Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Announces the Move to Its New Home in the Sheldon Ballroom
ST. LOUIS (MO) – June 25, 2011– Chamber Music Society of St. Louis and The Sheldon announced today that the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis will be moving its home from The Kranzberg Arts Center, Studio to The Sheldon Ballroom beginning with the 2011-12 season. Recent discussions between The Sheldon and Chamber Music Society of St. Louis have resulted in a partnership that brings CMSSL’s intriguing style of chamber music to The Sheldon and provides a venue to accommodate the rapid growth of CMSSL audiences. With the support of Grand Center, Inc., the Chamber Music Society began performing in the Grand Center District at the Kranzberg Arts Center Studio with their 2009-10 season. The popularity of their informal and accessible chamber concerts grew rapidly, which necessitated looking for a venue that will provide potential to expand, yet maintain, the excitement that their intimate cabaret style format provides. Chamber Music Society of St. Louis will continue to maintain a presence in the Kranzberg Arts Center with educational events and special concerts that are appropriate for that venue. “We are thrilled to have had such growth in such a short amount of time. We are looking forward to our new collaboration with The Sheldon and the possibility to expand our season and our audiences. We also are happy that our patrons will only need to move around the corner to our new home in Grand Center,” says Marc Gordon, Artistic Director, Chamber Music Society of St. Louis.
Many familiar performers to CMSSL audiences will again be performing in the 2011-12 season including, St. Louis Symphony Concertmaster David Halen, pianist Patti Wolf, soprano Miran Halen, clarinetist Jane Carl, English horn and oboist Marc Gordon, St. Louis Symphony musicians Principal Horn Roger Kaza, flutist Jennifer Nitchman, violinist Kristin Ahlstrom violist Susan Gordon, cellists Alvin McCall and Bjorn Ranheim, bassist Carolyn White and bassoonist Felicia Foland.
New faces to appear in concerts include St. Louis Symphony Assistant Concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer, St. Louis Symphony Assistant Principal Viola Christian Woehr, Symphony horn player Tod Bowermaster and drummer John Kasica plus saxophonist Steve Duke, Distinguished Research Professor of Music, Emeritus at Northern Illinois and pianist Alla Voskoboynikova, Coordinator of Piano Studies at University of Missouri-St. Louis.
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