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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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Ballot Responses for May 22 “All About You Again” Coming Soon!

May 22, 2023 “All About You Again” Concert Program- stay tuned for balloting results! Music chosen by YOU. Our partnership continues with Classic 107.3. Pillsbury Cookie Concert Ed & H Pillsbury Foundation, Pillsbury Cookie Concert Series Sponsor Gerald and Judith Jehling, Concert Sponsors Watch our E-Blasts for voting results! Not yet on our friends list? Click here to join. The repertoire for this concert is chosen by you, friends of The Chamber and our friends at Classic 107.3, the Voice for the Arts in St. Louis. Our May 22 “All About You Again” program is indeed all about your choices for the works to be performed, and are based on the results returned from the ballot. Stay tuned and watch for E-Blast announcements! If you are not yet on our friends list, sign up here to learn more. The repertoire for this concert is chosen by you, friends of The Chamber, and our friends at Classic 107.3, the Voice for the Arts in St. Louis. Stay tuned for the winners!

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2 for 1 BOGO SPECIAL! Use Promo Code WINTERMUSIC

Visit the 560 Music Center website and use the promo code WINTERMUSIC to take advantage of this 2-for-1 offer. Purchase single tickets by clicking  HERE  (or on the link above) to access the 560 Music Center website, and be sure to use the promo code WINTERMUSIC to save on the concert listed below! March 6 “From Baroque to Classical” All subscription concerts are performed in E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall at 560 Music Center.

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CMSSL Virtual Concert Tutorial

Learn how to access Virtual Concerts by clicking on this Watch Now button.   TROUBLESHOOT CHECKLIST Add our virtual concert dates to your calendar so you don’t miss them! Make sure you have the correct ticket password for your virtual concert night. Access to the concert begins at 12:01 am CT on virtual concert day until that Sunday at midnight.  During that time, a red “Watch Now” button will appear on the home page, and on the concert page. Follow the prompts to enter the password printed on your ticket. For a limited time, this password will grant access to the performance. Stream this program on a TV by connecting it to a laptop, phone, or other device with an HDMI cable. Helpful information on how to use various devices can be found here. Be sure to check your device’s connection and volume level before the virtual concert begins. Pause the concert at any time using the toolbar at the bottom of the concert video window. Please visit the Home page for general information about Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, or visit the Concerts 2022-23 page, located on the Concerts tab, for the specifics on all of the programs included in our Concert Season. Thank you for supporting Chamber Music Society of St. Louis. Virtual concert access is included with every Live Concert Subscription and Live Concert Single Ticket purchase. Our 2022-23 Season programs are being presented in front of a live audience, and virtually. In-Person concerts will be held in the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall on the dates listed on your ticket. Virtual performances are accessed on our website, using the access password printed on your ticket or pass.  

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Press Release- CMSSL 2022-23 Season

2022-23 Season,  a New Name for its Concert Series, And a New Performance Home. ST. LOUIS (September 7, 2022) – The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis (CMSSL) is excited to announce a new performance venue and new concert series name along with its 2022-23 Season lineup. Our 2022-23 Season concert venue is the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, located in the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Avenue, University City, MO 63130. CMSSL performances will be held in the concert hall on Monday evenings. The concert series also has a new name. The series is now called the Michael F. Neidorff Chamber Concert Series. “Chamber Music Society of St. Louis is honored to pay tribute to the long legacy and generosity of Michael F. Neidorff with the naming of our concert series in his memory,” said Marc Gordon, Executive and Artistic director of CMSSL. “There is always an air of excitement when we start a new Season, and this year the anticipation is palpable as we announce not only the season lineup, but also our new performance home and series name.” Pre-season events: FREE CONCERT “St. Louis works” Outdoor Concert at Enterprise Holdings Pavilion in Shaw Park    https://www.chambermusicstl.org/concerts/st-louis-works-free-concert/ Lineup for the Michael F. Neidorff Chamber Concert Series, to be performed in the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.: On October 3, the season opens with “Some Royal Noise,” a celebration of music by and for the “Crowned Heads.” October 24, CMSSL presents “Without Borders,” a concert featuring music from a variety of countries, and to be performed on United Nations Day. November 7 features Maestro Leonard Slatkin, leading CMSSL musicians in music by Dvorák, Gounod and Stravinsky in “The Winds Blow Back.” Chamber music icons are offered on “Playing Favorites,”  November 28 On December 6, Beethoven’s birthday is celebrated with “Write on Ludwig,” a program of music inked by Beethoven, and including a work by one of his students. “A Visit to Vienna” on January 23 offers music written by composers who called this music capital home. “Lovefest Goes to The Movies” on February 13 with CMSSL’s annual salute to romance through music. The program includes CMSSL musicians playing the music to a screening of the Buster Keaton silent movie One Week. February 20 brings back our musical game show “Guess Who – The Return,” where the audience can win prizes by correctly guessing the composers of the presented works. Renowned British conductor and St. Louis favorite Nicholas McGegan returns to CMSSL for his annual visit on March 6 with a journey “From Baroque to Classical.” The concert features cellist Bjorn Ranheim in Haydn’s C Major Cello Concerto, and includes music by Vivaldi, C.P.E. Bach and a Mozart symphony made famous in a movie. CMSSL string players welcome spring April 24 with “Spring String Fling.” May 8 is “Jazzing Up the Day for Mom” celebrating moms everywhere with a jazzy work about cuisine, and featuring the jazz piano duo of Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi. The season closer on May 22, 2023, is “All About You Again,” a program of repertoire chosen from votes cast by CMSSL and Classic 107.3 listeners. To learn more about the Michael F. Neidorff Chamber Concert Series, visit chambermusicstl.org/concerts. The 2022-23 CMSSL season also holds a number of events featuring students from CMSSL education programs, the fourth year of our Pillsbury Cookie Concert series at the 560 Music Center as well as our education outreach concerts and the 12th year of our Master Class Series. This series of eight classes serves more than 30 St. Louis area schools and is free to students as well as the public to observe. In addition to performances, CMSSL hosts programs to further educate area musicians. The Master Class Series offers students the chance to prepare and perform solo and chamber works, guided by a CMSSL artist. The CMSSL and The Community Music School of Webster University’s Preparatory Program have partnered for the Young Artists Chamber Program, which nurtures the next generation of chamber music ensembles. Both programs are open to St. Louis area students and are free to qualified students. Visit chambermusicstl.org for more information. Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Mission: To present chamber music of the highest quality, support educational activities that encourage more students and adults to appreciate the art form, and nurture exceptional emerging chamber music performers and ensembles.  

