Friday, February 24, 2017

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of February 27, 2017

The Metropolitan Orchestra at Union Avenue Christian Church
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Conductor Allen Carl Larson leads The Metropolitan Orchestra of Saint Louis in a program of works by Debussy, Britten, Finzi, and Schubert on Sunday, March 5, at 7 p.m. Andrew Peters, Assistant conductor with share the podium. Soloists are Megan Stout, Keith Boyer, Peter Ullfers, and Jeanine York-Garesche. The concert takes place at First Presbyterian Church, 100 East Adams in Kirkwood. For more information:

The St. Louis Brass Band presents Glorious Brass on Sunday, March 5, at 2:30 p.m. "Christ Church Cathedral is one of the premiere concert venues in the city and is a wonderful showcase for the Saint Louis Brass Band. It is also a visual treat for anyone who has not visited this St. Louis landmark. The Brass Band will present a tour de force of contemporary and traditional concert music, showcasing the musical talents of the entire ensemble. The Youth Brass Band will also perform in this wonderful venue. This concert is a part of the Christ Church Cathedral Concert Series." The concert takes place at Christ Church Cathedral at 13th and Olive downtown. For more information:

The Romero Family
The St. Louis Classical Guitar Society presents The Romero Family in concert on Saturday, March 4, at 8 p.m. "For over 55 years three generations of Romeros have delighted audiences all over the world! Formed in 1956 by Celedonio Romero with his sons Celin, Angel, and Pepe, the Quartet now consists of Celin Romero; his son Celino (who joined in 1990); Lito Romero, son of Angel Romero (who joined in 1996); and the world-renowned Pepe Romero." The performance takes at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity in University City. For more information:

The St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra presents a concert of music by Von Suppe, Beethoven, and John Rutter on Friday, March 3, at 8 p.m. The program includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Rutter's The Gift of Life-Six Canticles of Creation. The concert takes place at in the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on the Lindenwood University campus in St. Charles. For more information:

Bernard Labadie
Photo: Francois Rivard
Bernard Labadie conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra along with flute soloist Mark Sparks in an all-Bach program on Friday at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m., March 3-5 The program consists for Bach's four Orchestral Suites. The concerts take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. More information:

Gemma New conducts the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and soprano soloist Rayna Campbell on Friday, March 3, at 8 p.m. "The St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra continues their 2016/2017 season with a concert in partnership with Opera Theatre Saint Louis' Monsanto Artists-in-Training program, featuring soprano Rayna Campbell. Music Director Gemma New leads the orchestra through a dramatic program that includes excerpts from Bizet's Carmen and Tchaikovsky's heartbreaking Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”. Don't miss your chance to hear the most talented young musicians from across the St. Louis region! Tickets are free." The performance takes place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

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