|Charis in 2011|
CHARIS, the St. Louis Women's Chorus, invites the public to open rehearsals for its next show Behind the Scenes on Tuesdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m., through January 26. "Join CHARIS - The St. Louis Women's Chorus for open rehearsals as we prepare for our final show of our 22nd season, "Behind the Scenes". We welcome you to our open rehearsals on January 5th, 19th, & 26th and to a social networking event January 12th to learn about CHARIS and the music and concept for our next concert. CHARIS is a non-auditioned community chorus open to anyone who identifies as a woman. We are a diverse group of women united in our mission to perform music that celebrates and encourages women and the LGBTQ community." Rehearsals take place at the Center for Divine Love, 3617 Wyoming in the South Grand neighborhood. For more information: charischorus.org.
The New Music Circle presents its 2016 opening concert featuring Baltimore pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn and Chicago percussionist Frank Rosaly on Friday, January 22, at 7 PM. "New Music Circle audiences may recall hearing percussionist Frank Rosaly at a performance in 2013 with Joshua Abrams's Natural Information Society at Joe's Cafe. As we heard, unusual percussive devices such as found objects and electronic sounds are often included in his arsenal, and he is capable of transitioning from the most subtle sounds to intense outbursts, all in the same breath. Baltimore pedal steel guitarist, Susan Alcorn, will make her first time visit to St. Louis! Alcorn is a Baltimore based composer and instrumentalist who has received international recognition as an innovator of the pedal steel guitar. Alcorn elicits an expansive range of sounds from her instrument, from accessible country glissandos to Theremin like science fiction “noir” effects." The performance takes place at Joe's Café, 6014 Kingsbury. For more information: newmusiccircle.org.
The St. Louis Symphony's Crescendo Circle presents Sips and Symphonies, featuring a discussion/presentation on Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5, on Thursday, January 21 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. The event takes place at The Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information: tavern-of-fine-arts.blogspot.com.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Robertson presents Romantic Favorites Friday at 8 p.m., January 22. "David Robertson leads an evening devoted entirely to love and romance captured in music. From Mendelssohn's familiar Wedding March in A Midsummer Night's Dream, heard at countless weddings, to Mahler's hauntingly beautiful Adagietto, this concert is full of favorites that evoke the sounds of love in the air." The performance takes place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand.For more information: stlsymphony.org.
Wednesday, January 20, at 8 pm, The Sheldon Concert Hall presents Cellist Bjorn Ranheim and violinist Shawn Weil. "Cellist Bjorn Ranheim and violinist Shawn Weil, members of the St. Louis Symphony and genre-defying acoustic quartet, The 442s, present an eclectic program in collaboration with musical friends. Including virtuosic duos by Kodály and Stefan Freund, Schoenfield's sparkling "Café Music" with pianist Peter Henderson, and a new work by composer Adam Maness for The 442s and vocalist Brian Owens, this not-to-be-missed program has something for everyone!" The Sheldon is at 3648 Washington in Grand Center. For more information: thesheldon.org.
The Tavern of Fine Arts presents a concert by soprano Rebecca Drury on Saturday, January 23, at 8 p.m. The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information: tavern-of-fine-arts.blogspot.com.
The Tavern of Fine Arts presents the Nylönïcä Guitar Trio (David Ferrara, Mark Akin, Adam Gabbert) in an evening of trios, duos, and solos on Saturday, January 16, at 8 p.m. "Nylönïcä! is a St. Louis-based classical guitar trio specializing in modern classical and rock compositions arranged for guitar." The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information: tavern-of-fine-arts.blogspot.com.
Winter Opera St. Louis presents Mozart's comic opera Cosi fan Tutte Friday at 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM, January 22 and 24. Performances take place at The Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory School, 425 S. Lindbergh. For more information, visit winteroperastl.org.