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2022-23 CMSSL Season Announced

Chamber Music Society of St Louis will have a new look in the fall. We are moving our concert series to the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall at 560 Music Center in University City. As you may know, this hall has a wonderful sound, a magnificent Steinway piano and very comfortable seats. It will provide patrons, musicians and guest artists with excellent facilities as well as ample FREE garage and on-street parking. We believe this will provide a wonderful concert experience! Increasing scheduling challenges have instigated a change in our format. In 2022-23 we will move away from Monday/Tuesday concert pairs to single Monday night performances only. Leonard Slatkin and Nicholas McGegan will join us again this coming season, as well as Ragtime expert Andrew Greene leading CMSSL musicians performing the music to One Week, a silent movie with Buster Keaton. Jazz piano duo Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi return with their entertaining piano four hands, and, of course, we’ll provide an opportunity for you to choose the pieces for a program with “All About You Again.” We received lots of comments on how much fun everyone had participating in the musical contest “Guess Who?” last year. This year we plan to bring it back again, but in a version that is a little more ‘guess’ friendly…”Guess Who? The Return.” View 2022-23 Calendar of Events Here To make concerts available to those who may not be able to attend in person, we offer the Virtual Performance Pass; access to all 12 programs streamed via our website one week following each live performance. Streamed concerts will be included for Subscribers purchasing Package A or B. BUY ONLINE: PACKAGE A 12 CONCERTS $420/Package BUY ONLINE: PACKAGE B $246/Package (choose 6 and we will contact you to complete your ticket order) To order subscriptions, click on the button of your choice above, download mail-in ticket order form here, or call 314-941-6309 to order by phone. Package A includes all 12 Subscription Concerts at a discount of 15% below the regular ticket price, and access to all of the virtual concerts. Package B provides an opportunity for you to choose any 6 concerts of your choice including those 6 virtual concerts. Our 2022-23 Season programs will be presented in-person and streamed one week after the live performance. All live performances will be held in the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall. Virtual performances will be streamed on our website, and are password protected. 2022-23 CONCERTS “Some Royal Noise” “Without Borders” “The Winds Blow Back” “Playing Favorites” “Write On, Ludwig” “A Visit to Vienna”   “Lovefest Goes to the Movies”   “Guess Who? The Return” “From Baroque to Classical” “Spring String Fling” “Jazzing Up the Day for Mom” “All About You Again” Please visit our Home page for general information about Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, and click on the Concerts 2022-23 page, located on the Concerts tab, for specifics on all of the programs included in our 2022-23 Season.

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Wine Pairing

Music and Wine is a natural pairing. Chamber Music Society of St. Louis is partnering with Chandler Hill Vineyards to present a new concert series, “Notes on the Vine,” set in the winery’s spacious and intimate tasting room. Click on the date(s) above for tickets and table reservations. Performances will begin at 6:30 pm. Wine, appetizers and dinner will be available for purchase before and after the concerts. Chandler Hill Vineyards 596 Defiance Rd Defiance, MO 63341 636-798-2675 https://www.chandlerhillvineyards.com

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