Top Upcoming Classical Music Performances In St. Louis

Top Upcoming Classical Music Performances In St. Louis
There is nothing so sweet as the scent of the crisp autumn air and the start of the classical music season in St. Louis. Time seems to stand still for classical music lovers as they immerse themselves in the great works of this genre. And, it’s not just happenstance that St. Louis has a number of elegant, and convenient, venues for you to indulge your love of this wonderful art. Make sure to schedule at least one great performance on your fall calendar, and bring a friend or two.

“All Beethoven”

The St. Louis Symphony
718 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 534-1700
www.stlsymphony.org

Date: Nov. 15, 2014

Jun Märkl takes the stage on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Powell Hall to conduct an evening of “All Beethoven” with featured guests, pianist Orli Shaham and our own St. Louis Symphony violinists, Helen Kim and Xiaoxiao Qiang. Delight in the early works of this legendary master as you listen to Piano Concerto No. 1, Romance No. 1 in G major for Violin and Orchestra, Romance No. 2 in F major for Violin and Orchestra and Symphony No. 1. You don’t want to be late for this one. Lights dim at 8 p.m. sharp. If you can’t make the Saturday performance, take the family to the Sunday, November 16 matinee. Ticket prices range from $30 to $80 for individual seating.

“Four Seasons”
The St. Louis Symphony
718 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 534-1700
www.stlsymphony.org

Date: Dec. 5-7, 2014

Vivaldi, Barber and Wagner come to life as conductor Steven Jarvi directs soprano Kiera Duffy and violinists Jessica Cheng, Angie Smart, Jooyeon Kong and Allison Harney in a stunning presentation of “The Four Seasons.” Classical entertainment fills the weekend of December 5, 6 and 7, 2014 with 8 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday, and a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday. This event is one that will stimulate the senses with vibrant and unique sounds of nature through the changing seasons we all cherish in St. Louis. Ticket prices range from $32 to $65 for individual seating.

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Piano Studio Concert
The Blanch Touhill Performing Arts Center
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
(314) 516-4949
www.touhill.org

Date: Nov. 18, 2014

The genius of famed piano instructor Alla Voskoboynikova demonstrates itself through the talent of her students in the Lee Theater on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, among others, are represented in the evening’s programming. Come to hear the next great generation of musical brilliance and meet the artists after the concert in the elegance of the Lee Theater lobby. Check the website for information on ticket availability.

The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis
3526 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 941-6309
www.chambermusicstl.org

The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis was formed to educate, encourage and nurture chamber music of the highest quality. Its mission to support students and adults in appreciation of this form of art presents itself in a number of concerts, of the best caliber, in various venues throughout the St. Louis region.

On Monday and Tuesday, November 10 and 11, 2014, the Sheldon Concert Hall welcomes “Wine, Women and Song,” featuring the St. Louis Women’s HOPE Chorale, harpist Megan Stout and Roger Kaza and Todd Bowermaster on horns, performing music of Brahms, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy this cabaret style seating by bringing some friends. Reserve a table for four for only $136, or single seats at $36.

Again, on a Monday and Tuesday, December 1 and 2, 2014, CMSofSTL presents the Music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Wind Serenade is an updated collection of 18th century celebrations. Check the website for the entire season’s calendar and enjoy fabulous chamber music all year.

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Lisa Payne-Naeger, a native of the St. Louis area, is a freelance writer, blogger, political activist and a homeschooling mother of two children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.