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An Evening with Sherman Alexie

An Evening with Sherman Alexie


Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 7:00 PM


Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Sherman Alexie is a poet, short story writer, novelist and performer. A Spokane/Couer d'Alene Indian, ...

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Black Violin Special

Black Violin

Classical Boom Tour


Sunday, September 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


“Black Violin upends cultural and musical stereotypes…an unexpected blend of classically trained musicianship and hip-hop beats and inventiveness.”
—The Miami Herald

“The duo ...

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The Moth Mainstage - STL

The Moth Mainstage - STL


Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


Proceeds benefit St. Louis Public Radio

The Moth Mainstage is a curated event featuring five storytellers who develop and shape their stories with our directors. Beyond theater, The Moth Mainstage is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge.

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Zoe Vonder Haar and Friends Coffee

Zoe Vonder Haar and Friends

It's A Musical


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 @ 10:00 AM


Zoe Vonder Haar is one of St. Louis’ most acclaimed musical theatre performers. She is joined by fellow local favorites Ben Nordstrom, John Flack, Alicia Like and Steve Neale for a fun-filled morning of Broadway favorites – from West Side Story to More Info >>

Route 66 Jazz Orchestra Notes

Route 66 Jazz Orchestra


Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


The program will feature performances of great big band jazz charts both old and new. The second set, following the intermission, will highlight the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Dean Martin, who would be celebrating their 100th birthdays in 2017. Our 17-piece instrumental ensemble will be joined by ...

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HONEYHONEY Special

HONEYHONEY


Sunday, October 8, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


With special guest Korey Dane

Led by singer/banjo player/violinist Suzanne Santo and vocalist/guitarist Ben Jaffe, HONEYHONEY are known for their edgy, harmony-driven sound, crossing genres of rock, pop, alt-country and blues. With an easy ...

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Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Ballroom

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

The Russians are Coming


Monday, October 9, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


Oceans may separate us, but music brings us together. Listen to some great music by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Gliere and Tchaikovsky, with an Italian flavor.

Gliere - Romance for Violin and ...

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Hudson: Jack DeJohnette * Larry Grenadier * John Medeski * John Scofield Jazz

Hudson: Jack DeJohnette * Larry Grenadier * John Medeski * John Scofield


Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


This all-star band calls themselves Hudson, named after the Hudson River Valley they each call home. Drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski, and guitarist John Scofield team up to celebrate their musical histories and Jack’s 75th birthday year in a tour de force ...

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Brad Sarno Notes

Brad Sarno


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


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Muny Magic at The Sheldon

Muny Magic at The Sheldon


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Folk

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn


Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered the deceptively intricate art of the duet, utilizing just two banjos and one voice. Washburn’s beguiling vocals, blended with Fleck’s riveting and virtuosic musicianship create music unique yet familiar, with influences ranging from Americana ...

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George Winston

George Winston


Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


EARLY YEARS
George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker ...

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An Evening with Kevin Renick Notes

An Evening with Kevin Renick


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


St. Louis-based singer/songwriter Kevin Renick first garnered international attention for his evocative theme song for the Oscar-nominated Jason Reitman film Up in the Air, featuring George Clooney and Anna Kendrick. The song touched listeners both ...

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ArtSounds!: John Pizzarelli Special

ArtSounds!: John Pizzarelli


Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


John Pizzarelli is one of today’s top jazz guitarists and vocalists, with a repertoire that includes everyone from Nat “King” Cole and Frank Sinatra to the Beatles. His multi-faceted career has teamed him with Rosemary Clooney, James Taylor, George Shearing and Sir Paul McCartney. Join us for ...

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Bosman Twins

Bosman Twins


Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 5:00 PM


With special guest Brianna Brown

The Royal Vagabonds Foundation, Inc. Annual Concert is a major fundraising event supporting our scholarship program for local high-school graduates – plus a wonderful ...

