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TENACITY at The Chapel

  • The Chapel Venue 6238 Alexander Drive St. Louis, MO, 63105 United States (map)

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