The Legacy of Tin Pan Alley
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

The Legacy of Tin Pan Alley

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                                                                                            

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Rise Up: Sounds of Protest
Aug
18
7:30 PM19:30

Rise Up: Sounds of Protest

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 general, $10 student

Frederic Rzewski                 Mayn Yingele
Shawn Jaeger                      Resignation
Ilse Weber                            Lullaby
Dmitri Shostakovich            String Quartet No. 8

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Giving Voice
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

Giving Voice

Shattering tradition in a traditional art form, these composers represent the underrepresented. Schickele 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. Students $10.

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

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Einav Yarden in concert to benefit GMF
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Einav Yarden in concert to benefit GMF

  • The Ethical Society of St. Louis (map)
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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

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Transcending Borders
Aug
20
3:00 PM15:00

Transcending Borders

  • St. Louis Jewish Community Center - Wool Studio Theater (map)
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Gesher is the Hebrew word for bridge, which couldn’t be more fitting for this program of works by Israeli and Palestinian composers. Join us as we use the power of music to build bridges and facilitate conversation between cultures and nations.

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Prayer for Peace
Aug
19
7:30 PM19:30

Prayer for Peace

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

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Beyond the Trenches
Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

Beyond the Trenches

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

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Docent tour of SLAM
Aug
13
1:00 PM13:00

Docent tour of SLAM

Enjoy an exclusive free docent lead tour of the St. Louis Art Museum's collection that connects with our "WAR & PEACE" 2017 Festival theme. 

Free, registration is required. Space is limited. These events fill up fast - reserve your spot today!

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Meet the Musicians
Aug
10
5:30 PM17:30

Meet the Musicians

Enjoy a casual happy hour of wine tastings, mingling and music as you get to meet the 2017 Festival Artists. An informal concert of music chosen by the artists will set the tone as we kick-off our 7th Festival. Free, no reservations 

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