The Cathedral Concerts Chamber Music Series presents members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in a program of music by Bach, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich on Monday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. The concert takes place at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 7148 Forsyth in University City For more information: www.cathedralconcerts.org.
The Cathedral Concerts Chamber Music Series presents members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in a program of music by Bach, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich on Thursday, September 15, at 7:30 p.m. The concert takes place at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church in Des Peres. For more information: www.cathedralconcerts.org.
First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood presents a concert by The Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis on Sunday, September 18, at 7 p.m. "The Metropolitan Orchestra of Saint Louis is joined in concert with pianist Dominic Cheli and The 442's. Allen Carl Larson, Conductor Laureate, will conduct. On the program: Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri Overture and Beethoven's Piano concerto No. 4." First Presbyterian Church is at 100 East Adams in Kirkwood. For more information: metro-orch.org.
Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents the contemporary chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound performing Donnacha Dennehy's opera The Hunger on Saturday, September 17, at 8 PM. “Underdog history comes to life through new music and old Irish songs in composer Donnacha Dennehy's opera about the Great Famine of 1845-52, rooted in Asenath Nicholson's harrowing first-person account in Annals of the Famine in Ireland. Featuring acclaimed ensemble Alarm Will Sound and celebrated Irish folk singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, The Hunger imagines soprano Katherine Manley as Nicholson and Ó Lionáird as the voice of the voiceless, with instrumentalists integrated into the staging.” The performance takes place at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri at St. Louis campus. For more information: touhill.org.
David Robertson conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and vocal soloists Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., September 16 and 17. "Opening weekend, celebrate the 90th anniversary of Lindbergh's historic flight across the Atlantic with the STL Symphony and Chorus. Inspired by the pilot's account of his solo flight, Kurt Weill brings to life that monumental achievement with The Flight of Lindbergh while Pierre Boulez's work Dialogue de l'ombre double evokes the feeling of solitude in flight. The program comes to a spectacular conclusion with Debussy's La Mer, depicting the beautiful waves and winds of the Atlantic in which the Spirit of St. Louis soared above triumphantly." The concerts take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information: stlsymphony.org.
The St. Louis Wind Symphony performs its opening concert of the season on Sunday, September 18, at 3 PM. "The Saint Louis Wind Symphony is the premier wind ensemble in the St. Louis area, dedicated to the quality performance of serious literature for wind groups of all sizes. Four major concerts, one chamber concerts, additional Christmas and summer concerts each year draw hundreds of listeners to a variety of venues and include compositions from classic and contemporary wind band composers including: Persichetti, Holst, Copland, Grainger, Reed, Spears, Sparke and many more. The finest literature for wind band, including overtures, transcriptions, symphonies, marches, and new pieces by renowned composers are available to audiences free of charge." The performance takes place in the Viragh Center on the Chaminade School campus in on North Lindbergh in Ladue. For more information: stlwindsym.org.