The Pulitzer Arts Foundation presents members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performing contemporary chamber works on Wednesday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. The performance takes place in the newly renovated space at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 3716 Washington. For more information: pulitzerarts.org/program/st-louis-symphony-concert-series
Second Presbyterian Church presents Advent Vespers on Sunday, December 4, at 4 p.m. "The Second Church Chorale and Orchestra present portions of Edward Elgar's The Apostles. The Vespers also includes hymns, readings, and music for handbell choir." The church is at 4501 Westminster Place in the Central West End. For more information: secondchurch.net.
The Sheldon Concert Hall presents the contemporary chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound on Thursday, December 1, at 8 PM. "The ensemble performs the newest music being composed today with energetic virtuosity and a sense of adventure, creating programs that not only span a wide range of styles, but also transform the traditional concert experience itself." The Sheldon is at 3648 Washington in Grand Center. For more information: thesheldon.org.
Ward Stare conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and violin soloist David Halen in a suite from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty ballet, the complete second act of The Nutcracker, and Borodin's Prince Igor Overture. The Nutcracker selections will be accompanied by projected visuals presented in partnership with the Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m., December 2 - 4, at Powell Hall in Grand Center. For more information: stlsymphony.org.
The University City Symphony Orchestra presents Family Reunion in Austria on Sunday, December 4, at 3 p.m. "The program for "Family Reunion in Austria" will highlight the musical legacy of arguably the most famous Austrian composer families. We invite you to contrast, compare, and enjoy the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his father, Leopold, as well as the amazing Strauss Family of composer/musicians. Our featured soloist will be Thomas Jöstlein, Associate Principal Horn for the St. Louis Symphony. The concert is FREE and open to the public." The performance takes place at All Saints Catholic Church, 6403 Clemens in University City. For more information: ucso.org.