|The Compton Heights Concert Band in Tower Grove Park|
Photo: Jim Sparks
The Compton Heights Concert Band presents free Musical Mondays concerts featuring marches, show tunes and classical favorites at Mondays at 7:30 p.m. through August 8. The guest performer this week (July 25) is soprano and Winter Opera founder Gina Galati. The concert takes place in Tower Grove Park at the historic Henry Shaw Bandstand. For more information: chband.org.
The Compton Heights Concert Band presents free Sunday Serenades concerts featuring marches, show tunes and classical favorites on Sundays at 7:30 PM through August 7. . This week (July 31) is Band Showcase Night. The concerts takes place in Francis Park at Donovan and Eichelberger on the Compton Heights Band's "Carol Joy Brooks Memorial" Stage. For more information: chband.org.
|The Gateway Festival Orchestra|
The Gateway Festival Orchestra presents Triumph or Tragedy, a free concert on Sunday, July 31, at 7:30 PM. "Enjoy a free live concert by a fifty-piece professional orchestra. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket for relaxing on the grass in beautiful Brookings Quadrangle on the campus of Washington University. Parking is free and plentiful. Ted Drewes Frozen Custard is available for purchase, and children receive an attendance prize." The program includes Schubert's Symphony No. 4 ("Tragic"), Brahms's Tragic Overture, and music from James Horner's score for the movie Titanic. The concert takes place at the Brookings Quadrangle on the Washington University campus. For more information: www.gatewayfestivalorchestra.org.
The University City Summer Band presents a concert on Tuesday, July 19, at 7 p.m. "Concerts last about 80 minutes, and include a short intermission. Seating is on the lawn. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as available seating is limited. Bring your children! Bring a picnic!" The concert takes place in Heman Park, 1028 Midland in University City. For more information: ucsummerband.org.