The Kranzberg Arts Center presents a concert by cellist Shannon Hayden on Saturday, October 3, at 7 p.m. “Cellist Shannon Hayden composes and performs a visionary fusion of classical and electronic music that is stunning and mind expanding.” The Kranzberg Center is at 501 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information: kranzbergartscenter.org.
The St. Louis Art Museum presents a Landmark Series concert with members of the St. Louis Symphony on Friday, October 2, at 7 p.m. "Join violinists Erin Schreiber and Helen Kim, violists Beth Guterman Chu and Jonathan Chu, and cellist Bjorn Ranheim in performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s two string quintets. These quintets have the rather unusual addition of a second viola to the standard string quartet." The concert takes place in The Farrell Auditorium at The Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. For more information: slam.org.
The St. Louis Art Museum presents a high-definition broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi's Il Trovatore (The Troubador) on Saturday, October 3, at 11:55 a.m. The concert takes place in The Farrell Auditorium at The Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. "In Il Trovatore, Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the Met—Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with the troubled past. Angela Meade sings Leonora in later performances. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production." For more information: slam.org.
Vassily Sinaisky conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and pianist Ingrid Fliter on Friday at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m., October 2 and 3. "Silver medalist at the 2000 Frederic Chopin Competition, pianist Ingrid Fliter has become known for “playing Chopin with power and passion and is completely at one with the music's demands of agility, vim and vigour,” (Daily Telegraph). Fliter tackles the composer’s virtuosic Second Piano Concerto while the orchestra shines in Prokofiev’s brilliant Symphony No. 3, a showcase of lively orchestral color based on the composer’s captivating opera, The Fiery Angel." The concerts take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information: stlsymphony.org.
The Tavern of Fine Arts presents Kate Reimann, soprano and Gail Hintz, piano in concert on Saturday, October 3, at 8 p.m. The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information: tavern-of-fine-arts.blogspot.com.