Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Announces 2019-20 Season

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ST. LOUIS - July 17, 2019 - PRLog -- The eleventh season of the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis (CMSSL) promises classical music lovers a wide variety of concerts.

On October 14-15, the season opens with "No Place Like Home", a celebration of American music including Gershwin, Barber, Adams, Bolcom, plus Dvorak's American String Quartet.

November 11-12 brings "Musical Tapas…2.0" a selection of musical delicacies from around the world sure to please every palate.

The first Cookie Concert offers music for woodwind quintet on "As the Winds Blow" on December 7. The musicians perform works by Reicha, Vintner, Hindimith, Neilsen and Ibert.

The December 9-10 concert "The British Are Coming" shares some British charm courtesy of Holst, Purcell, and a London Trio by honorary 'Brit', Franz Joseph Haydn.

St. Louis Classical Guitar partners with CMSSL for 2020's first offering January 20-21 "Special Blend", a program of solo guitar and chamber music featuring special guest, guitarist Mak Grgić.

January 27-28 is "Mozartiana" celebrating Mozart's' birthday with an enchanting and inspiring program for flute, piano and strings. "Lovefest Rides Again" is CMSSL's annual salute to romance through music, offering date night for you and your Valentine on February 10-11.

Renowned British conductor and St. Louis favorite, Nicholas McGegan, returns for his annual visit on March 2 to lead "Baroque Brass" featuring the beloved Pachelbel Cannon with music by Telemann, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli and Albinoni.

"Fantastic Classics" is the theme for March 23-24 which brings back our hometown Brian Woods making his CMSSL debut. Brian is the son of Missouri Sports Hall of Fame football quarterback Pete Woods and the grandson of former Missouri Lt. Governor Harriet Woods. Many will remember Pete as the star Mizzou quarterback and NFL player who is  now an attorney in St. Louis. This program features classics by Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn.

The second Cookie Concert on April 11 is "Keyboard Conversation" with Charles Metz, an unusual inter-active experience to see and hear the Charles Metz collection of keyboard instruments, with stories, demonstrations and a Q & A.

Monday May 11 "Playing Favorites" brings the season to a close with audience favorites including Copland's original version of Appalachian Spring written for Martha Graham, a novel version of the Strauss Till Eulenspiegel, and Wagner's romantic birthday present to his wife, Siegfried Idyll.

CMSSL offers two cabaret style performances of each regular season program in the Sheldon Ballroom (3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108) on Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm (unless otherwise noted).  Subscriptions are on sale now online or by phone at 314-941-6309. Single tickets are available via phone and will be released online August 15, 2019. CMSSL performances are also part of the Concert Pass Collaborative program providing free admission for students.

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