Saturday, August 12, 2017

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of August 14, 2017

Sara Sitzer
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The Gesher Music Festival presents Beyond the Trenches on Thursday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. "In our third annual partnership with the Missouri History Museum, Gesher explores music from the World War I era. From America to Europe, the homefront to the trenches, you'll learn the stories behind the music from Gesher Artistic Director Sara Sitzer and hear live performances by the talented Gesher artists! Come early and view the World War I: Missouri and The Great War exhibit in the atrium just outside of the auditorium at the Museum. Free, no reservations." The event takes place at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. For more information:

The Gesher Music Festival presents Prayer for Peace on Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. "Art and music can tell the stories of war and conflict, but they can also shed rays of hope for a more peaceful future. PRAYER FOR PEACE highlights works by composers who have created beauty despite current events, and offers a chance for reflection and peace even in today's tumultuous world. " The event takes place at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity in University City. For more information:

The Gesher Music Festival presents Transcending Borders on Sunday, August 20 at 3 p.m. "Gesher is the Hebrew word for bridge, which couldn't be more fitting for this program of works by Israeli and Palestinian composers. Join us as we use the power of music to build bridges and facilitate conversation between cultures and nations." The event takes place at the JCCA, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. For more information:

Sangeetha presents a South Indian (Carnatic) style vocal concert on Saturday, August 26, at 7 p.m. The featured performer is "Ms Vidya Anand, an accomplished musician and teacher based in St. Louis for more than fifteen years. She has performed in many concerts and has also trained many students some of whom have reached the level of singing on their own in solo concert performances. Ms. Anand will be accompanied by Mr. Shiva Sankalp of Columbia, MO, on the violin and Mr. Ram Lakshmanan, another St. Louis based artist, on the mridangam". The concert takes place at the Midwest Conservatory of Music, 15977 Clayton Road. For more information:

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