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Mildred Thimes Foundation 13th Annual Benefit Concert

Mildred Thimes Foundation 13th Annual Benefit Concert

Denise Thimes' Tribute to Phyllis Hyman and Monique Marvez


Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


For Pancreatic Research ...

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Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Folk

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder


Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


The winner of 14 Grammys, multiple Country Music Association Awards, and 12 number one hits, Ricky Skaggs is among Nashville’s most revered and established performers. A “recognized master” of the mandolin, Skaggs and his all-star band are known for their high-energy live shows, focusing ...

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The Beijing Guitar Duo

The Beijing Guitar Duo


Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


Guitarists Meng Su and Yameng Wang, joining together as the Beijing Guitar Duo, have performed to acclaim throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Their debut CD Maracaípe received a Latin Grammy nomination. Their second CD, More Info >>

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Ballroom

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Great'ful Dead Hits...Composers, That Is


Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


Not Grateful Dead rock band -- GREAT Beethoven, Dvořák and Schubert.

Schubert - String Trio in Bb, D. 471
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Red Lehr and The Powerhouse Five Coffee

Red Lehr and The Powerhouse Five


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM


When five talented jazz musicians with an abundance of ideas and energy get together, you get Red Lehr’s Powerhouse Five! Sousaphonist David “Red” Lehr, along with Noel Kaletsky on reeds, Steve Lilley on cornet, Ray Templin on piano and vocals, and Don Schroeder on drums, weave a seamless jazz ...

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Cécile McLorin Salvant Jazz

Cécile McLorin Salvant


Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


One of the fastest rising stars in the jazz world, vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant performs imaginative renditions of classic songs and lesser-known gems. A 2016 Grammy award winner for her album For One to Love, McLorin Salvant has been praised by More Info >>

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Baroque'n Reeds & Bows


Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


Due to its popularity, this concert has been moved from the Ballroom and will be performed in the Sheldon Concert Hall.

Nicolas McGegan returns to lead an informative and entertaining program featuring oboe and strings.

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Damien Escobar

Damien Escobar

The Heart & Soul Tour


Sunday, December 3, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


Easy come, easy go was the lesson two-time Emmy Award winning violinist, Damien Escobar learned when he and his brother walked away from a multi-million dollar brand that took ten years to build. The now 27-year-old's claim to fame came early on in his teens when he, alongside his brother, appeared on ...

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Tim Schall and Carol Schmidt Coffee

Tim Schall and Carol Schmidt

We Need a Little Christmas


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 @ 10:00 AM


Kick off your holidays with the swingin’ sounds of the season! Tim Schall and music director/arranger Carol Schmidt deliver fresh takes on favorites including “Let It Snow,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and more. Find out why the More Info >>

Dean Christopher Notes

Dean Christopher

A Classic Vegas-Rat Pack and More Christmas


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


One of the greatest eras in the history of entertainment, “Classic Vegas,” meets the holiday season head-on. The style, the entertainers, all brought to life and rolled up into your favorite holiday tunes by award winning actor, singer and impressionist, Dean Christopher and his band. A holiday ...

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra Special

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Salsa Navidad


Friday, December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 PM


Celebrate the holidays with the two-time Grammy winning salsa and Latin jazz band Spanish Harlem Orchestra! The 13-piece band sets the standard for excellence in authentic, New York style, hard core salsa, with a musically precise, yet fresh and exciting, take on the music. ...

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Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Ballroom

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Musical Tapas - Open Table


Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 7:30 PM


Settle in at your table for a musical feast from a variety of countries. The menu is appetizing,the music is delicious and is sure to send you home satisfied.

Bridge - An Irish Melody for String Quartet, “The ...

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Mitzi Macdonald & Keltic Reign Notes

Mitzi Macdonald & Keltic Reign

Christmas in the Kitchen


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM


This very unique holiday show is sure to warm your heart and fill you with the spirit of the season! Thirteen years in the running, it's a true kitchen party with live music, laughter, tea and homemade cookies!

