Chamber music Stl

Your Choices… Mostly

Greetings All:

We are staring down the last few concerts of Season 13 for Chamber Music Society of St. Louis. The Monday/Tuesday “It’s Still All About You” concert pair brings back the theme started last year in our partnership with Radio Arts Foundation-Classic 107.3 where you decided the repertoire……this time with some caveats.

The winning compositions made a program that would have been almost 3 hours long. Therefore, we decided to split them into 2 separate concerts. “It’s Still All About You” Part 1 will feature Brahms String Sextet #2 in G major. The winning piece on this program from the piano and winds category would have been Beethoven’s Quintet for Piano and Winds. Given some monumental difficulties, we have had to postpone the Beethoven for another time. However, I think you will be delighted to hear the replacement, which is pianist Brian Woods performing Chopin’s 3rd Piano Sonata. An amazing work with an absolutely dazzling finale.

Julie Schuster, Morning Host from our partners at Classic 107.3, will join me onstage to share the music with you this week and again for “It’s Still All About You” Part B later in the month. For this Monday/Tuesday Part 1, Ann Fink, Kyle Lombard, Leo Plashinov, Andrew François, Yin Xiong and Alvin McCall will play the warm and lush Brahms Sextet.

The Prelude feature will begin the evening with the Peccatte Quartet, students from our Young Artist Chamber Program. Violinists Micaela Chyu, Nathan Bronstein, violist Delia Zacks and cellist Rachel Li will perform the 1st movement from a Haydn string quartet.

For tickets, call CMSSL at 314-941-6309 or online from MetroTix.

Please join Julie and me on Monday or Tuesday at 7:30 pm to enjoy the music you chose and the wonderful young musicians of the Peccatte Quartet.

All the best,