Performing Arts, Free Events

St. Louis Symphony's Forest Park Concert

When: Wed., Sept. 12, 7 p.m. 2018

The St. Louis Symphony is on the precipice of a new season, but if you've been paying attention you know what needs to happen first: the annual free concert in Forest Park, now in its 50th year. Conductor Gemma New will lead the orchestra through a greatest hits program of classical works, from "The Star-Spangled Banner" to Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries," with excursions into the popular music catalog in the form of The Sound of Music and a couple John Williams' hits. The show starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, at the bottom of Art Hill in Forest Park (www.slso.org). Admission is free, and following the concert is a display of fireworks.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission