Music for All

The Campaign for the SLSO

Powell Hall is one of America’s most acoustically renowned and visually stunning concert halls—and home to your St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. We’re renovating and expanding the 99-year-old civic treasure to preserve and enhance it for generations to come.

The new music center, to be completed in 2025, will make music more accessible for all and will deepen our impact for decades into the future. We hope you will join us in this once-in-a-generation initiative.

Our Vision

Music for All: The Campaign for the SLSO supports the expansion and renovation of Powell Hall and the SLSO’s endowment to sustain operations in this architectural landmark. The expansion will facilitate greater community connections with new education, gathering, and backstage areas. The renovation will retain what you love about Powell Hall and offer an even more welcoming and comfortable experience for all.

Welcome from Our President & CEO

Marie-Hélène Bernard, SLSO President & CEO, shares her excitement about the project to renovate and expand Powell Hall and her deep gratitude for the support of our donors and friends.

Adult and child audience members sitting in auditorium seats smiling and laughing looking up at the stage

Support Music for All 

Your support is instrumental. Lead investors and generous benefactors have already committed gifts and pledges, but we need your help to reach our goal of $155 million. You can contribute to this momentous effort by making a gift to Music for All today.

Your investment in the future of the SLSO will help make this transformative initiative possible and create a positive impact on the organization now and for generations to come.

News + Updates

Making Progress

Read the latest updates and view construction photos and videos.

Acoustic Design

Read about preserving our signature sound.

Elevating Education

Discover how the new Education and Learning Center will impact students.

Powell Hall has a soul. It adds a certain glow to the sound with its distinct character. I am so happy that this renovation will add to Powell Hall’s poetic sound.

Stéphane Denève, The Joseph and Emily Rauh Pulitzer Music Director

Powell Hall is the most beautiful space in St. Louis. To go there, it just feels electric and special when I walk in the door.

Annie Marshall, longtime SLSO audience member

For many of my students, a visit to Powell Hall is their first exposure to live music. I love that the SLSO is dedicating a new space to enriching the musical experience of students and their teachers.

James McKay, music educator in the Hazelwood School District and director of music at Gateway Music Outreach

A dedicated rehearsal space inside Powell Hall will give singers the space they need to hone their craft, create wonderful musical memories, and strengthen the social fabric of St. Louis.

Kwamina Walker-Williams, a member of the IN UNISON Chorus

I think we as a community are extraordinarily lucky to have Powell Hall, and its preservation will fortify its reputation as the best place to hear music in the region.

Alan Freed, baritone in the St. Louis Symphony Chorus

Make Your Gift

Every gift is meaningful in helping us reach our campaign goal. Your support ensures music is accessible to all in St. Louis for generations to come.