Rendering of the renovated and expanded Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Rendering from Snohetta.

Patrons young and old filled Powell Hall Monday night for [the St. Louis Symphony’s] tribute concert to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” reports Alexis Zotos in Monday’s (1/16) KMOV4 TV (St. Louis). “The performance kicks off some of the last few months inside Powell Hall as we know it. A $100 million renovation kicks off this spring, with a groundbreaking on the expansion beginning in March. The 65,000-square-foot expansion will include a new education and learning center and a new lobby. There will also be a new backstage including new dressing rooms for performers. St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will finish its season in May, and then the renovation of the 98-year-old Powell Hall will begin.The 2023-2024 season will take place throughout the community, including at Touhill Performing Arts Center and Stifel Theatre. The projected timeline will see the renovated Powell Hall reopen in 2025, just in time for the centennial anniversary of the theater.