A Concert Exchange is a collaboration between Chamber Music Society of St. Louis and a sister organization. The focus of the Concert Exchange is to bring together, on equal terms, two or more chamber groups in a relaxed, informal setting to present chamber music of the highest quality.
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Previous Concert Exchange:
“Notes From Hollywood”
Sunday, April 20, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago
Dempster Street Pro Musica in a concert exchange with Chamber Music Society of St. Louis
Leonard Slatkin, Pianist and Narrator
Tom Heitman, vocalist
This snippet is from the February 2013 entry of Leonard Slatkin’s monthly blog:
“….Next on the docket was a trip to my old stomping grounds, Saint Louis. I had not been back for a while and it was nice to see familiar faces and friends. The first performances were not orchestral but rather a chamber music concert based on my parents’ time in Hollywood. The program included music by composers usually associated with film and I had the opportunity to play piano in works by John Williams and Korngold. This was a benefit for the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, which is now run by the former English hornist of the SLSO, Marc Gordon. Transcriptions were made of the “Close to You” album that Frank Sinatra recorded with the Hollywood String Quartet. I am told that we raised about $30,000.”