Sunday, November 01, 2015

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of November 2, 2015

Nasville Ballet's Carmina Burana
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Dance St. Louis presents the Nashville Ballet production of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM. The production features 120 singers, 60 musicians, and 40 dancers, including The University of Missouri-St. Louis Orchestra and Singers, The Bach Society of Saint Louis and The St. Louis Children's Choir. The opening act for Carmina Burana a world premiere performed by Saint Louis Ballet and choreographed by Dance St. Louis Artistic and Executive Director Michael Uthoff. Performances take place at the Touhill Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. For more information:

The Ethical Society presents a Great Artist Guitar Series concert with Duo Miric on Saturday, November 7, at 8 p.m. Identical twin sisters Tanja Miric and Darka (Kooienga) Miric, natives of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina-were presented at the GFA convention in Louisville, KY. in 2013. Their awards include winners of theB.G. Walden Memorial Scholarship at Mississippi College, and First Place awards at the MMTA, MFMC, and University of Texas Ensemble Festival competitions." The performance takes at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road. For more information:

Charlemagne Palestine
The New Music Circle presents Charlemagne Palestine on Saturday, November 7, at 8 p.m. "Charlemagne Palestine may not be a considered a household name in all circles, but his moniker is one you would be unlikely to forget. Now at the age of 70, Palestine has made a name for himself as a musician unlike any other, his signature style being comprised of long evolving drones and sustained notes, often involving installations of stuffed animals that envelope the performance space." The performance takes place at The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 3716 Washington in Grand Center. For more information:

The New Music Circle presents a pipe organ concert by Charlemagne Palestine on Sunday, November 8, at 7 p.m. "Charlemagne Palestine will be joined by a live processed video feed led by Chad Eivins and Kevin Harris, two of St. Louis' most regarded moving image artists." The performance takes place at Trinity Lutheran Church, 812 Soulard Street in Soulard. For more information:

The St. Louis Chamber Chorus presents Concert Two: In Every Corner Sing on Sunday, November 8, at 3 p.m. "Music scored for multiple choirs is heard to grand effect in this spacious acoustic. Offerings by Monteverdi and Vaughan Williams, and a commission from contemporary British master Gabriel Jackson, complement more elaborate settings by Thea Musgrave (Make We Merry), Knut Nystedt (Immortal Bach, for 5 choirs) and Thomas Tallis (Spem in Alium, in forty parts)." The concert takes place at St. Louis Abbey6, 500 S. Mason Road in Creve Coeur. For more information:

Orli Shaham
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Nicholas McGegan conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, with piano soloist Orli Shaham, on Friday at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m., November 6 and 7. "With 'playing marked by delicacy, agility and a sense of fun' (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), pianist Orli Shaham shines in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9, a work full of profound emotion written by the composer at the age of 21. Nicholas McGegan brings these concerts to a stunning conclusion with Haydn's Symphony No. 98, the first piece completed by Haydn after learning of Mozart's death." The concerts take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

The St. Louis Wind Symphony and pianist Jennifer Lim-Judd perform Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and other wind band compositions on Sunday, November 8, at 3:00 PM. The performance takes place at Kirkwood High School Keating Theater, 801 West Essex in Kirkwood. For more information:

Webster University presents pianist Carol Schmidt and Friends in Humor and Music on Sunday, November 8, at 4:00 p.m. A member of the Webster Jazz Faculty, Carol Schmidt creates a program of funny business - music intended to make us laugh and perhaps bring on a happy mood! Expect quiet chuckles and outright guffaws as Webster University’s Department of Music faculty and friends reach the lighter side of their performance personalities. The program includes music by Gershwin, Satie, and Thelonius Monk performed by vocalists Debby Lennon, Martha Hunt, and Jeffrey Carter, along with pianists Kim Portnoy, Daniel Schene, and Carol Schmidt and bassist Ric Vice. The performance takes place in the Winifred Moore Auditorium 470 E. Lockwood on the Webster University campus. For more information:

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