Friday, May 13, 2016

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of May 16, 2016

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The Luminary Arts Center presents trumpeter Rhys Chatham with the Vernacular String Trio on Sunday, May 22, at 8 p.m. "Join us on May 22nd for a special solo show with legendary composer, guitarist and trumpet player Rhys Chatham.He was the founder of the music program at The Kitchen in downtown Manhattan in 1971 and was its music director between 1971-73 and 1977-80. Rhys Chatham altered the DNA of rock and created a new type of urban music by fusing the overtone-drenched minimalism of John Cale and Tony Conrad with the relentless, elemental fury of the Ramones the textural intricacies of the avant-garde colliding with the visceral punch of electric guitar-slinging punk rock." The performance takes place at the Luminary Center for the Arts, 2701 Cherokee Street. For more information:

Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents Ariadne on Naxos: Backstage Drama, Onstage Comedy - When Art Mimics Life on Monday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will Ken Page, Broadway actor and The Majodomo in Ariadne on Naxos. It's part of their Spotlight on Opera, a series of four insightful dialogues exploring the ideas in each season's opera, and it takes place at the Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Road. For more information: or call 314-961-0644.

Vocalist James Delisco
Brent Havens conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with vocalist James Delisco in Music of Michael Jackson on Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. "From his early start in the music industry with the Jackson 5 to his successful solo career, the “King of Pop” reigns at Powell Hall! Celebrating the one and only Michael Jackson, the STL Symphony is joined on stage with a full rock band performing hits including “Thriller,” “Beat It,” “Man in the Mirror” and many more. Relive the biggest hits from Jackson's celebrated career and incredible influence!" Performances take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand. For more information:

Steven Jarvi conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with pianist Jim Brickman on on Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m. "Since the release of his debut album in 1994, Jim Brickman's romantic piano sound has made him the best-selling solo piano artist of our time and one of contemporary music's most popular stars. Hear Brickman's signature style in concert with the STL Symphony performing chart-topping hits from his multi-platinum recordings." Performances take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand. For more information:

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