Doors open at 6 p.m. with a silent auction for Annie Malone’s. Live music by Ken ...

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Baroque Music for Strings Classics

Baroque Music for Strings


Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Guitarist extraordinaire Kirk Hanser is joined by harpsichordist Charles Metz, bassist Erik Harris and members of the St. Louis Symphony to perform music by Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Boccherini and more! ...

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Amy Helm Folk

Amy Helm


Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Amy Helm has won widespread praise as a singer, songwriter and live performer, first as a member of the celebrated alt-country band Ollabelle and then for her extensive work with her father, the late musical icon Levon Helm. Drawing on first-person experience and universal themes of life, love and loss, ...

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Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Ballroom

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Mozart's Magic


Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 7:30 PM


For Mozart's 262nd birthday, a piano quartet, music for English horn & strings and a Divertimento that will have you dancing in the aisles.

Mozart - Adagio for English horn & String Trio, K.580A
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Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes Matinee

Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes


Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ 11:00 AM


Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes perform horn infused, swingin’ hot jazz and blues from the 1920s to the 1940s. The band specializes in forgotten songs from the era and sprinkles in a dash of favorite standards as well, with a sound that seamlessly blends speakeasy, New Orleans Dixieland, Harlem night ...

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ALARM WILL SOUND Special

ALARM WILL SOUND


Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Called “one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American Music scene” by The New York Times, Alarm Will Sound performs cutting edge chamber music contemporary composers such as by John Adams, Aphex Twin and John Medeski. They return for their ...

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Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Ballroom

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Love Fest, Revived


Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 7:30 PM


Love Fest is back and it's BADD, so pencil in date night with your Honey and be beguiled by our annual salute to romance through music.

Hans Steinmetz - "Love call of a faun" for English horn and Piano
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Brian Owens Coffee

Brian Owens

Love Songs


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 10:00 AM


SPECIAL COFFEE CONCERT (NOT part of subscription series)

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with acclaimed soul singer Brian Owens as he performs timeless love songs. Owens is quickly making a name for himself locally and nationally with a recently ...

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Tommy Emmanuel CGP

Tommy Emmanuel CGP


Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


with special guest Rodney Crowell ...

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Livingston Taylor Folk

Livingston Taylor


Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Known for his warm stage presence and diverse repertoire, Livingston Taylor has created well-crafted original songs for over 50 years. He has toured and collaborated with artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac and brother James Taylor, earning Top 40 hits with songs such as “I Will Be in Love ...

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Delfeayo Marsalis and The Uptown Jazz Orchestra Jazz

Delfeayo Marsalis and The Uptown Jazz Orchestra


Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Los Angeles Times), he and his band perform songs that combine spontaneous arrangements with a New ...

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Debussy and Friends Classics

Debussy and Friends


Wednesday, March 7, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Concertmaster David Halen, along with members of the St. Louis Symphony, mark the 100th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s death in 1918 with a program that includes music by Debussy, Ravel and other composers of the era. ...

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Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie

Friends of The Sheldon Benefit Concert


Friday, March 9, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is a legendary artist who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie Family legacy. With enduring hits like "City of New Orleans" and "Alice’s Restaurant," Guthrie is a singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator. ...

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Paul O'Dette and Ronn McFarlane, lutes

Paul O'Dette and Ronn McFarlane, lutes


Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 7:30 PM


Paul O’Dette is currently Director of Early Music at the Eastman School of Music and Artistic Director of the Boston Early Music Festival. His 100+ recordings includes John Dowland Complete Lute Works. Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane was ...

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Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Ballroom

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Baroque, Too


Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 7:30 PM


Woodwinds shine in a Baroque program showcasing flute, oboe, bassoon and harpsichord.

Handel - Trio Sonata in F major for oboe, bassoon and continuo
Bach ...

