Friday, September 18, 2015

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of September 21, 2015

The St. Louis Chamber Chorus
Photo: William Bascomb
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Eliot Unitarian Chapel presents a Friends of Music concert on Sunday, September 27, at 3 PM. Lee Demertzis and Steven Cheng playing Robert Schumann's Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor and the Sonatensatz by Johannes Brahms. And on the same program, tenor Jimmy Stevens will be singing Schumann's Liederkreis Op. 39, nos. 1-6, an aria from Mozart's Ascanio in Alba, and a set of French songs including Gabriel Fauré's Mandoline, Ernest Chausson's Serenade italienne and Henri Duparc's Chanson triste. Eliot Unitarian Chapel is at 100 South Argonne in Kirkwood. For more information:

The St. Louis Chamber Chorus presents Concert One: Sing a New Song on Sunday, September 27, at 3 p.m. "Our jubilee season begins with double choir celebrations by Renaissance composer Gabriele Fattorini and Johannes Brahms, together with Aaron Copland's masterpiece, In the Beginning. We hail our own beginnings with Music & Ceremonies, commissioned from our founder Ronald Arnatt, and a contribution by our new Composer-in-Residence, Melissa Dunphy. " The concert takes place at Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union at Enright in the Central West End. For more information:

The St. Louis Classical Guitar Society presents Swedish guitarist and composer Johannes Möller in concert on September, November 26, at 8 PM. "Swedish guitarist and composer Johannes Möller has made more than 500 appearances in Europe, Asia, South and North America. In 2010 he was awarded First Prize in the GFA International Guitar Competition, with asubsequent fifty-concert world tour. This will be his St. Louis debut!” The performance takes place at the Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Road. For more information:

Karita Mattila
David Robertson conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with soloists Karita Mattila, soprano; Daniel Lee, cello; and Beth Guterman Chu, viola, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., September 25 and 26. "David Robertson leads an epic program devoted to bold musical stories depicted by Richard Strauss. Revel in the musical adventures of Don Quixote, filled with dreams of knightly glory, featuring Principal Cellist Daniel Lee. Finnish lyric soprano Karita Mattila, recognized for the beauty and versatility of her voice, as for her extraordinary stage ability, performs Strauss' final scene from Capriccio. Audiences will be mesmerized by some of literature's greatest works set to music." The concerts take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents The Bella Corda Guitar Ensemble in concert on Friday, September 25 at 6 p.m. The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information:

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