Sunday, October 11, 2015

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of October 12, 2015

The Bach Society at St. Stanislaus
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The Bach Society of St. Louis presents Bravo Bach on Sunday, October 18, at 3:0 p.m. "The Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra perform music from past concerts representing all six of our conductors. The program also features Mary Wilson, a Bach Society Young Artist from 1997-99, singing Handel's "Gloria" for virtuoso soprano and strings, plus several pieces that will include alums of the Bach Society to form a Reunion Chorus." The concert takes place at St. Stanislaus Parish Church, 1413 North 20th Street in North St. Loius. For more information:

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis presents soprano Christine Brewer and organist Paul Jacobs on Wednesday, October 14, at 8 p.m. at the cathedral at 4431 Lindell. The program includes music by Bach, Handel, Franck, Puccini, and Widor For more information:

Eliot Unitarian Chapel presents a Friends of Music concert on Sunday, October 18, at 3 PM. "The program will feature Lorraine Glass-Harris and Jim Harris in a program of Baroque string and flute music on the first half. The second half will be Paola Savvidou and Jonathan Kuuskoski, playing music for piano four hands. They are on the faculty of the University of Missouri in Columbia. They perform throughout the midwest and received a standing ovation when they performed last year on our series." Eliot Unitarian Chapel is at 100 South Argonne in Kirkwood. For more information:

The Jefferson College Concert Band presents Back With Baroque on Tuesday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m. The performance takes place in the Fine Arts Theatre at 1000 Viking Drive on the Hillsboro campus in Hillsboro, MO. For more information:

The St. Louis Art Museum presents a high-definition video broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's production Verdi's Otello on Saturday, October 17, at 11:55 AM. "The Met season opens with Verdi's masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare's play and matching it in tragic intensity." The live digital HD video broadcast from New York takes place in The Farrell Auditorium at the Art Museum in Forest Park. For more information:

Inon Barnatan
Photo: Marco Borggreve
Steven Jarvi conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with piano soloist Inon Barnatan on Friday at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., October 16-18. The concert features Copland's Piano Concerto, Gershwin's An American in Paris, and works by Bernstein. The concerts take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

The St. Louis Symphony's Crescendo Circle presents Sips and Symphonies on Thursday, October 15, at 7:00 PM. "What is Sips and Symphonies? It is a great way to learn about music in a fun, casual environment." A special cocktail is created for each event to accompany the music. This month's discussion/presentation on Gershwin's An American in Paris will be led by SLSO Associate Principal oboe Cally Banham. The event takes place at The Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information:

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents a classical open stage night on Monday, October 12, from 7:30 – 9 PM. "Come by yourself or bring your quartet. Sight read through a Beethoven quartet or use this as an opportunity to put the finishing touches on that Hindemith Viola Sonata you have been working on. All ages and skill levels are welcome. We have a 6' grand piano and an accompanist." The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information:

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents a The Linjadi Trio on Saturday, October 17, at 8 p.m.. The program features trios by Fanny Mendelssohn and Rebecca Clarke. The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information:

The University City Symphony Orchestra presents Out of Africa on Sunday, October 18, at 3 p.m. The concert " is the first in a series of concerts that will take an in-depth look at symphonic music's African roots. The concert celebrates the music of Chevalier de Saint-Georges, the first recognized composer of color in Europe, as well as Ghana native and St. Louis-based musician Fred Onovwerosuoke. The finale will be Camille Saint-Saens' "Egyptian" Piano Concerto, featuring pianist Tim Jansen." The performance takes place at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity in University City. For more information:

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