This Monday on Nine’s Living St. Louis

Circus Flora Performs On Stage With the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

in a Special Hour-Long Broadcast


St. Louis, MOMarch 16, 2011—In a special installment of the Nine Network’s weekly seriesLiving St. Louis, Circus Flora performs under the “big top” of Powell Hall during a concert by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. This hour-long Living St. Louis special will air on Nine on Monday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. and be rebroadcast Saturday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m.  

Circus Flora’s collaboration with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra took place in January. Producer Patrick Murphy shot 12 hours of footage before and during two performances using three cameras to catch the drama of artists from very different disciplines performing together. While violinists, cellists and other musicians intently keep an eye on their scores, high-wire aerialists balance overhead, acrobats flip by, jugglers toss bowling pins, rope climbers dangle from the ceiling and dogs scamper through hoops. Murphy also interviews the Symphony’s president and CEO Fred Bronstein and Circus Flora artistic director and producer David Balding.

This Living St. Louis special is the third in a series of six that are showcasing the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra this year. 

Episodes of Living St. Louis are streamed online after broadcast at 

Every week the Nine Network brings to St. Louis audiences a broad range of arts programs spanning a diversity of cultures, interests and tastes. Living St. Louis is part of Nine’s ongoing coverage of the arts in St. Louis. This episode of Living St. Louis and performing arts programming on the Nine Network are sponsored by PNC Bank. 

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