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The 442s Matinee

The 442s


Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM


The 442s are an acoustic instrumental group that combine outstanding musicianship, group singing and inventive improvisation, while breaking down barriers between jazz, classical, folk and pop music. The 442s are brought together by the innovative and inspired compositions of multi-instrumentalist ...

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Deborah Sharn & Carolbeth True Coffee

Deborah Sharn & Carolbeth True

Great Ladies of Song


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 10:00 AM


St. Louis favorites, vocalist Deborah Sharn and pianist Carolbeth True, perform classic songs by Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day and other “great ladies of song.” Enjoy “Tenderly,” “Fever,” “Mambo Italiano,” “Over the Rainbow” and more! ...

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Karen Choi Notes

Karen Choi


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @ 7:30 PM


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Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Ballroom

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

The French Connection


Monday, April 9, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 7:30 PM


Some à la carte offerings at chez CMSSL with a coup de grâce that is sure to please!

Debussy - Clair de lune
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Bernstein and Barber Classics

Bernstein and Barber


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


In commemoration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, violinist Celeste Golden Boyer, cellist Bjorn Ranheim and members of the St. Louis Symphony perform works by American composers, including Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings. ...

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Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh Masekela Jazz

Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh Masekela

Jazz Epistles - The Story in Concert


Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


South African music legends reunite for a historic concert that tells the story of The Jazz Epistles, one of the country’s most acclaimed and influential jazz ensembles, and crusaders for the anti-apartheid movement. Abdullah Ibrahim (formerly known as Dollar Brand) and Hugh Masekela reimagine ...

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Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Folk

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives


Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


With an eclectic combination of rockabilly, honky-tonk and traditional country music, Grammy Award-winning Marty Stuart has performed and recorded with music legends including Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash, and is destined to join their ranks as a country music icon. Along with his high-octane ...

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Perseid String Quartet Notes

Perseid String Quartet


Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 7:30 PM


Formed in 2013, the St. Louis based Perseid String Quartet has already generated acclaim for its polished, energetic performances and engagement with audiences. Members of the quartet serve as faculty members at colleges and community music schools, and their collective performing experience ...

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The People’s Key Matinee

The People’s Key


Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 11:00 AM


Combining the upbeat, swinging feel of the Kansas City jazz scene with the hard, soulful groove of St. Louis funk, soul and blues, The People’s Key provides listeners the opportunity to ride along as they take listeners on a musical journey through the ages, with music by everyone from Michael Jackson ...

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Clarion Brass Coffee

Clarion Brass

Brass Two-Lips


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 10:00 AM


Led by trumpeter Mary Weber, Clarion Brass will swing us into spring with songs like “Royal Garden Blues,” “Blue Rondo Ala Turk,” “Edelweiss,” “Maple Leaf Rag” and “Blue Skies!” Composed of five of the best brass players St. Louis has to offer, the Clarion Brass captures the beauty ...

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Show-Me Sound 25 Notes

Show-Me Sound 25

SHOWDOWN Drum Line Show


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 7:30 PM


Show-Me Sound 25's - SHOWDOWN Drum Line Show is a celebration of the organization's 25 years of presenting youth percussive arts to the St. Louis community. The event will feature performances of rudimental, orchestral, jazz, and world percussion techniques ...

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Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

The 3 B's - Bach, Beethoven and Brahms


Monday, May 7, 2018 @ 7:30 PM


Due to its popularity, this concert has been moved from the Ballroom and will be performed in the Sheldon Concert Hall.

Looking for excitement? These composers provide vehicles to take you on a ride that rivals a roller coaster.

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ALARM WILL SOUND Special

ALARM WILL SOUND


Wednesday, May 9, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Called “one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American Music scene” by The New York Times, Alarm Will Sound performs cutting edge chamber music contemporary composers such as by John Adams, Aphex Twin and John Medeski. They return for their ...

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