St. Louis Cathedral Concerts presents a free chamber music concert on Friday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. Performers Kristin Ahlstrom, violin; Bjorn Ranheim, cello; Tzuying Huang, clarinet; and Matthew Mazzoni, piano will perform works by Beethoven, Khachaturian, and Mendelssohn. The performance takes place at St. Gabriel the Archangel church, 6303 Nottingham in south St. Louis city. For more information: cathedralconcerts.org.
The St. Louis Chamber Chorus presents Concert One: Tonight I Dance Alone on Sunday, October 1, at 3 p.m. The concert "will feature two pieces commissioned for the Chamber Chorus. In the first, Australian Clare Maclean completes the early musical drama, "Lamento d'Arianna" by 17th century Italian, Claudio Monteverdi, by contributing a new conclusion to the work.The second commission is a world premiere composed by Sweden's Mårten Jansson. "Tonight I Dance Alone" tells a poignant story written expressly for the occasion by American poet, Charles Anthony Silvestri. Each concert in the 62nd Season features collaborative work between the Chamber Chorus and an artist from a different creative medium. The poetry of Silvestri marks the first such collaboration. Both artists, Jansson and Silvestri, will travel to St. Louis for the premiere - Jansson from Uppsala, Sweden and Silvestri from Topeka, Kansas." The concert takes place at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 12345 Manchester Road in Des Peres. For more information: www.chamberchorus.org.
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The University City Symphony Orchestra presents From Russia With Love on Sunday, October 1, at 3 p.m. "The UCSO proudly presents the 2017-2018 Season: The Compleat Cultural Tourist II. The concert "From Russia, With Love" continues our series focused on several different world cultures. The concert will open with the energetic Overture from Mikhail Glinka's epic fairy tale opera, "Ruslan and Ludmilla," followed by the St. Louis premiere of Piano Concerto No. 4 by Anton Rubenstein, for which we welcome back pianist Richard Alston. The concert will close with Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky's wonderful Symphony No. 2, "Little Russian," which highlights Ukrainian folktunes throughout." There will be a pre-concert talk at 2:15 p.m. The performance takes place at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity in University City. For more information: ucso.org.
Monday, September 25, at 5:30 pm, Washington University presents a concert by the Washington University Jazz Ensemble and members of the St. Louis Symphony. The performance takes place just outside the Bear's Den on the South 40 on the Washington University campus. For more information: music.wustl.edu.