Sunday, May 01, 2016

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of May 2, 2016

The Arianna String Quartet
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The Touhill Performing Arts Center presents The Arianna String Quartet in Beethoven's Triumps on Friday, May 6, at 8 PM. "The ASQ's season finale begins with Edvard Grieg's electrifying String Quartet in G minor, Op.27, an audience favorite that soars with a breadth of expression and powerful resonance like no other in the string quartet repertoire. The Arianna Quartet brings their 2015-16 series to a close with Beethoven's monumental late string quartet, the Quartet in C# minor, Op.131. As a musical testament to the power and fragility of the human experience, Beethoven's creation is a timeless masterpiece that offers hope, strength and insight into the complexity of humankind's emotional and intellectual existence." The Touhill Performing Arts Center in on the University of Missouri at St. Louis campus. For more information:

The St. Louis Children's Choirs present their Spring Concert on Sunday, May 7, at 2 and 7 p.m. "Music Makers, Children's Choirs 1A, Chorale 2A and 2UC, and Choristers will perform a variety of music to include Broadway songs, world music, classical favorites, and music from Americana." The concerts take place at in the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on the Lindenwood University campus in St. Charles. For more information:

Christine Brewer
David Robertson conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus along with soloists Christine Brewer, soprano, and Kathleen Mattis, viola, on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., May 6-8. The program includes Hosts's The Planets, Vaughan-Williams's Flos campi, and Berg's Altenberg Lieder. Performances take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand. For more information:

On Monday, at 8 p.m., The Tavern of Fine Arts presents classical guitarist Bryan Albert in an evening of raditional classical and jazz tunes, 90s alternative, and Mr. Albert's own compositions. The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information:

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