Thursday, October 30, 2014

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of November 3, 2014

Eli Keszler
Christ Church Cathedral presents pianist Mark Laverty in a program of the complete Études of Chopin on Sunday, November 9, at 2 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral is at 13th and Olive downtown. For more information:

The New Music Circle presents Eli Keszler on Saturday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. "NYC based drummer and sound artist, Eli Keszler, engages in a frictional push-and-pull of percussive sound through instrumental means which are both traditional and experimental. His hyper-percussive improvisations are ripe with detailed and pointillistic attacks that build momentum to form frenzied sonic clusters, drawing inspiration from the spontaneity of Han Bennik's percussion work as well as the harmonic density of Colin Nancorrow's compositions." The performance takes place at the Luminary Center for the Arts, 2701 Cherokee Street. For more information:

St. Cecilia Catholic Church presents St. Louis Chamber Chorus Concert II: Juan Gutierrez De Padilla and Heitor Villa-Lobos on Sunday, November 9, at 3 p.m. 'Twelve masterful exponents of the choral repertoire, from six centuries and three continents, are presented in pairs, demonstrating the sheer vitality and variety possible in writing for unaccompanied choir. Each program includes a reprise of a Chamber Chorus original, commissioned for us in recent years from a leading choral composer. Concert II at St.Cecilia Magnificent motets for double choir by Padilla, a master of the Mexican Renaissance, are complemented with the stirring Miss Sao Sebastiao of modern Brazilian genius, Heitor Villa-Lobos. " St. Cecilia Catholic Church is at 5418 Louisiana Ave. For more information:

Markus Groh
Hannu Lintu conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and piano soloist Markus Groh in Grieg's "Piano Concerto," Schumann's "Concertstück for Four Horns and Orchestra," " Lemminkäinen's Return" by Sibelius, and "Les Preludes" by Liszt on Friday at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m., November 7 and 8. "Markus Groh joins the STL Symphony for the Grieg Piano Concerto, one of the most popular concertos ever written, full of familiar melodies used in movies and television including Twin Peaks, The X-Files, Milo and Otis and many more." The concerts take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

The Sheldon Concert Hall presents the Cavatina Duo on Saturday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. "Combining Spanish passion with Balkan sensibility, the Cavatina Duo has become known for powerful and versatile performances, captivating audiences in many festivals and venues across Europe, Asia, and the USA. Winners of the "Young Musicians of the Doelen" competition in Rotterdam (Netherlands) in 1996, the duo has been called "the best flute and guitar duo in the world today" by Sergio Assad. Spanish flutist Eugenia Moliner, acclaimed as "a brilliant young musician" by British Flute Society magazine, teams with Bosnian guitarist (and husband) Denis Azabagic, winner of eleven international guitar competitions. The Sheldon is at 3658 Washington in Grand Center. For more information:

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents guitarist Alison Rolf, violin; Chris Banda, viola; and James Nacy, cello in a program of music by Mozart, Kodaly and Beethoven on Friday, November 7, at 8 PM. The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information:

The Arianna String Quartet
The Touhill Performing Arts Center presents The Arianna String Quartet on Friday, November 7, at 8 PM at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri at St. Louis campus. "Maestro Klein will take the audience on a sonic journey through the expansive range of expression of the oboe. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K.370; ANTAL DORTI: Notturno and Capriccio for Oboe and String Quartet; BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio, Op.2; LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Quartet in F Major, Op.135." For more information:

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