Friday, November 04, 2016

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of November 7, 2016

The Chamber Project St. Louis
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The Chamber Project St. Louis presents Night Music on Sunday, November 13, at 7 PM. "Night Music: The idea of a lullaby permeates this program featuring the harp, string quartet, flute and clarinet. We will present another Pulitzer prize-winning composer, Caroline Shaw, along with works from Foote and Dohynani and Francaix that evoke the evening." The performance takes place at 1900 Park at 1900 Park Avenue in Lafayette Square. For more information:

Eliot Unitarian Chapel presents a Friends of Music concert on Sunday, November 13, at 3 PM. The program features Samuel Barber's Excursion Op. 20, no. 3 and Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata in C major, Op. 53 (“Waldstein”). The concert takes place at Eliot Unitarian Chapel is at 100 South Argonne in Kirkwood. For more information:

Jen Shyu
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New Music Circle presents Solo Rites: Seven Breaths, written and performed by Jen Shyu, on Friday, November 11, at 7:45 p.m. "Solo Rites: Seven Breaths, performed by Jen Shyu, is a musical drama and portrait of a woman living simultaneously in multiple cultures and “projecting her ancestry” through contemporary monologue - revealing a personal journey of loss and redemption made universal through the exploration of losses and complications of the modern world: loss of tradition, habitat, and public spaces. Sonic, visual, and visceral rites and reflections are discovered by pilgrimage through Taiwan, East Timor, Indonesia, Vietnam, and South Korea. The performance takes place at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

Leonard Slatkin
Leonard Slatkin conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with piano soloist Elizabeth Joy Roe in Barber's Piano Concerto, Copland's Billy the Kid Suite, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess: Symphonic Picture for Orchestra, and Slatkin's own composition Kinah. Performances are Friday at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m., November 11 - 13, at Powell Hall in Grand Center. For more information:

The St. Louis Wind Symphony performs its opening concert of the season on Sunday, November 13, at 3 PM. "The second concert of the regular season will be at the Keating Performing Arts Center, Kirkwood H.S., Kirkwood, MO. Our season theme, Festival of Composers, takes the audience to … Places. Bassoonist Dr. Jaqueline Wilson, South East Missouri State University, will be featured soloist - she also will be joined by the bassoonists of the Wind Symphony to form a bassoon quartet!" The performance takes place at Kirkwood High School Keating Theater, 801 West Essex in Kirkwood. For more information:

The Women's Hope Chorale of St. Louis presents Requiem on Sunday, November 13, at 3 p.m. "Matsuura's Requiem is her outpouring of sorrow for those lost in Japan's 2011 earthquake. Evoking Duruflé and Fauré, but spoken from a woman's heart and conveyed through the tender voices of women and children, Requiem crosses cultural and gender-based di_erences to touch every heart." The performance takes place at First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, 100 E. Adams. For more information:

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