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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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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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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