|The Bach Society of St. Louis|
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis presents The Bach Society of St. Louis in a performance of Gabriel Fauré's Requiem on Sunday at 7:30 p.m., March 13, at the cathedral at 4431 Lindell. "Cathedral Concerts is proud to collaborate with one of St. Louis finest arts organizations, the Bach Society of Saint Louis, as together we present Faure's "Requiem" in the heavenly setting of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Don't miss your opportunity to hear this beloved masterpiece." For more information: www.cathedralconcerts.org.
The Chamber Project St. Louis presents Divine on Friday, March 11, at 8:00 PM. "Heaven and earth intersect with this program highlighting Schubert's String Quintet, often regarded as the pinnacle of chamber music, composed to express the universality of the human condition. Stabat Mater for soprano and string quartet by Virgil Thomson compliments and rounds out the program. We return to The Chapel for this intimate and beautiful program." The performance takes place at The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Drive in Clayton. For more information: www.chamberprojectstl.org.
The Confluence Chamber Orchestra presents a preview performance of The Roots of Ragtime on Monday, March 7, at noon. "Preparing for next year's Scott Joplin 150th Birthday, the Confluence Chamber Orchestra presents Roots of Ragtime, a concert tracing the development of this uniquely American musical form – from its sources in Romantic classical music, the marches of John Philip Sousa, and popular dances of the period. Selections will include Celebrated Dances by antebellum African American composer Frank Johnson, Grand Bamboula by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Liberty Bell March by John Philip Sousa, At a Georgia Campmeeting by Kerry Mills, and of course The Entertainer, by Scott Joplin. The program was developed in cooperation with the Friends of Scott Joplin and the Missouri History Museum." The concert takes place at The Monday Club, 37 South Maple in Webster Groves. For more information: confluencechamberorchestra.org.
|The Confluence Chamber Orchestra|
The Fox Theatre presents The Piano Guys on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. "What do you get when you mix up a marketing genius that does video, a studio engineer that writes music, a pianist that had a successful solo career, and a cellist that does pretty much everything? The Piano Guys: a miraculous meeting of "guys" with the same intrinsic purpose – to make a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through music videos. Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They've made over 35 since joining forces in early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful.'" But it's the Guys' highly original blend of classical music with pop that has really been the cause of their Internet phenomenon. The Fox Theatre is on North Grand in Grand Center. For more information: fabulousfox.com.
Leonard Slatkin conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., March 11 and 12. The program is part of the Symphony's four-week Shakespeare Festival. "Berlioz pays homage to the most famous love story of all time in his elegant Roméo et Juliette. Full of lyrical beauty, Berlioz was influenced by Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Shakespeare's epic drama. The STL Symphony and Chorus perform together conveying the magic and brevity of love in this work performed under the baton of Conductor Laureate Leonard Slatkin bringing the Shakespeare Festival to a spectacular conclusion." Performances take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand.For more information: stlsymphony.org.
The St. Louis Wind Symphony performs Julie Giroux's Symphony No. 5 ("Heartland Portraits") and other wind band compositions on Sunday, March 13, at 3 PM. The performance takes place in the Viragh Center on the Chaminade School campus in on North Lindbergh in Ladue. For more information: stlwindsym.org.
The Tavern of Fine Arts presents Eric Mandat, clarinetist/composer, with Kendra Stenger, visual artist on Thursday, March 10, at 8 p.m. "Infinite Edges juxtaposes movements from Eric's recent solo clarinet composition, Chiral Symmetries, with improvisational commentaries, both acoustic and with interactive technologies. The work explores the edges between parallels and divergences in our interactions in controlled environments, and analogous processes which occur independently of our control, yet which often profoundly influence our perceptions, reactions, and ongoing transformations of being." The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information: tavern-of-fine-arts.blogspot.com.
Washington University presents Not So Classical, a multimedia film and concert experience featuring violinist Tatiana Berman and two time grammy-nominated classical saxophonist Amy Dickson, on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. The events takes place at the 560 Music Center Ballroom Theatre in University City. "The experimental hybrid film/concert experience has only been performed once, making St. Louis the second city on a growing list of destinations. The concert’s running time of approximately 75 minutes, fast pace, and story driven program was designed specifically for a contemporary world dominated by visual media. Traditionalists will also appreciate the program, which includes short pieces from composers including Bach, Schumann and a few surprises." For more information: www.culturemonster.org.