Monday, January 30, 2017

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of January 30, 2017

The Boston Camerata
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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis presents organist The Boston Camerata in The Play of Daniel on Tuesday, January 31 at 8 p.m. "The Ludus Danielis, or Play of Daniel, is a powerful medieval mystery play composed eight centuries ago in Beauvais, France. The Boston Camerata's recent new production of The Play of Daniel, edited, staged and directed by Anne Azéma, renews and transforms this classic work of early music theater. It brings together music and movement, theater and liturgy, light and shadow, to retell the biblical story of the young prophet for today's audiences." The performance takes place at the cathedral at 4431 Lindell. For more information:

Founder and Director Emeritus Dan Presgrave conducts The St. Louis Wind Symphony in a program of music by American composer Vincent Persichetti, along with works by Dennis Blair, Percy Grainger, and Clifton Williams, on Sunday, February 5, at 2 PM. The concert features Persichetti's Symphony No. 6 for Band, written for and premiered by the Washington University Chamber Band under the direction of Clark Mitze on April 16, 1956 at the Music Educators National Conference in St. Louis. The performance takes place in the Viragh Center on the Chaminade School campus in on North Lindbergh in Ladue. For more information:

The Touhill Performing Arts Center presents A Violin's Life featuring Frank Almondon Friday, February 3, at 8 PM. "When Frank Almond first began playing on the Lipi_ski back in 2008, there was a fair amount of speculation regarding its provenance and history. To most aficionados the violin had “disappeared” for a couple of decades, which was a bit unusual for a 1715 Stradivari. It also became obvious that a modern, technically advanced recording had never been made of this violin. On January 27, 2014, the “ex-Lipinski” Stradivari was stolen from Mr. Almond in an armed robbery after a concert. The violin was recovered nine days later, and the story continues to make headlines around the world." The Touhill Performing Arts Center in on the University of Missouri at St. Louis campus. For more information:

Joan Tower
The Washington University Department of Music presents on open rehearsal with composer Joan Tower and members of the St. Louis Symphony on Monday, January 30, at 2:30 p.m. The event takes place in the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity in University City. For more information,

Washington University presents Equal Play: Celebrating Women Composers on Monday, January 30, at 5:30 p.m. The concert features performances by members of the St. Louis Symphony and consists of Clara Schumann's Piano Trio in G minor, Amy Beach's Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet, and Joan Tower's Second String Forces for solo violin and Rising for flute and string quartet. The performance takes place in Holmes Lounge in Ridgley Hall on the Washington University campus. For more information:

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