Sunday, October 23, 2016

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of October 24, 2016

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The Ethical Society presents a Great Artist Guitar Series concert with Pavel Steidl Saturday, October 29, at 8 p.m. "Hailing from the Czech Republic, Steidl is one of Europe's most highly regarded artists of any instrument. Known for his dramatic presentations employing both facial and hand gesturing (even including overtone singing)-and with seldom heard 19th-century guitar literature all make his performances both stunning and uniquely engaging!" The performance takes at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road. For more information:

New Morse Code
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University presents the cello / percussion duo New Morse Code performing music inspired by the exhibition Real / Radical / Psychological: The Collection on Display on Monday, October 24, at 5 p.m. NYC-based New Morse Code is devoted to bold and engaging performances of music worth sharing. Omnivorous, rigorous and inventive, Hannah Collins and Michael Compitello activate the unexpected range and unique sonic world of cello and percussion to catalyze and champion the compelling works of young composers. The concert takes place at the Kemper Art Museum on the Washington University campus. For more information:

Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents Opera on the Go at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. " Join Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for a fun, engaging 70 minutes of movement and stage make-up workshops, both with audience participation, followed by an abbreviated performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious “The Pirates of Penzance.” The performance features current and former OTSL Young Artists with piano accompaniment. It is recommended for students in grades 3-10 and is tailored for young people with sound sensitivities." The event takes place at the Levy Opera Center at 201 Hazel Avenue on the Webster University campus. For more information:

The St. Louis Brass Band presents Band Together on Wednesday, October 26, at 7 p.m. "The Saint Louis Brass Band will join the Ritenoir High School Symphonic Band, directed by Hadley Haux, for an evening of wind and percussion music. The Brass Band serves as Artist-in-Residence at Ritenoir HS throughout the year. Each band will perform separately and then come together in an opportunity for the adults in the Brass Band and students in the Symphonic Band to interact and perform together." The concert takes place at Ritenous High School, 9100 St. Charles Rock Road. For more information:

The American Boychoir
Friday, October 28, at 8 p.m. St. Louis Cathedral Concerts presents the American Boychoir. "Founded in 1937 and committed to creating a distinctively American voice within the thousand-year-old boychoir school tradition, the American Boychoir is the finest boy choir in the nation and among the finest in the world. Under the direction of Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, the choir has dazzled audiences with its presentation and virtuosity." The performance takes place at The Cathedral Basilica on Lindell in the Central West End. For more information:

Jun Märkl conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with piano soloist Jeremy Denk in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, Liszt's symphonic poem Prometheus, and an orchestral transcription of the Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor. Performances are Friday at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m., October 28 and 29 at Powell Hall in Grand Center. For more information:

Stephen Mulligan conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Thrills and Chills on Sunday, October 30, at 3 p.m. "Calling all goblins and ghouls for a spooktakular concert with frightfully fun music for the whole family. Featuring favorites such as John Williams' The Imperial March from Star Wars, Night on Bald Mountain from Fantasia and Saint-Saëns' Danse macabre!" The concert takes place at Powell Hall in Grand Center. For more information:

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