Sunday, December 11, 2016

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of December 12, 2016

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BandTogether presents a In a Christmas Mood on Saturday, December 17, at 8 PM. "Celebrate the holiday season with a night of music showcasing the most wonderful time of the year. You'll hear all your favorite classics and a mix of new and original pieces that you'll love. Join Rudolph, Frosty, and the rest of your favorite holiday characters, and help us celebrate our 20th anniversary holiday concert with a packed house enjoying the sounds of the season!" The performance takes place at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity in University City, MO. For more information:

The St. Louis Brass Band presents Christmas Wrapped in Brass on Sunday, December 18, at 2:30 p.m. "Favorites, both new and old, all with the Brass Band twist, will bring the spirit of the Season to the young and the old at this concert in the heart of the holiday time. A special visit from the Man from the North Pole is always a highlight. The Saint Louis Youth Brass Band will make its first appearance of the 2016-17 season so it will be two bands for the price of one!" The concert takes place at The Florissant Civic Center Theatre, 1 James J. Eagen Drive in Florissant. For more information:

The St. Louis Chamber Chorus
The St. Louis Chamber Chorus presents Concert Three: Rejoice—A Baltic Christmas on Sunday, December 18, at 3 p.m. "Memorable evocations of the season from Scandinavia offered by Grieg, Nielsen, and Sibelius, with a modern classic from Estonia, the Seven Advent Antiphons by Arvo Part, new works from Einojuhani Rautavaara & Marten Jansson, and a commission from Eriks Esenvalds." The concert takes place at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 315 Graham Road in Florissant. For more information:

The St. Louis Low Brass Collective presents a Holiday Low Brass Play-Along on Saturday, December 17, starting at 10 a.m. "Participants will rehearse from 10 to 11 a.m. and the performance will take place at noon. This event is free and open to low brass musicians of all ages and abilities. Chairs will be provided, but if possible bring a stand. Festive dress is encouraged but not necessary." The event takes place at the in the Shoenberg Auditorium at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw. For more information:

Steven Jarvi
Steven Jarvi conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra along with the Holiday Festival Chorus and soloist Nicole Parker in the Mercy Holiday Celebration Friday and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., December 16-18. "Glad tidings we bring this holiday season at the fantastically decorated Powell Hall! Join the St. Louis Symphony and Holiday Festival Chorus for a concert full of timeless holiday classics and, of course, a special visit with jolly ol' St. Nick! See why over 11,000 St. Louisans make this their annual holiday tradition." The concerts take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

The Sheldon Concert Hall presents the contemporary chamber ensemble Alarm Will Sound on Thursday, December 15, 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:

The Washington University Department of Music presents a Guitar Gala on Sunday, December 18, at 3 p.m. The performance takes place in Graham Chapel on the Washington University campus. For more information,

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