Excitement in St Joe’s Theater District!
The St Joseph Symphony is pleased to partner with our neighbors at Performing Arts Association to celebrate a new space! A new conductor! And a new season! Join us for this community reception for Maestro Christopher Kelts. The ribbon will be cut at PAA at 4 pm and at SJS at 4:15 pm. Partake of light refreshments, good conversation, and prizes! Purchase concert tickets on Aug 4 and be entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate from The Duffel Bag. Visit participating downtown businesses for special “Arts Comeback” deals!

As soon as the selection for our new music director/conductor was firmed up, we put Christopher Kelts right to work on the new season! He designed a program of accessible pieces, which are particularly meaningful during this time of “coming back.” We are all transitioning through the changes that 2020 and 2021 brought. You may recognize many St Joe connections woven throughout.
Season Tickets will be available before the end of July. If you’re a season ticket holder, your “usual seats” will be available to you. We appreciate your patience as we are working to put everything into place with our new ticket system and planning for contingencies that our continuing COVID challenges present. Main Stage shows will be recorded and available to watch online. These shows are planned for The Missouri Theater. Join us in this Brave New World!
Save these dates:
September 25, 2021 / Pre-Curtain Talk at 7:00 pm / Concert at 7:30 pm
NEW: Season, Sound & World / Egmont Overture – Beethoven Abdelezar Suite – H. Purcell Symphony No 9 in D minor “From the New World” – A. Dvorak
September 30, 2021 YOUTH CONCERT DAY / “New World Symphony”
Tentatively planned for in-person field trips
December 18, 2021 / Concert at 7:00 pmHoliday Cheer
A Christmas Festival Sleigh Ride (L. Anderson)Festive Sounds of Chanukah, Little Drummer Boy (by St. Joe native, Katherine Kennicott Davis), Sleigh Ride (L. Mozart), Fantasia on Greensleeves (1934), Waltz of the Flowers (Tchaikovsky)Winter Wonderland (C. Custer)White Christmas (Berlin/Moss) featuring the lead vocalist from RRT’s “Holiday Inn” Sing-a-long, Five Christmas Carols (D. Willcocks)
March 26, 2022 / Pre-Curtain Talk at 7:00 pm / Concert at 7:30 pm
Tales from Russia / Peter & the Wolf (S. Prokofiev) with guest narrator, Mayor Bill McMurray Scheherazade, Op. 35 (Rimsky-Korsakov)
April 30, 2022 / Pre-Curtain Talk at 7:00 pm / Concert at 7:30 pm – A Beethoven Finale featuring guest pianist, Minju Choi Piano Concerto No. 4, G Major, Op. 58, Symphony No. 5, C Minor, Op. 67
Saturday, November 6, 2021- Free Community Concert at 1st Christian Church at 3 pm
Sunday, January 30, 2022 – Ashland United Methodist Church at 3 pm
Sunday, February 27, 2022 – Ashland United Methodist Church at 3 pm

Steam to STEAM Festival Info


August 21 at 8:00 pm / WE ARE SAINT JOSEPH
The St Joseph Symphony Band under the direction of Jeff Hinton is performing with The St. Joseph Youth Chorale – Lyric Singers and The St. Joseph Community Chorus in the finale event of the Missouri Bicentennial event: “Steam to STEAM” at Civic Center Park. Each group will perform about 15 minutes, then combine forces on selections from the commissioned work, “I Am St Joseph” composed by John Bishart.