No registration fee! Please RSVP. Light breakfast will be served. Seating is limited!
Erected in 1925 as the St. Louis Theatre, the building now known as Powell Symphony Hall, following an extensive $2 million renovation, became home to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. The 2,689-seat Powell Hall is named for Walter S. Powell, a St. Louis shoe manufacturing executive whose widow, Helen Lamb Powell, made the Symphony Society beneficiary of a $1 million charitable trust. These funds helped to match a $2 million Ford Foundation grant for the endowment of the new concert hall.
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places in May 2001, Powell Hall stands as a testament not only to the leadership and foresight of those who made its acquisition and renovation possible, but to the cultural heritage of St. Louis and the city's ability to renew and reinvent itself in the face of changing times, tastes, and trends.
Join us for a presentation about the rich history of Powell Hall as well as guided tour of the historic building and its place in St. Louis' history and future.