Saturday, March 26, 2016

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of March 28, 2016

Time for Three
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The Community Music School of Webster University presents a concert by Time for Three on Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. "The classically trained trio (Nicholas Kendall and Nikki Chooi, violins; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass) defies any traditional genre classification. With virtuosity and showmanship, the trio performs music from Bach to Brahms and beyond, including originals and their own arrangements of everything from bluegrass to ingenious pop-music mash-ups." The Community Music School is at 535 Garden Avenue on the Webster University campus. For more information:

DaySpring Arts and Education presents a Bach Birthday Bash on Friday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. "DaySpring students and faculty are joined by members of the Bach Society of Saint Louis for a fun and educational concert showcasing Johann Sebastian Bach's large body of work. Listen to pieces on period instruments, enjoy unique dance collaborations with DaySpring's Volé Connection, learn about the 330-year-old master's extensive career and life, and be entertained by Saint Louis's oldest continuous chorus." The performance takes place in the Black Box at DaySpring Arts and Education's new state-of-the-art facility, 2500 Metro Blvd. Maryland Heights, MO. For more information:

Eliot Unitarian Chapel presents a Friends of Music concert on Sunday, April 3, at 3 PM. The program features music by Mozart, Brahms, and Telemann. The concert takes place at Eliot Unitarian Chapel is at 100 South Argonne in Kirkwood. For more information:

The Ethical Society presents a Great Artist Guitar Series concert with Lukasz Kuropaczewski on Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m. "A native of Gniezno, Poland, Mr. Kuropaczewski studied with Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory, awarded the Artist Diploma in 2008. He has appeared on stage at the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow and Carnegie Hall in New York. " The performance takes at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road. For more information:

2 Cellos
The Fox Theatre presents 2 Cellos on Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. "Propelled into international fame in 2011 after their version of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal” went viral, the Croatian cellists, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, continue to wow their fans with dynamic music videos and covers of today's most classic and popular songs. Most recently their Baroque inspired, yet high octane head-banging video of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck” garnered over 45 Million views to date. The duo returned to their rock roots on their recently released, critically acclaimed, third album Celloverse.” The Fox Theatre is at 527 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

David Robertson conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with soprano soloist Susanna Phillips in Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, Claude Vivier's Lonely Child and Mahler's Symphony No. 4 on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., April 2 and 3. "Originally composed for the enjoyment of young children at the piano, Ravel's Mother Goose Suite was later transcribed for full orchestra, offering audiences a vivid orchestration of the adolescent fairytale. Mahler also reveals the innocence of youth depicting a child's view of celestial bliss in the finale of his Fourth Symphony. Returning after her captivating 2013 performance in Peter Grimes with the STL Symphony, soprano Susanna Phillips will astound audiences singing the finale of Mahler's Fourth." Performances take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand. For more information:

Second Presbyterian Church presents Cortango Orquesta on Friday, April 1, at 7:0 p.m. "Cortango Orquesta – an ensemble of musicians from The St. Louis Symphony with Cally Banham, English horn and oboe, Asako Kuboki, violin, David DeRiso, bass, and guest pianist Adam Maness– team up with Principal Harp Allegra Lilly to perform a concert that features tango with a symphonic twist. Free and open to the public." The church is at 4501 Westminster Place in the Central West End. For more information:

Julia Bullock
The Sheldon Concert Hall presents soprano Julia Bullock and pianist Renate Rohlfine on Wednesday, March 30, at 8 PM. "Soprano Julia Bullock is a rising star in the opera world, with performances in New York, Boston, San Francisco and Paris to her credit. A St. Louis native and graduate of Opera Theatre's Artist-in-Training program, Bullock won the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition, and is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School. Don't miss an exciting performance by a singer The New York Times hails as "ravishingly visceral.”” The Sheldon is at 3648 Washington in Grand Center. For more information:

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents tenor Phil Touchette and pianist Jon Garrett in Liederabend: Beloved Schubert and Brahms Songs on Wednesday, March 30, at 8 p.m. "Tenor Phil Touchette returns to the Tavern with pianist Jon Garrett for a Liederabend recital of beloved songs by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms. In addition to these works, Phil has prepared a special set comprised of well known "Lieder" that didn't originate in German, but have become quite popular in German-speaking countries. Do you want to know the theme? You'll have to come and join us." The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information:

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents baritone Erik Olson and pianist Jon Garrett on Friday, April 2, at 8 p.m. The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information:

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents Reuel Umali, tenor and Diana Umali, piano on Saturday, April 3 at 8 p.m. The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information:

The Town and Country Symphony Orchestra presents a special Holiday Concert on Sunday, April 3, at 2:30 PM. "The Orchestra also performs in a variety of musical styles — classical, pops, Christmas pops, operettas, and oratorios." The performance includes David Diamond's Rounds for String Orchestra and Peter Warlock's Capriol Suite and takes place at Parkway UCC Auditorium, 2841 N. Ballas Road. For more information:

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