Sunday, October 06, 2019

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of October 7, 2019

It's a big weekend for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, as well as our local community orchestras.

The St. Louis Low Brass Collective presents Octubafest on Saturday, October 12, at 3 pm. "Low Brass Polkas and Marches to Celebrate Octoberfest in the Soulard, come and play trombone, euphonium, and or tuba. Light, fun, and easy going, short optional rehearsal before we play to the revelers out at Soulard Market." The event takes place at the Soulard Market, 720 Carroll in Soulard. For more information:

The St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra
The St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra presents a concert of music by Beethoven, Verdi, Rossini, Sinigaglia, and Dvorak on Thursday, November 11, at 8 p.m. The program includes Dvorak's Symphony No. 7, "From the New World", and Beethoven's "Coriolan" Overture. The concert takes place in Purser Auditorium on the campus of Logan University, 1851 Shoettler Road in Chesterfield, MO. For more information:

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents a Pulitzer Series concert on Tuesday and Wednesday October 8 and 9, at 7:30 PM. The concert features Memory Place by Christopher Cerrone and Songbirdsongs by John Luther Adams, performed by members of the woodwind and percussion sections of the SLSO. The performance takes place at the Pultzer Center for the Arts, 3716 Washington. For more information:

Lucas Waldin conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and IN UNISON Chorus, along with vocalists Capathia Jenkins and Ryan Shaw, in A Tribute to Aretha Franklin on Friday, October 11, at 7:30 pm. The concert takes place at Powell Symphony Hall in Grand Center. For more information:

Leonard Slatkin
Leonard Slatkin conducts The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra along with Principal Oboe Jelena Dirks in Mozart's Oboe Concerto, K. 314; Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben; and Yet Another Set of Variations (on a Theme of Paganini) by various composers. Performances are Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm October 12 and 13. "As Conductor Laureate, Leonard Slatkin is part of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra family. To celebrate his 75th birthday, the orchestra performs a new set of variations on Paganini's most popular melody. SLSO Principal Oboe Jelena Dirks makes her first major concerto appearance with Mozart's Concerto, while Richard Strauss' Ein Heldenleben displays the skill of every section of the SLSO." Performances take place at Powell Symphony Hall in Grand Center. For more information:

The University City Symphony Orchestra presents its season premiere concert on Sunday, October 13, at 3 pm, with a pre-concert talk at 2:15 pm. "Be Our Guest! You are cordially invited to the UCSO's opening concert of the 2019-2020 Season. The concert will feature violinist Manuel Ramos in a stunning performance of the Rodolfo Halffter Violin Concerto - a rare gem. Come see what makes the UCSO 'The World's Most Adventurous Community Orchestra!'.”The performance takes place at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity in University City. For more information:

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