Chamber music Stl

May 2024

Vintage Gala Kick-off Event

Read “Fashion-Filled Evening Kicks Off Upcoming Gala” by Joan Berkman / Photos by Suzy Gorman Read more about our “Vintage” Gala here Event Chair Miran Halen with Co-Chairs Becky Domyan and Amalia Pfannenstiel Lori Lock, Joan Berkman Arlene Maminta Browne, Jane Roodman Weiss, Galia Movitz Melissa Miller, Kelly Bagwe, Heidi Gorham Adam Foster’s Fine Jewelry, St. Louis Ted Wight, Suzie Nall, Sagy (Saruul) Purev Gala Kick-off Hosts Adam Foster and Mary Steward Amalia Pfannenstiel Kelly Bagwe Fashion design by Alex Teih, New York Barbara Barenholtz Sagy (Saruul) Purev, Miran Halen, Ali Breitbach, Amalia Pfannenstiel Marc Gordon and Cindy McTee Slatkin Watch Video of Event HERE Naomi Fitzgerald De Grave, Charles Whimper Becky Domyan

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May 6 Concert Review: “Popular Fare Need Not Be Light Entertainment”

“…The selections never lacked for tappable rhythms and hummable melodies…” READ REVIEW in St. Louis American by Chris King Review Prelude: “The St. Louis American Foundation was not alone in paying posthumous recognition to Michael F. Neidorff in 2024. The recipient of an unprecedented posthumous award at the foundation’s 2024 Salute to Excellence in Business, Neidorff also is the namesake of the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis’ 15th Anniversary concert series this year. The society’s Vienna-themed performance on Monday, May 6 was so lively and life-affirming that it called death itself into question.”

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CITY OF MUSIC AND ATTENTION PIANISTS

Hello Chamber Friends, We are all excited about our upcoming “Return Visit to Vienna” Monday evening. Performing the music will be a collection of marvelous musicians… Hannah Ji, Brian Woods, Xiaoxiao Qiang, Asako Kuboki, Susan Gordon and Ranya Iqbal. These folks will be playing some delightful repertoire to bring the flavor of Vienna to your table in the Pillsbury Theatre. As we wind down our 2023-24 Season, we have a big crowd coming, so arrive early, visit STL Barkeep to grab your beverage of choice and settle in at your table. We will regale you with music by Brahms, Mozart, Hummel, Kreisler, and of course, Johann Strauss Jr. will be represented with his waltz….On the Beautiful Blue Danube. SELECT YOUR TABLE AND PURCHASE TICKETS HERE If you made a guess on composer/composition on the manuscript in the graphic from the last email…and you guessed Brahms…you would be correct. And, the composition just happened to be the Brahms Sonata Op.108 that Hannah and Brian will be performing Monday evening. Our concert will open with the Prelude segment featuring Rader Young Artists, Sophia Heaton, violin and Brody VanWave, viola. IMPORTANT REMINDER: That April 30 date has passed but you can still get your subscription forms for the 2024-25 Season in before ticketing reverts to the e-ticket system. SUBSCRIBE NOW. By the way, they will be performing with other Rader Young Artists side by side with CMSSL musicians… in a free concert on Sunday, May 26th at 6:00pm at First Congregational Church in Webster Groves.  INFO IS ON OUR WEBSITE Lastly, if you are a pianist or have a child or grandchild that is an aspiring pianist, encouragement and information are free at Sunday’s Piano Master Class with Shen Wen. So much can be learned from watching and listening, including those not actually playing in the class.  All classes are free and open to the public. We will be pleased to have you join us on our journey to this “City of Music”. See you then, Marc

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