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.”
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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.