|The Compton Heights Concert Band in Tower Grove Park|
Photo: Jim Sparks
The Compton Heights Concert Band presents free Musical Mondays concerts featuring marches, show tunes and classical favorites at Mondays at 7:30 p.m. through August 7. The soloist this week (July 3) is baritone Ralph Ellison in a concert that includes Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with real civil war cannons. The concert takes place in Tower Grove Park at the historic Henry Shaw Bandstand. For more information: chband.org.
The Compton Heights Concert Band presents free Sunday Serenades concerts featuring marches, show tunes and classical favorites on Sundays at 7:30 PM through August 6. The soloists this week (July 9) are Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers. The concerts takes place in Francis Park at Donovan and Eichelberger on the Compton Heights Band's "Carol Joy Brooks Memorial" Stage. For more information: chband.org.
The Gateway Festival Orchestra presents Ye Olde London Towne, a free concert on Sunday, July 9, at 7:30 PM. "Enjoy a free live concert by a fifty-piece professional orchestra. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket for relaxing on the grass in beautiful Brookings Quadrangle on the campus of Washington University. Parking is free and plentiful. Ted Drewes Frozen Custard is available for purchase, and children receive an attendance prize." The program includes music by William Boyce, Vaughan Williams, and Haydn The concert takes place at the Brookings Quadrangle on the Washington University campus. For more information: www.gatewayfestivalorchestra.org.
The University City Summer Band presents a concert on Tuesday, July 4, at 7 p.m. "Concerts last about 80 minutes, and include a short intermission. Seating is on the lawn. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as available seating is limited. Bring your children! Bring a picnic!" The concert takes place in Heman Park, 1028 Midland in University City. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church 6800 Washington Ave (at Kingsland). For more information: ucsummerband.org.