Sunday, October 02, 2016

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of October 3, 2016

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African Musical Arts presents the IMI Chamber Players on Sunday, October 9, at 3 p.m. "Featuring the IMI Chamber Players highlighting music by African-American composers William Grant Still, Julio Racine, Valerie Coleman, and Fred Onovwerosuoke, as well as selected works by Sigfrid Karg-Elert and W.A. Mozart." The concert takes place at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 6800 Washington in University City. For more information: africarts.org.

The Bach Society
The Bach Society of St. Louis presents Mozart's Mass in C Minor on Sunday, October 9, at 3 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, 100 East Adams Ave. “Conceived as a celebration of his marriage, Mozart's Mass in C minor was never completed. It stands, nonetheless, as a magnificent work filled with extraordinary music; this is Mozart as sheer genius. The Bach Chorus and Orchestra are joined by tenor Steven Soph, bass-baritone Dashon Burton, Dutch soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg and, from Z├╝rich, soprano Juliet Petrus.” For more information: www.bachsociety.org.

The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis presents If It Ain't Baroque Don't Fix It on Friday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. "A special one night only concert with Special Guest Artist Nicholas McGegan. This program features Bach's stunning double violin concerto, an absolutely delightful Vivaldi flute concerto and Charles Metz performing a Bach harpsichord concerto that will melt your heart." The performance takes place in The Sheldon Concert Hall at 3648 Washington. For more information: chambermusicstl.org.

The Chamber Project St. Louis presents Essence on Friday, October 7, at 8 PM. "Essence: We ask in this program, what are the aspects of a homeland defining its true impact on you, the individual? This program will feature our first commission of the season by Adam Maness, inspired by St. Louis. With Ligeti, we will hear a composer released from the constraints of communism finally free to express the rhythm of his homeland. Bartok and Dvorak capture the spirit of their countries in every tune they wrote. The program concludes with the masterwork by the great German composer, Brahms, who's music is the quintessential sound of his time and place." The performance takes place at Crave Coffeehouse, 3500 Caroline Street. For more information: www.chamberprojectstl.org.

Chanticleer
Thursday, October 6, at 8 p.m. St. Louis Cathedral Concerts presents the a cappella classical vocal ensemble Chanticleer. The performance takes place at The Cathedral Basilica on Lindell in the Central West End. For more information: cathedralconcerts.org.

The St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra presents a concert of music by Elgar, Rachmaninov, Respighi, and William Schuman on Friday, October 7, at 8 p.m. The concert takes place in Purser Auditorium on the campus of Logan University, 1851 Shoettler Road in Chesterfield, MO. For more information: stlphilharmonic.org.

The St. Louis Symphony presents a chamber concert by pianist Orli Shaham and members of the orchestra on Wednesday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m. The concert features music by Steve Reich, Luciano Berio, and John Adams The Adams work includes a prepared piano arrangement by Simon Frisch from an original pre-recorded soundscape. The performance takes place at the Pulizter Foundation on Washington in Grand Center. For more information: stlsymphony.org.

Nicholas McGegan conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, with violin soloist Jennifer Koh, in an all-Mozart program on Friday at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m., October 7 and 8. "Explore the brilliance of Mozart in three of his works conducted by audience favorite Nicholas McGegan. Feel the thrill and grandness in the opening of Mozart's Symphony No. 31, alongside the delightful and elegant melodies of his Serenade No. 9." The concerts take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information: stlsymphony.org.

Brent Havens conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in A Tribute to Prince on Sunday, October 9 at 7 p.m.. "The STL Symphony and guest conductor Brent Havens pay homage to one of music's geniuses and best-selling recording artists of all time as they perform the world premiere symphonic tribute to the music of Prince." The performance takes place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand. For more information: stlsymphony.org.

Yunji Shim
Second Presbyterian Church presents soprano Yunji Shim in concert on Sunday, October 9, at 4 p.m. "Soprano Yunji Shim is a winner of this year's prestigious 70th Artist Presentation Society Audition. Her program includes music of Charles Gounod, Richard Strauss, Korean art songs, and much more. Free and open to the public." The church is at 4501 Westminster Place in the Central West End. For more information: secondchurch.net.

The Webster University Department of Music presents the Webster University Choral Ensembles in concert on Friday, October 7, at 7 p.m. "Join the Women's Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Concert Choir for their debut concert of the 2016-17 Season. A kaleidoscope of works by composers such as Arnesen, Brahms, Britten, Bryd, Chesnokov, Chydenius, DiOrio, Hogan, Mozart, Palestrina, Purcell, and others will be performed." The concert takes place at the Community Music School of Webster University, 535 Garden Avenue on the Webster University campus. For more information: www.webster.edu/fine-arts/departments/music/.

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