WINDOW at The 560
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

WINDOW at The 560

We open our twelfth season with a program challenging our senses to go beyond what we can see, with inspiration drawn from architecture specific to St Louis and a melody from the steppes of Uzbekistan. The program begins with a piece by Kristin Kuster exploring the work of architect Tadao Ando. Ando, who designed the Pulitzer Museum in St. Louis, uses the hardest of materials - steel and concrete - but also considers intangibles such as light and wind as they appeal to our senses. Khachaturian synthesizes the rhythms and melodies of his homeland into a sonic looking glass, bringing the listener to a far-away world. Music by Haydn transports us back in time to a world both familiar and unknown. We conclude this program with a new work by St. Louis composer David Werfelmann.

Kristin Kuster, Ando: light against shade
Franz Joseph Haydn, Trio No. 2, Op. 100 for flute, violin and cello
Aram Khachaturian,
Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano
David Werfelmann*,
Commission - World Premiere

Jennifer Gartley, flute
Dana Hotle, clarinet
Jane Price, violin
Eli Lara, cello
Kelly Karamanov, piano
Jeff Barudin, percussion

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RESILIENT at projects+gallery
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

RESILIENT at projects+gallery

Complimentary drinks with tickets.
Our first partnership with projects+gallery in the Central West End!

Often, the lens we use to hear music changes with the passage of time. Despite early popularity, Mendelssohn was met with anti-semitism and denigration of his work. Though he was not regarded as a success during his lifetime, his work is now treasured for its creative originality. Growing up in the American South, Florence Price fought hard for her success in a country divided by race and deeply ingrained gender roles. Nearly 20 years after the heartbreaking tragedy of 9/11, Cindy McTee’s Adagio provides us with a chance to respond, contemplate, and heal.

Cindy McTee, Adagio
Florence Price, Five Folk Songs
Felix Mendelssohn, String Quintet No 2

Kyle Lombard, violin
Jane Price, violin
Amy Greenhalgh, viola
Laura Reycraft, viola
Valentina Takova, cello

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BEAUTY at CAM
Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

BEAUTY at CAM

  • Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (map)
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Drinks available for purchase during concert.

Redefining the ideal. Who gets to decide whats beautiful and why? From the old tradition of Brahms, to the new pop infused, multicultural sounds of Dinuk Wijerante, and new sounds from one of St. Louis' most creative and original musicians, Syna So Pro, the music on this program will give you new ways to hear old sounds.


Dinuk Wijeratne, Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems
Syna So Pro, World Premiere (commission)
Johannes Brahms, Sextet In G major

Kyle Lombard, violin
Jane Price, violin
Laura Reycraft, viola
Joanna Mendoza, viola
Valentina Takova, cello
Tim Weddle, bass

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RECESS at Jefferson College
Feb
4
7:30 PM19:30

RECESS at Jefferson College

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A playful program of music for winds, this concert is sure to please. Inspired by local composer LJ White’s duet for clarinets, Big Fish, we asked him to write a new piece for this concert which also features a thrilling work by Valerie Coleman and some beloved music for winds not often heard.

LJ White, Big Fish
Jean Françaix, Sixtuor
LJ White, New work for wind quartet
Valerie Coleman, Tzigane

Jennifer Gartley, flute
Cally Banham, oboe
Dana Hotle, clarinet
Tzuying Huang, clarinet and bass clarinet
Ellen Connors, bassoon
Tricia Jöstlein, horn

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RECESS at Schlafly
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

RECESS at Schlafly

  • Jefferson College Fine Arts Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drinks available for purchase before, during and after the concert in the event space. Food available in the restaraunt downstairs before and after the concert.

Let’s have some fun, we’re giving a concert in a brewery after all! A playful program of music for winds, this concert is sure to please. Inspired by local composer LJ White’s duet for clarinets, Big Fish, we asked him to write a new piece for this concert which also features a thrilling work by Valerie Coleman and some beloved music for winds not often heard.

