Friday, November 27, 2015

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of November 30, 2015

Tom Byrne
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The Community Music School of Webster University presents a faculty recital on Friday, December 4, at 7 p.m. "Performing Classical to Jazz to Contemporary music, the recital will include Community Music School faculty members: Tom Byrne, guitar; Sandra Geary, piano; Julia Hornberger, cello; Chris Hubbard, saxophone; Karl Koesterer, piano; Jennifer Toro Mazzoni, flute; John McClellan, guitar; Katie Myler, clarinet; Sue Pankratz, piano; Elizabeth Ramos, violin; and Jeanine York-Garesche, clarinet." The performance takes place at The Community Music School of Webster University, 535 Garden Avenue. For more information:

Bernard Labadie conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, with soloists Lydia Teuscher, soprano; Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano; Jeremy Ovenden, tenor; and Kyle Ketelsen, bass-baritone, in Handel's Messiah. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., December 3-6. "With bright trumpets and the timeless "Hallelujah" Chorus, Handel's Messiah returns to Powell Hall under the direction of Bernard Labadie. Composed in only 24 days, Messiah remains Handel's most popular work and one of the most performed classical works of all time. Celebrate the start of the holiday season with this powerful and captivating choral classic." The concerts take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

Peter Martin and David Halen
Wednesday, December 2nd, at 8 pm, The Sheldon Concert Hall presents Celebrate the Holidays with St. Louis Symphony concertmaster David Halen and jazz pianist Peter Martin. "Celebrate the season with St. Louis Symphony concertmaster David Halen and jazz pianist Peter Martin as they perform holiday favorites such as "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," as well as classics by Gershwin and more! Special guests include symphony violinist, and blossoming vocalist, Helen Kim." The Sheldon is at 3648 Washington in Grand Center. For more information:

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents Two Singing Tenors and a Piano in a Pear Tree on Thursday, December 3, at 8 p.m. "Pianist and tenor Jon Garrett teams up with tenor Phil Touchette and soprano Rebecca Drury for a holiday-centric evening full of laughter, fun, and celebration of the season's festivities. Come hear Phil in his first Tavern appearance since last winter, joined by Rebecca for their first collaboration concert together, all led by maestro Jon on the keys. The program will include favorite familiar tunes, comical solos and duets, along with a few unique arrangements and surprises." The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information:

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