Saturday, April 22, 2017

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of April 24, 2017

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The Bach Society of St. Louis presents A Young Artists Concert on Sunday, April 30, at 4 p.m. as part of the St. Louis Bach Festival. "The Young Artist Scholarship Program was established in 1989 to provide performance experience and enhance professional training for career-oriented soloists, some of whom now sing in concert halls and opera houses across the country. The 2016-2017 award recipients present a FREE recital with a variety of music from Bach to favorites from operatic and musical theatre repertoire. Enjoy hearing soprano Madalyn Mentor, mezzo soprano Katherine Menke, tenor Kurtis Heinrich, and baritone Tyler Green accompanied by Sandra Geary." The free concert takes place at Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster. For more information:

The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis presents All Beethoven All the Time on Monday and Tuesday, April 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. " The Chamber Music Society St. Louis brings you Beethoven…Need they say more?" The concerts take place in the Sheldon Ballroom at 3648 Washington. For more information:

Eliot Unitarian Chapel presents a Friends of Music concert on Sunday, April 30, at 3 PM. The program includes music by Bach and Prokofiev. The concert takes place at Eliot Unitarian Chapel is at 100 South Argonne in Kirkwood. For more information:

Tomas Fujiwara and the Hook-Up
New Music Circle and KDHX present Tomas Fujiwara's The Hook Up on Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m. "A drummer working along jazz music's fringe, Tomas Fujiwara's résumé boasts memberships in the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet and the cooperative trio Thumbscrew, featuring acclaimed guitarist Mary Halvorson and veteran bassist Michael Formanek. Fujiwara's flagship ensemble, The Hook Up, performs rhythmically upbeat tunes, their music often alluding to the aesthetic qualities of Wayne Shorter or Miles Davis of the 1960s - sleek, enigmatically post-bop, more suggestive than demonstrative, complicated but never random. 2016 saw the release of After All is Said, The Hook Up's third album, which was honed extensively in 'live' performance, emphasizing Fujiwara's nuanced arrangements while honoring the dynamics of its virtuosic soloists: guitarist Halvorson, tenor saxophonist Brian Settles, trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and bassist Formanek." The performance takes place at The Stage at KDHX, 3524 Washington. For more information:

The St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra presents a concert of music by Schumann, Weber, and Stravinsky on Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m. The program includes Schumann's Symphony No. 1, the overture to Weber's opera Der Freischütz, and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. The concert takes place at the Skip Viragh Center on the Chaminade Preparatory School campus in Ladue. For more information:

Davide Robertson
David Robertson conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, along with soloists Julie Thayer, French horn, and Gerard Pagano, bass trombone, in a Whitaker Foundation Music You Know Concert of popular classics on Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m. The performance takes place at Powell Hall in Grand Center. For more information:

David Robertson conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and violinist Augustin Hadelich in the Brahms Violin Concerto, along with Elgar's Serenade in E Minor and Georges Lentz's haunting Jerusalem, a piece dedicated to those lost in the disappearance of Malaysian Flight MH370. Performances are Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., April 29 and 30, at Powell Hall in Grand Center. For more information: The University City Symphony Orchestra presents The USA Cultural Confluence on Sunday, April 30, at 2:15 p.m. The program, which includes music by Copland, Verdi, and Mozart will feature the premiere of On Eagle Mountain by St. Louis composer, Todd Mosby, and also the winners of the 2017 Schatzkamer Young Artist Competition. The performance takes place at All Saints Catholic Church, 6403 Clemens in University City. For more information:

The Washington University Department of Music presents The Washngton University Wind Ensemble in concert on Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. The concert includes the Overture to Colas Breugnon by Kabalevsky, music from Star Wars, and contemporary pieces by Rossano Galante and Michael Markowski, and takes place the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity in University City. For more information,

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