Saturday, February 10, 2018

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of February 12, 2018

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The St. Louis Civic Orchestra performs on Saturday, February 17, at 7 p.m. "The St. Louis Civic Orchestra, under the guest direction of Mr. Barry Ford, is excited to present Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony, Bernstien's Overture to Candide, and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante. Additionally, the orchestra is pleased to share the stage with 7th grade orchestra students from Parkway Northeast Middle School." The concert takes place at the Purser Center at Logan University, 1851 Schoettler Rd in Chesterfield, MO. For more information:

Rufus Wainwright
Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright performs with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on Friday, February 16, at 7:30 pm. "Having collaborated with artists including Elton John, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys and producer Mark Ronson amongst others, he has been praised by The New York Times for his “genuine originality,” where he has established himself as one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation." The concert takes place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

Matthew Halls conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and clarinet soloist Scott Andrews Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm, February 17 and 18. The program consists of Schubert's Symphony No. 3, Carl Maria von Weber's Clarinet Concerto No. 1, and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 1 (written when the composer was 15). The concerts take place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

The Ritz Chamber Players
The Washington University Department of Music presents The Ritz Chamber Players on Friday, February 16 at 7:30 pm. "The Ritz Chamber Players, the nation's first chamber music ensemble series comprised solely of accomplished musicians spanning the African diaspora, brings a fresh, new energy to the classical music genre. The Ritz Chamber Players include some of the world's most accomplished musicians. They have performed with the most prestigious musical organizations such as the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and London Symphony." The concert, which includes music by Mozart, Saint-Saƫns, and Astor Piazzola, takes place in the Lee Concert Hall at the 560 Music Center at 560 Trinity in University City. For more information, or call 314-935-5566.

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