|The Compton Heights Concert Band|
Photo: J. Sparks Photography
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. This week (July 24) it's "This Band is Your Band", a band showcase night. 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. This week (July 30) its a Chuck Berry Tribute with Butchwax and the Hollywoods and Billy Peek. 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 Many Miniatures and a Masterpiece, a free concert on Sunday, July 30, 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 all-Russian program includes music by Glinka and Borodin and features Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with soloist Julia Sakharova. The concert takes place at the Brookings Quadrangle on the Washington University campus. For more information: www.gatewayfestivalorchestra.org.
The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center presents Orchestrating Diversity's Youth Orchestra in concert on Sunday, July 30, at 3:30 p.m. "The orchestra is students from McCluer, Normandy, Metro, Gateway, and Grand Center Arts Academy as well community members. They are known for performing world-class music with unusual skill. Orchestrating Diversity is a free orchestral music education program for all St. Louis Area youth. As a part of the El Sistema Movement, we see playing music in ensembles as a key tool for empowering and uniting our youth." The program includes music by Tchaikovsky and Janacek and takes place at Pilgrim Congretaional Church, 826 Union.
The University City Summer Band presents a concert on Tuesday, 25 11, 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.