ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – This Wednesday the symphony shuts down Powell Hall and performs outdoors on Art Hill.
“From the stage we’re looking up that way and it’s been gorgeous. You see the stars start to come out and it’s really a beautiful night. We’ve been lucky with the weather.” said violinist Becky Hall.
But mother nature can make things interesting for musicians. Getting acclimated to the outdoors is a little different with temperatures expected in the upper 60’s.
“If it was getting down into the low 60’s. Some people do wear half gloves or wrist protectors or stuff like that just to keep their muscles warm.” said cellist Bjorn Ranheim.
These musicians will make with some Mozart, Strauss and Wizard of Oz thanks to a gift from symphony friend Mary Ann Lee. Wednesday’s fanfare is free with fireworks at the end.
One night, under the stars is fine, but they’ll be back in place at Powell. After all, there’s no place like home.
Patrick Clark, News 11.