African Musical Arts presents African Descent Composers for Strings on Sunday, November 6, at 3 p.m. "African-Descent Composers for Strings, featuring IMI Chamber Players, with guest violinist, Darwyn Apple, highlighting music by African-American composers Jean Rudy Perrault, Joseph Bologne (Chevalier, Saint-Georges), Perkinson-Taylor, George Walker, and Fred Onovwerosuoke, as as well as selected works by Clara Schumann, Webern and Ludwig van Beethoven." The concert takes place at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 6800 Washington in University City. For more information: africarts.org.
The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis presents Fall Classics…Music…Not Baseball on Monday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. "Part of the St. Louis Arts Experience. Amid the battle in the baseball world for supremacy in the Fall Classic, we offer some classics from the world of music. Enjoy classic favorites by Mozart, Chopin, Haydn, and Schubert. Concerts performed cabaret-style in the Sheldon Ballroom at 3648 Washington. For more information: chambermusicstl.org.
|The Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis|
The St. Louis Art Museum presents Made in America, a concert by the Confluence Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, November 6, at 1:30 p.m. "The Confluence Chamber Orchestra returns to the Saint Louis Art Museum's Family Sunday with two mini concerts of American music. Featured works are Leonard Bernstein's “America” from West Side Story, Jerome Kern's “Ol' Man River,” and “The Cascades,” Scott Joplin's musical description of the waterfalls on Art Hill during the 1904 World's Fair. Before each performance, children and adults are invited to a string instrument petting zoo. Admission is free." The concert takes place at Art Museum in Forest Park. For more information: confluencechamberorchestra.org.
|The St. Louis Chamber Chorus at St. Alphonsus Church|
The St. Louis Civic Orchestra presents Ballet and Beethoven on Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6, at 7 p.m. "Alexandra Ballet is pleased to announce its collaboration with the St. Louis Civic Orchestra! Come and enjoy as they work together to present a delightful indulgence for the eyes and ears! Together, they will perform excerpts from the Swan Lake Suite by Tchaikovsky: Black Swan, Dance of the Four Cygnets, Neapolitan, and Spanish." The concert takes place at the Purser Center at Logan University, 1851 Schoettler Rd in Chesterfield, MO. For more information: stlco.org.
Photo: Sheila Rock
The Touhill Performing Arts Center presents The Arianna String Quartet in Russian Melodiya on Friday, November 4, at 8 PM. "The Arianna Quartet opens their second concert with Prokofiev's revolutionary style, in his Quartet No.2, a mid-20th century masterpiece that is fueled by Russian folk music and instrumental traditions, and a gem of the quartet repertoire. Also on the program: Tchaikovsky's String Quarete No.2 and Nikolai Medtner's Piano Quintet in C Major, Op. posth. with pianist Alla Voskoboynikova. The program also includes music by Philip Glass and Beethoven. The Touhill Performing Arts Center in on the University of Missouri at St. Louis campus. For more information: touhill.org.