Artistic Director and flutist Jennifer Gartley introduces our new series:
CHAMBER PROJECT ON TAP
Before I moved to Saint Louis, I am going to have to admit I did not like beer. I just didn't. I mean, I was over my horrible amaretto sour stage, but beer was not at the top of my list. But when you move to Saint Louis, you better saddle up because beer is KING. STL is the home of Budweiser, you can walk out of your house in the city in the morning and smell the hops/seeds/barley, or whatever it is they are brewing, and know you are in the Lou.
There is a craft beer revolution going on in Saint Louis too, and it is exciting, and good for the city, and really really tasty. Personally, I've been able to explore my tastes with my local brew masters over at the Civil Life, Urban Chestnut, Six Row, 4Hands, Schlafly... and I know I don't like the beers that taste like perfumed flowers, but I do like the stouts, and a good black ale. And it can be a little less intimidating than wine (which is also pretty darn good, but if I'm being honest, I can't tell the difference between a Pinot Noir and a Merlot, but I pretend to). You can learn a little but more about the viewpoint of some of these craft breweries in the trailer for their movie here: http://www.craftinganation.com/ - but if you don't have time, it really comes down to community, and making people happy, and locally supported businesses. What can that do for a city? A community?
Well, obviously, this sounds SO up the Chamber Project alley - all about people, connecting with our community, making St. Louis a better place to live... But beer and classical music in a bar? Does that work?
It's happening all over the country, and our experiments with it have show a demand for it! Check out this piece on the Cleveland Orchestra in a local Cleveland bar, breaking down barriers and finding new audiences. Pretty cool, huh?
We want to bring together all that St. Louis has to offer - great music, great beer and great people, all ON TAP just for you. We are proud to partner with Schlafly Beer and 4 Hands Brewing Co. along with the Tavern of the Fine Arts to try this out this season - come and raise a glass with us, it's going to be fun. Cheers!
CHAMBER PROJECT ON TAP
Tavern of Fine Arts - OCT 23, 7:30pm
Schlafly Tap Room - JAN 29, 7:00pm
4 Hands Brewing Co. - MAY 6, 7:00pm