Monday, October 26, 2015

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of October 26, 2015

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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis presents the vocal ensemble Tenebrae on Thursday, October 29, at 8 p.m. at the cathedral at 4431 Lindell. "'Passion and Precision' is Tenebrae's motto, and through its continued dedication to performance of the highest quality, audiences around the world experience the power and intimacy of the human voice." The program includes music by Victoria, Reger, Brahms, and Bruckner. For more information:

The Metropolitan Orchestra
First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood presents a concert by The Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis on Sunday, November 1, at 7 p.m. "Brahms Symphony No. 2 described as his "Pastoral" and Strauss Kaiser Walzer will delight audience on this concert. Conductor Laureate, Dr. Larson will open the concert with Der Freischütz Overture. Ever wonder what its like to sit on stage? Buy a chance to find out!" First Presbyterian Church is at 100 East Adams in Kirkwood. For more information:

The St. Louis Art Museum presents a high-definition video broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's production Wagner's Tannhäuser on Saturday, October 31, at 11 AM. "James Levine conducts Wagner's early masterpiece, Tannhäuser, in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today's leading Wagnerian tenor, Johan Botha, takes on the daunting title role of the young knight caught between true love and passion. Eva-Maria Westbroek is Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago. On the heels of his recent triumph in Parsifal, Peter Mattei sings Wolfram, and Michelle DeYoung is the love goddess, Venus." The live digital HD video broadcast from New York takes place in The Farrell Auditorium at the Art Museum in Forest Park. For more information:

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents a showing of the film Back to the Future, with the Alan Silvestri score performed live by the orchestra, Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., October 30 – November 1. The showings take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

The Second Church Chorale
Second Presbyterian Church presents its Fall Concert on Sunday, November 1, at 4 p.m. "Conductor Andrew Peters leads the Second Church Chorale and chamber string orchestra in Franz Schubert's beautiful Mass in G Major. The concert also includes string music by Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Rossini. Free and open to the public." The church is at 4501 Westminster Place in the Central West End. For more information:

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents a concert by Jeff Noonan, guitar and lutes. and Sam Breene, Baroque violin, on Friday, October 30, at 8 p.m. The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information:

The Arianna String Quartet
The Touhill Performing Arts Center presents The Arianna String Quartet in Autumn Kammeraku on Sunday, November 1, at 3 PM. "The Arianna Quartet joins forces with shakuhachi grand master James Nyoraku Schlefer, world-renowned koto virtuoso Yumi Kurosawa, and acclaimed master shamisen player Yuko Reikano Kumura, as the Kyo-Shin-An ensemble returns for another memorable evening of music making with the ASQ. This unique concert fuses the ancient traditions of Japanese instrumentation with Western classical music's string quartet, producing an experience that forges new frontiers in music, and provides audiences with a once in a lifetime concert experience. " The Touhill Performing Arts Center in on the University of Missouri at St. Louis campus. For more information:

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