Sunday, May 21, 2017

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of May 22, 2017

The St. Louis Chamber Chorus
The St. Louis Chamber Chorus presents Concert Six: Return and Rediscovery on Sunday, May 28, at 3 p.m. "Just as Odysseus finds his way back to his beloved Penelope, so too we seek to reclaim our past, as reconstructed works by Sheppard, Fattorini and Stravinsky attest. Their sacred texts compare with ancient poems set by Ned Rorem and Matyas Seiber, and a new Homeric Hymn commissioned from Judith Bingham." The concert takes place at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 12345 Manchester Road in Des Peres.For more information:

The St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra presents the winners of the Annual Concerto Competition performing two of Tchaikovsky's most beloved concerti, a U.S. premiere of a work by a young composer and the imaginative masterpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition on Friday, May 26, at 8 p.m. The performance takes place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand. For more information:

Top Notch Violins presents The Perseid String Quartet in a concert of music by Haydn and Ravel on Thursday, October 23, at 7 p.m.. “Written in 1903 when the composer was on 27 years old, Ravel's first and only string quartet has earned a special fondness among chamber music lovers. Full of youthful energy, Ravel uses a rainbow of tone colors to evoke a wide variety of moods. This massive quartet shows the influence of his teacher (and dedicatee) Gabriel Faure, tonal reminiscences of the Javanese Gamelan orchestra he encountered at the Paris Exposition, and vigorous, driving rhythms which bring the piece to a thrilling conclusion. Rounding out the program is Haydn's String Quartet in E-flat Major, “The Joke”.” Top Notch Violins is at 3109 Sutton in Maplewood. For more information:

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