Sunday, March 19, 2017

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of March 20, 2017

The Tallis Scholars
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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis presents The Tallis Scholars on Sunday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. "Leading performers of Renaissance sacred music, privileged to perform in the Sistine Chapel to mark the final stage of Michelangelo's frescoes restoration, The Tallis Scholars have earned world-wide renown as “a capella superstars.” They return to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis after a 12 year absence." The performance takes place at the cathedral at 4431 Lindell. For more information:

The Foundry Art Centre presents a free concert by the St. Charles Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, March 26, at 2 PM. "Co-artistic directors Kenneth Beckham and David Peek will present a diverse orchestral concert including song selections everyone can enjoy. The performance will feature works by Vivaldi, Mozart and more! The Saint Charles Symphony is a multi-faceted ensemble consisting of professional musicians, teachers, talented adults, and gifted students. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of the symphony at this free performance and arrive early to visit the studio artists and exhibitions at the Foundry Art Centre." The Foundry Art Centre is at 520 North Main Center in St. Charles, MO. For more information:

Ricky Ian Gordon
Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents composer Ricky Ian Gordon performing and discussing selections from his opera The Grapes of Wrath and his song cycle Green Sneakers on Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m. The event takes place at the Jewish Community Center, 2 Millstone Campus Drive in Creve Coeur. For more information:

Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents composer Ricky Ian Gordon in a panel discussion of his opera The Grapes of Wrath on Friday, March 24, at 7 p.m. Also on the panel are Missouri History Museum Curator Sharon Smith and Cinema St. Louis Executive Director Cliff Froehlich. The discussion is moderated by OTSL General Director Timothy O'Leary and takes place at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. For more information:

The St. Louis Classical Guitar Society presents a Great Artist Guitar Series concert with David Russell on Saturday, March 25, at 8 p.m. " World renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, Scottish guitarist David Russell was 2005 GRAMMY award winner for his CD “Aire Latino” in the category of best instrumental classical soloist!" The performance takes at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road. For more information:

David Robertson conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in The Gospel According to the Other Mary by John Adams on Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., March 24 and 26. "American composer John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary combines the traditional passion story with contemporary voices of social activism and spirituality. The dramatic setting makes this biblical narrative a present and gripping reality as it weaves together stories of joy, woe and the miraculous for a powerful performance not-to-be-missed. Join David Robertson, the STL Symphony and Chorus for these electrifying concerts before they perform the work at Carnegie Hall in celebration of the composer's 70th birthday." The performances take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

The Touhill Performing Arts Center presents The Arianna String Quartet in a performance of the complete string quartets of Brahms on Wednesday, March 22, at 8 PM. "For performers and audiences alike, the works of Johannes Brahms stand as some of the most cherished music of all time. In an evening that can only be described as a one-of-a-kind concert experience (and a St. Louis first!), the Arianna String Quartet offers all three of Brahms' celebrated string quartets, back to back! Brahms: Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No.1; Quartet in A minor, Op.51, No.2; Quartet in B-flat Major, Op.67." The Touhill Performing Arts Center in on the University of Missouri at St. Louis campus. For more information:

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