Sunday, September 25, 2016

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of September 26, 2016

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The Community Music School of Webster University presents a concert by The Webster University Chamber Orchestra on Monday, September 26, at 7 p.m. " Conductor Paul G. Davis leads the Webster University Chamber Orchestra in our season opening concert that features two competition winners who have just returned from a study abroad term at our Webster campus in Vienna, Austria. The concert will feature our 2016 Aria Competition Winner, Danielle Feinstein, who will sing Mozart's "Deh vieni non tardar," and Offenbach's "Elle a fui, la tourterelle," and our 2016 Concerto Competition Winner, Stephen Lucido, who will perform Doppler's Fantaisie Pastorelle Hongroise. The concert opens with the Overture to Don Giovanni and Copland's Quiet City showcasing Robert Souza on trumpet. The first movement of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 will close the evening." The Community Music School is at 535 Garden Avenue on the Webster University campus. For more information:

Thibault Garcia
The Ethical Society presents a Great Artist Guitar Series concert with Thibaut Garcia on Saturday, October 1, at 8 p.m. "Thibaut Garcia: Already First Prize Winner of the “Jose Tomas,” “Seville,” and “Ana Amalia” (Spain); “Terra Siculorum” (Romania), “Ana Amalia” (Germany), and most recently the GFA (Oklahoma City, USA) International Guitar Competitions, this Franco-Spanish guitarist from Paris, France, is just 22 years old! A stunning new talent in his St. Louis debut!" The performance takes at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road. For more information:

Forest Park Forever presents the world premire of a work by Adam Maness performed by the string quartet The 442s and percussionist Montez Coleman on Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m. "The 442s spent 30+ Hours in Forest Park creating music with passersby, capturing every interaction on film. The 442s pianist and multi-instrumentalist, Adam Maness, then stitched together hours of audio and video into a multi-media work that will include live accompaniment by The 442s and drummer Montez Coleman." The performance takes place in the Trolley Room at the Forest Park Visitors and Education Center at 5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park. For more information:

Hearding Cats Collective presents composer and saxophonist Ned Rothenberg in concert on Saturday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. "Composer/Performer Ned Rothenberg has been internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music, presented for the past 33 years on 5 continents. He performs primarily on alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the shakuhachi - an endblown Japanese bamboo flute. His solo work utilizes an expanded palette of sonic language, creating a kind of personal idiom all its own." The performance takes place at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

The St. Louis Chamber Chorus
The St. Louis Chamber Chorus presents Concert One: Rebirth and Revival on Sunday, October 2, at 3 p.m. "The choir opens it 61st season 'New Sites and New Sounds' with pieces by Francis Poulenc, Martha Shaffer, Orlando Gibbons, Charles Wood, Granville Bantock, and a world premiere 'The Day of Resurrection' by composer in residence, Melissa Dunphy." The concert takes place at Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church, 3900 Meramec in South City. For more information:

David Robertson conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with violin soloist Leila Josefowicz on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. September 30 and October 1. "Shocking audiences since its premiere, Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 will jolt you from its opening chords and move you through the energetic and transformative work. Music Director David Robertson leads Beethoven's striking piece paired with another revolutionary work for its time, John Adams' Violin Concerto performed by sensational American violinist, Leila Josefowicz." The concerts take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

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