LJ White, Big Fish
Jean Françaix, Sixtuor
LJ White, New work for wind quartet
Valerie Coleman, Tzigane

Jennifer Gartley, flute
Cally Banham, oboe
Dana Hotle, clarinet
Tzuying Huang, clarinet and bass clarinet
Ellen Connors, bassoon
Tricia Jöstlein, horn

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TENACITY at World Chess Hall of Fame
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

TENACITY at World Chess Hall of Fame

Complimentary beverage and appetizers before concert.

Beautiful, haunting, and inspiring music for flute, harp and strings expresses the full range of human experience. TENACITY explores works by composers dealing with subjects almost too painful to bear, coupled with composers on the other side of tragedy, revealing the hope beyond the pain. Nilou Nour, a young Iranian-American composer, dives into humanity’s psychological depths in a piece that reflects upon the work of the White Helmets in Syria. After serving in the front lines of both World Wars, the composer Laszlo Lajtha was responsible for the return of radio broadcasts to post-war Budapest. In his Harp Quintet, we hear the relief following the war and the survival of spirit through conflict. Opening the program is Perkinson’s last unfinished work, Elegy, a symbolic finish to the work of a great African-American composer. Beautiful, haunting, and inspiring music for flute, harp and strings expresses the full range of human experience.

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Elegy
Nilou Nour*,
White Helmets as Death
Jacques Ibert, Deux Interludes   
Lászlo Lajtha,
Harp Quintet No 2    

Megan Stout, harp
Jennifer Gartley, flute
Kyle Lombard, violin
Laura Reycraft, viola
Valentina Takova, cello

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TENACITY at The Chapel
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

TENACITY at The Chapel

The Chapel has been renovated and is now ADA accessible and has a small park in front!
Two drinks included with ticket purchase,
This venue typically sells out.

Beautiful, haunting, and inspiring music for flute, harp and strings expresses the full range of human experience. TENACITY explores works by composers dealing with subjects almost too painful to bear, coupled with composers on the other side of tragedy, revealing the hope beyond the pain. Nilou Nour, a young Iranian-American composer, dives into humanity’s psychological depths in a piece that reflects upon the work of the White Helmets in Syria. After serving in the front lines of both World Wars, the composer Laszlo Lajtha was responsible for the return of radio broadcasts to post-war Budapest. In his Harp Quintet, we hear the relief following the war and the survival of spirit through conflict. Opening the program is Perkinson’s last unfinished work, Elegy, a symbolic finish to the work of a great African-American composer. Beautiful, haunting, and inspiring music for flute, harp and strings expresses the full range of human experience.

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Elegy
Nilou Nour*,
White Helmets as Death
Jacques Ibert, Deux Interludes   
Lászlo Lajtha,
Harp Quintet No 2    

Megan Stout, harp
Jennifer Gartley, flute
Kyle Lombard, violin
Laura Reycraft, viola
Valentina Takova, cello

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CONFLUENCE at The Missouri History Museum
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

CONFLUENCE at The Missouri History Museum

We frame this program, and our season, as the joining of musical ideas - as in two rivers combining to make a larger whole. In Ennanga, we hear the influence of the Ugandan harp set into Still’s percussive textures. Kim Portnoy combines elements of jazz, the American musical, and classical idioms. Missouri native Shelley Washington captures her mid-western upbringing in a piece dedicated to her family in Middleground. In his last published work, globetrotting Martinů wields a lifetime of knowledge, using a palette of sounds evoking minimalism and a touch of jazz.

This is our third annual program in collaboration with the Missouri History Museum. This concert is presented as part of the Mighty Mississippi exhibit.

William Grant Still, Ennanga
Kim Portnoy*, From an Imaginary Musical  
Shelley Washington*,
Middleground
Bohuslav Martinů,
Chamber Music No 1  

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CHOICE at The Sheldon
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

CHOICE at The Sheldon

Drinks available for purchase.

Our popular Annual Audience Choice Concert, now in a larger venue! This concert has been selling out for years, so we’ve moved it to a larger space. Enjoy the music most loved by our audience from the past 6 concerts in the perfect acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall.

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