|Robert Aiki Aubrey Loew|
New Music Circle presents Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe performing on modular synthesizer, electronics, voice, and video on Saturday, February 24, at 8 p.m. "Beginning with his solo electronic work in the late-nineties, Lowe's vernacular has continually evolved deeper into a world comprised of spontaneous electronic sound, droning modular synthesizer, and vocal improvisations. Lowe was a vital part of the thriving Chicago underground for some thirteen years before eventually moving to his current home in Brooklyn, where he entered a new chapter of musical creativity. Enamored with the possibilities of electronics, he began exploring the pliable workings of modular synthesizers: 'They're interchangeable, and have the potential to be ever-transforming,' he enthuses. Upon listening to his recorded works, one encounters Lowe's intuitive method of using analog modular systems to echo the organic nature of the human voice to produce subliminal, trance-like sounds." The performance takes place at Urb Arts, 2600 N. 14th Street in Old North St. Louis. For more information: newmusiccircle.org.
Kevin McBeth conducts the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus and soloist Oleta Adams in Lift Every Voice, a concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The performance takes place on Friday, February 23, at 7:30 pm. "Join the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Grammy-nominated guest Oleta Adams and the IN UNISON Chorus for an evening of reflective and soulful music that has influenced not only St. Louis, but communities around the world." The concert takes place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information: stlsymphony.org.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents a showing of the Alfred Hitchcock classic North by Northwest Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 3 pm, February 17 and 18. The orchestra will play the score live to accompany the film. The concerts take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information: stlsymphony.org.
|The University City Symphony Orchestra|
Washngton University's Danforth University Center Chamber Music Series presents a concert by violinist Wendy Toh and pianist Xi Chen on Wednesday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. The concert includes music by Bartok, Janacek, Victoria Bond and Morton Gould, and takes place at the Goldberg Formal Lounge in the Danforth University Center on the Washington University Campus. For more information: music.wustl.edu
The Washington University Department of Music presents Revisiting the Origins of the Italian Madrigal, a lecture by Julie Cumming, Associate Professor of Music History in the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, on Friday, February 23 at 3 pm. "Julie Cumming is the author of The Motet in the Age of Du Fay (Cambridge University Press, 1999), in which she explores the transformation of the motet from 1400-1474. Cumming has published articles and reviews in Speculum (the journal of the Medieval Academy of America), the Journal of Musicology, New Grove Opera, and Early Music, as well as in numerous edited collections, including the Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music. Her current work looks at fifteenth- and sixteenth-century compositional process, with emphasis on the connections between historical improvisation and composition. " The concert, which includes music by Mozart, Saint-Saëns, and Astor Piazzola, takes place in the Lee Concert Hall at the 560 Music Center at 560 Trinity in University City. For more information, music.wustl.edu or call 314-935-5566.