The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra will kick off the Balloon Glow and Race weekend with a concert held Thursday evening in Forest Park. The concert will be on Art Hill but like many of the outdoor concerts in St Louis you will be able to hear the music from a good distance away.
The concert is starting at 7pm and will feature Ward Stare conducting many favorite symphonic pieces. The full lineup is as follows:
SMITH / Damrosch, Walter (orch): The Star Spangled Banner
COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
COPLAND: Hoe-Down, from Rodeo
BEETHOVEN: Overture to Egmont
PROKOFIEV: from Romeo and Juliet, 1. The Montagues and the Capulets
TCHAIKOVSKY: from Nutcracker, III. Valse des fleurs.
RODGERS / R.R. Bennett: "Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific
ANDERSON: Bugler's Holiday
ROSSINI: Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
WAGNER / arr. Hutschenruyter: Ride of the Valkyries, from Die Walküre
MANCINI / arr. Hayman: "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's
WILLIAMS: from Star Wars, I. Main Title
SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes Forever