Thursday, March 09, 2017

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of March 13, 2017

The Confluence Chamber Orchestra
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The Confluence Chamber Orchestra presents Scott Joplin: The King of Ragime on Sunday, March 19, at 1 p.m. "Scott Joplin's music still lifts hearts, entertains audiences and inspires young artists, 150 years after his birth. The Confluence Chamber Orchestra presents a musical guidebook through Joplin's life, from the Rosebud Cafe and World's Fair in St. Louis to the premiere of his ragtime opera in New York City. Highlights are enduring favorites such as Maple Leaf Rag, The Entertainer, and especially The Cascades, which was composed and published in St Louis for the 1904 World's Fair, as well as two little known gems, Ragtime Dance and A Real Slow Drag. Narration, historic photographs and local pianists are featured, along with a lively array of related pieces influenced by the King of Ragtime, such as Alexander's Ragtime Band by Irving Berlin. Admission is free." The concert takes place at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. For more information:

The Gateway Men's Chorus presents a selection of choral music on Sunday, March 19, at 7 p.m. The accompanist will be John Cargile, organist and music associate at Manchester United Methodist Church. The concert takes place at Manchester UMC, 129 Woods Mill Rd. in Manchester. For more information:

Erik Friedlander's Black Phoebe Trio
New Music Circle and KDHX present Erik Friedlander's Black Phoebe Trio on Thursday, March 16, at 8 p.m. “'It's not your skill level, it's how much you communicate,' cellist Erik Friedlander suggests. 'It's how much you express that the audience really wants to hear. They come to hear you be real.' Friedlander, however, is clearly not a musician lacking for chops. The years of training and gigging he did to establish himself in New York City's avantgarde jazz scenes, through his distinct approach to cello, has taken him all over the genre map by collaborative efforts with artists like Laurie Anderson, Mike Patton, The Mountain Goats, and extensive duties in John Zorn's Masada groups. Recently he has focused on his own soloist and composer work, releasing a series of albums on ECM. In these works Friedlander displays an underlying sonic curiosity and ability to aurally convey deep emotional experience that shapes the ongoing evolution of his work. In Black Phoebe Trio, Friedlander brings together the talents of emerging talents Shoko Nagai (piano) and Satoshi Takeishi, (percussion)." The performance takes place at The Stage at KDHX, 3524 Washington. For more information:

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation presents members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performing Morton Feldman's Piano and String Quartet on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. The performance takes place in the newly renovated space at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 3716 Washington. For more information:

Sangeetha presents a vocal concert of South Indian Classical Music by Dr. Sanjay Subramanian, accompanied by Arun Ramamurthi on the violin and Nirmal Narayan on tbe mridanga on Saturday, March 18, at 7 p.m. The concert takes place at the Midwest Music Conservatory, 15977 Clayton Road in Ballwin, MO. For more information:

Bjorn Ranheim
The Sheldon Concert Hall presents The Four Bs: Bach, Bolling, Bjorn and Bliznik on Wednesday, March 15, at 8 p.m. "Cellist Bjorn Ranheim and new St. Louis Symphony principal trumpeter Karin Bliznik playfully celebrate two other 'Bs' - the great Johann Sebastian Bach and French composer Claude Bolling." The Sheldon is at 3648 Washington in Grand Center. For more information:

The St. Louis Low Brass Collective presents a concert by the Stiletto Brass Quintet on Sunday, March 19, at 7 p.m. "Performers include faculty members from McKendree University, SIUE, SWIC, UMSL, Washington University and Webster University and The Trombones of the St. Louis Symphony" The event takes place at the Keating Center on the Kirkwood High School' campus, 801 West Essex in Kirkwood, MO. For more information:

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents a showing of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, with the John Williams score performed live by the orchestra, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., March 17-19. Performances take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

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