Sunday, March 26, 2017

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

The IMI Chamber Players
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African Musical Arts presents its IMI Chamber Players Season Finale Concert on Sunday, April 2, at 3 p.m. "The IMI Chamber Players' Season Finale will celebrate intercultural music with chamber works by Gamel Abdel-Rahim, William Grant-Still, Kwabena Nketia, Adolphus Hailstork, Fred Onovwerosuoke, and others. The concert will include the Missouri premiere of Onovwerosuoke's Serenade for Five Flutes. Other featured performers include pianist Sunghee Hinners, flutist/pianist Marie Jureit-Beamish and special guest Bjorn Randheim" The concert takes place at the Sheldon Concert Hall in Grand Center. For more information:

The Metropolitan Orchestra of Saint Louis presents a program of works by Rachmaninoff, Bach, and Mozart on Sunday, April 2, at 7 p.m. Soloists Susie Thierbach, Ann Dolan, and Jennifer Adams in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4. The concert takes place at First Presbyterian Church, 100 East Adams in Kirkwood. For more information:

Ronu Majumdar and U. Rajesh
Sangeetha presents a fusion concert of North Indian style (Hindustani) music on the flute by Sri Ronu Majumdar and South Indian style (Carnatic) music on the mandolin by Sri U. Rajesh accompanied by two percussionists - Sri Harshad Kanetkar on the tabla and Sri S. V. Ramani on the mridangam on Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m. The concert takes place at the Chesterfield Community Theatre at the West County YMCA, 16464 Burkhardt Place. For more information:

The Sheldon Concert Hall presents the St. Louis Brass Band in Brass Exhibition on Tuesday, March 28, at 7 PM. “The Saint Louis Brass Band is pleased to return to The Sheldon Concert Hall again this season. We are also please to feature as Guest Artist St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Bass Trombonist Gerry Pagano! The intimate setting of the Sheldon is perfect for the Brass Band to present soloists and give the audience an opportunity to hear them and meet them up close and personal. This will be an exciting evening of low brass extravaganza!” The Sheldon is at 3648 Washington in Grand Center. For more information:

The Town and Country Symphony Orchestra
Southwestern Illinois College presents An Evening in Spain on Thursday, March 30, a 7 p.m. "Seville, Granada, Cordoba … sample the music of southern Spain in this recital featuring violinist Manuela Kaymakanova and pianist Diana Umali. The program will explore lively dance music from the Andalucia, a region known for its hot-blooded and soulful flamenco, with its echoes of gypsy roots from beyond the Spanish border." The event takes place at the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center on the college campus at 2500 Carlyle Ave. in Belleville, IL. For more information:

The Town and Country Symphony Orchestra plays works by Debussy and Mozart on Sunday, April 2, at 2:30 PM. Featured soloists will be harpist Danielle Williams in Debussy's Danses sacrée et profane and French hornist Jennifer Ernest in Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4. The performance takes place Parkway United Church of Christ, 2841 N. Ballas Road. For more information:

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