Sunday, November 25, 2018

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of November 26, 2018

Concerts this week include a big Bruckner symphony at Powell Hall and a Muny tribute at the History Museum.

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The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis presents Elegance and Romance on Saturday, December 1, at 4 pm. "Mozart composed some of the most elegant music ever written. Tchaikovsky wrote some of the most passionate and romantic. Savor one of the most beloved compositions from each." The concert takes place at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity in University City. For more information:

CHARIS, the St. Louis Women's Chorus, presents Meet Me at the Muny on Friday and Saturday, November 30 and December 1, at 8 pm. "In addition to featuring numbers from the many Broadway shows that have made their way to the Muny stage including 42nd Street, Les Miserable, Aida, and Spamalot, the concert will celebrate musical theater's recognized history as a venue of safety and affirmation for members of the LGBTQ community, as exemplified in shows like Rent, Fun Home, and others. " The performances take place in the auditorium at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. For more information:

Eliot Unitarian Chapel presents a Friends of Music concert featuring the Arianna String Quartet on Sunday, December 2, at 3 pm. The concert takes place at Eliot Unitarian Chapel is at 100 South Argonne in Kirkwood. For more information:

The New Music Circle presents composer and keyboard player Lonnie Holley in concert on Saturday, December 1, at 7 pm. "For four decades, Lonnie Holley has devoted his life to the practice of improvisational creativity. His art and music, born out of struggle, hardship, but perhaps more importantly, out of furious curiosity and biological necessity, has manifested itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and more recently performance and recordings. The layers of sound are the result of years of evolving experimentation; improvised on the spot, Holley’s sounds and lyrics morph with every event, concert, and recording." The performance takes place at Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp. For more information:

St. Louis Cathedral Concerts presents Christmas at the Cathedral on Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm, December 1 and 2. "Celebrate the joy of the music of Advent and Christmas at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. The St. Louis Archdiocesan Choirs & Orchestra will fill the Cathedral with the sounds of the season, featuring Vivaldi's Gloria." The performance takes place at The Cathedral Basilica on Lindell in the Central West End. For more information:

The St. Louis Civic Orchestra presents a Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 2, at 3 pm. "The St. Louis Civic Orchestra has invited the talented and entertaining quartet Vocal Spectrum to be guest performers on December 2nd. Choir students from Parkway Northeast Middle School will also take the stage for this fun, family-centered holiday concert." The concert takes place at the Purser Center at Logan University, 1851 Schoettler Rd in Chesterfield, MO. For more information:

John Storgårds
John Storgårds conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and pianist Ingrid Fliter Friday at 10:30 am and Saturday at 8 pm, November 30 and December 1. The program consists of Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 Performances take place at Powell Hall in Grand Center. For more information:

Kevin McBeth conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr., on Sunday, December 2, at 7 pm. "The one, the only Leslie Odom, Jr. returns to perform with the SLSO this holiday season. Enjoy an extraordinary evening of melodies from his Simply Christmas album featuring jazz renditions of classic Christmas songs and hits from his debut solo album that quickly rose to number one on the Billboard and iTunes Jazz charts. Share the holiday cheer with family and friends, while watching the talented Leslie Odom, Jr." The performance takes place at Powell Hall in Grand Center. For more information:

The Touhill Performing Arts Center presents soprano Stella Markou in Love is Where You Find It on Tuesday, November 27, at 7:30 p.m. Performing with her are guest artists Alla Voskoboynikova, piano; Benedetta Orsi, mezzo-soprano; and Vincent Varvel, guitar. The program includes music by Debussy, Satie, Menotti, Delibes, and others. The Touhill Center is on the campus of the University of Missouri at St. Louis. For more information:

The Washington University Department of Music presents Solisti STL on Sunday, December 2, at 3 pm. The concert includes music Griffes, Beethoven, and Zhou Long and takes place in the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity in University City. For more information,

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