Monday, August 01, 2016

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of August 1, 2016

The Compton Heights Concert Band
Photo: Jim Sparks
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The Compton Heights Concert Band presents free Musical Mondays concerts featuring marches, show tunes and classical favorites at Mondays at 7:30 p.m. through August 8. This week (August 1) is Band Showcase Night. The concert takes place in Tower Grove Park at the historic Henry Shaw Bandstand. For more information: chband.org.

The Compton Heights Concert Band presents free Sunday Serenades concerts featuring marches, show tunes and classical favorites on Sundays at 7:30 PM through August 7. The soloist this week (August 7) is tenor Hugh Smith The concerts takes place in Francis Park at Donovan and Eichelberger on the Compton Heights Band's "Carol Joy Brooks Memorial" Stage. For more information: chband.org.

The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center presents the Orchestrating Diversity Summer Concert on Sunday, August 7, at 3 p.m. "The students musicians and community players have worked countless hours to prepare a truly moving program. We'll begin with the exciting Rossini “La gazza ladra” (The Thieving Magpie) Overture. Then, our own David Brown will perform the thrillingly difficult Saint-Sa├źns Cello Concerto No.1, Op.33. The concert concludes with the singular, noble, and deeply personal Schumann Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61." The performance takes place at Pilgrim Congretational Church, 826 Union in the Central West End. For more information: lemp-arts.org

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