Presented in conjunction with the MUNY Memories exhibit, this program explores the impact of Tin Pan Alley on the trajectory of both popular and classical music in the 20th century with the music of Gershwin, Berlin, Joplin, Copland, Ravel, Milhaud and more. Artistic Director Sara Sitzer narrates this fascinating and fun history alongside performances by the world-class Gesher artists.
Free, no reservations required.
Gershwin Three Preludes, I’ve Got Rhythm, Summertime
Ravel Violin Sonata: Blues
Arlen Stormy Weather
Loesser If I Were A Bell
Copland Movement for String Quartet
Joplin Maple Leaf Rag
Berlin Alexander’s Ragtime Band
Debussy Golliwog’s Cakewalk
Milhaud Caramel Mou
Bernstein Piano Trio, Movement 2
Composers who express the struggles of their times through music, from the heartbreaking melodies that arose under Hitler's reign to Shostakovich's searing musical voice under Stalin's brutal regime, and even a contemporary composer's take on modern-day politics in America.
$20 - tickets on sale June 1
Frederic Rzewski Mayn Yingele
Shawn Jaeger Resignation
Ilse Weber Lullaby
Dmitri Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8
Shattering tradition in a traditional art form, these composers represent the underrepresented. Shickele brings to voice the extinct, the recently rediscovered Florence Price gives voice to early female and African-American composers alike, and Klein’s voice, once silenced by the Nazis, soars and uplifts. Meet local composer LJ White as we give the St. Louis premiere of Way Down Yonder.
$20 includes post concert reception with the artists and composer. Tickets on sale June 1.
Gidon Klein String Trio
Matthew Schickele Since 1500
Florence Price Negro Folksongs in Counterpoint
LJ White Way Down Yonder
Betty Olivero Suite from The Golem
Celebrated Israeli pianist Einav Yarden in concert to benefit the Gesher Music Festival! Enjoy this rare opportunity to hear this artist AND support the Gesher Music Festival!
Beethoven Bagatelles op. 33 nos. 1, 2, 3 and 7
Bartok Bagatelles op. 6, nos. 1-7
Haydn Piano Sonata in A major, Hob. XVI/26
Schumann Three Fantasy Pieces, Op. 111
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Schumann Fantasy in C major, op. 17
Also available at the door
Art and music can tell the stories of war and conflict, but they can also shed rays of hope for a more peaceful future. PRAYER FOR PEACE highlights works by composers who have created beauty despite current events, and offers a chance for reflection and peace even in today’s tumultuous world. $20 includes drink ticket
In our third annual partnership with the Missouri History Museum, Gesher explores music from the World War I era. From America to Europe, the homefront to the trenches, you’ll learn the stories behind the music from Gesher Artistic Director Sara Sitzer and hear live performances by the talented Gesher artists! Come early and view the World War I: Missouri and The Great War exhibit in the atrium just outside of the auditorium at the Museum. Free, no reservations