Sunday, August 14, 2016

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of August 15, 2016

Gesher Music Festival
Artistic Director Sara Sitzer
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The Gesher Music Festival presents The Route 66 Mixtape on Thursday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wool Theatre at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. " Gesher partners with the Missouri History Museum to take listeners on a musical road trip down America’s Historic Highway! Explore the works of composers who helped shape the cultural landscape of America through folk songs, concert music, and film scores. With Festival Artistic Director Sara Sitzer telling the stories behind the music and live performances by the talented Gesher Artists, you won't want to miss this musical twist on Americana!" For more information:

The Gesher Music Festival presents Welcome to America on Saturday, August 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity in University City. "A nation made up of immigrants from countries and cultures around the world, America has offered sanctuary to those fleeing persecution and opportunity to those seeking a fresh start. Explore the stories of some of America’s most fascinating immigrant composers, and enjoy the music that reflects those stories. From Italy, Argentina, Germany, and Austria, the music on this program mirrors the vast variety and beauty of the people that make up our country today." For more information:

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