Chamber music Stl

September 2023

Attend the Rader Young Artist Competition

On Sunday, October 29th at 3pm the Chamber Music Society of Saint Louis will hold the final round of the Rader Young Artist Competition. This free event will be held at the First Congregational Church of Webster Groves and is open to the public. Students interested in applying may do so here. The application deadline is October 15th. The three member jury will be Andrew François, Hannah Ji, and Brian Woods. ← REVIEW: Passes the Torch from Bach to Schubert

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Classic 107.3 Interview

CEO & General Manager Julie Schuster interviews Andrew Greene and Marc Gordon about October 30 “Fright Night” movie concert.   Two silent movie shorts on the big screen as CMSSL musicians perform the music live.              Buster Keaton in COPS (1922)            Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy in HABEAS CORPUS (1928) We are collaborating with Cinema St. Louis at the Hi-Pointe Theatre for this one-night only special concert.              

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Dear Chamber Family, We are now one week away from the exciting opening concert of our 15th Anniversary Season. One of the most distinguished musicians around the world, Nicholas McGegan, will be the Guest Artist leading CMSSL musicians on Monday September 18 in works by distinguished composers; Bach, Telemann, Haydn and Schubert. The program, “Romancing The Baroque”, will have a harpsichord concerto by Bach with Charles Metz as soloist and a concerto for 2 horns by Telemann featuring Roger Kaza and Thomas Jöstlein. You can enjoy the music and the fun along with a post-concert reception to celebrate the opening of this special season and visit with Maestro McGegan. While we will be returning to our cabaret-style seating this season, the Monday September 18 program with Nicholas McGegan has a large group of musicians performing. So the concert will take place in the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall at the 560 Music Center. This program is open seating and with 1,000 seats available, you will have your choice of places to sit. Concert time is 7:30pm and you can purchase tickets HERE CMSSL SUBSCRIBERS Your e-tickets were sent to you via e-mail. If you have not received them, please call CMSSL at 314-941-6309 so we can be sure you enjoy a smooth experience as we begin this exciting 15th Anniversary Season. Marc


An Unfinished Story of Sarah Bryan Miller: Directed by Miran Halen

St. Louis International Film Festival 2023 showing on Wednesday, November 15 at 7:15. The screening will be at the Alamo Drafthouse, 3700 Forest Park Ave, 63108. Bryan was the classical music critic for more than 20 years at the St Louis Post-Dispatch and a former Press Club Media Person of the Year. In “The Places Music Has Taken Me: An Unfinished Story of Sarah Bryan Miller,” acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin, artistic leaders, colleagues, and friends throughout the country pay tribute to Bryan and the importance the role of classical music reviewer plays in cultural life, particularly today.

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Greetings to All Chamber Friends: All of us at Chamber Music Society of St. Louis hope you will join us in wishing our favorite Maestro, Leonard Slatkin, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on this September 1. You can salute the occasion by tuning in to Classic 107.3 for The Chamber At Home on Saturday afternoon at 4pm or the rebroadcast on Tuesday morning at 10am. This week’s broadcast features the wind instruments in ”The Winds Blow Back” with Leonard Slatkin conducting music by Gounod, Dvo?ák and Stravinsky. Details are HERE. If you choose to listen at the Saturday time, be aware that the start time can vary (earlier or later) depending on the length of the opera, which precedes The Chamber At Home. It is only a matter of weeks until we open our 15th Anniversary Season with Guest Artist Nicholas McGegan and “Romancing The Baroque”. Note that Nic’s appearance on September 18 with CMSSL will be his only concert this year in St. Louis. He will lead CMSSL musicians in a program of music that includes a much-loved keyboard concerto by Bach with harpsichordist Charles Metz and a concerto for 2 horns by Telemann with soloists Roger Kaza and Thomas Jöstlein. Rounding out the program are 2 enchanting symphonies, Haydn #83 and Schubert #5. You can find information HERE. I hope everyone has a restful and safe Labor Day Weekend, Marc TICKETS