Dear Friends, This weekend, many churches will resonate with the traditional sounds of Easter music emanating from various brass ensembles. Then, Monday brings us to the first day of April and of course, April Fools’ Day where we will shift the musical focus from triumphant to irreverent. Every few years, the calendar favors us with a concert night to highlight the lighter side of composers with whom we are familiar but on a more serious basis. This Monday “A Frivolous First” will offer works by Mozart, Haydn, Strauss (arr. Hasenoehrl), Hindemith, and Shostakovich……but not what we normally expect from them. As usual, beverages will be available for purchase from STL Barkeep in the lobby. Just be sure they don’t pour your drink into a glass with a hole in it. TICKETS Last September, The Chamber lost a treasured and devoted listener, supporter and Board member. If you knew Dr. Robert Packman, you knew his sense of humor rivaled his personal warmth, compassion and skills as a physician. We felt that this April 1 concert was the perfect program to celebrate the life of this wonderful man. So the music on Monday may be frivolous, but our respect and affection for Bob is not. Our Prelude segment Monday will feature the 2023 Rader Young Artist Competition winner, violinist Micky Chyu.  As for the rest of the evening….WHO KNOWS????? Current subscribers should receive renewal information shortly as it was mailed out this week. You can also renew securely online HERE. Renewals and subscriptions will be processed in the order received and every effort will be made to honor requests for table preferences. It is suggested that to you submit your renewals by April 30. After that date, all subscriptions will be available directly through our e-ticketing system. See you Monday for some irreverent fun, Marc