony do, requires discipline, commitment and control. Those qualities also enable the group to keep the format and content of its annual New Year's Eve Celebration top secret. The evening features sterling performances and surprises, often in the form of unexpected guests, and also in the musical selections. The year-ending concert has become a hot ticket because of its mystery, and because you never see the same show twice. David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony do it once again -- whatever it may be -- at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Powell Hall (718 North Grand Boulevard; www.slso.org). Tickets are $55 to $134.