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Rhythm + Jazz : 2020-2021 Season
$160 Orchestra $140 BalconyPhiladelphia Reunion Band
Four favorite sons of the City of Brotherly Love come together for an evening of swinging jazz and real-deal funk when Hammond B-3 organ marvel Joey DeFrancesco bring his Philadelphia Reunion Band to The Sheldon. The Philly native will unleash his chops in the company of fellow Philadelphians, guitarist Kevin Eubanks, drummer Lil John Roberts and pianist Orrin Evans, for this historic reunion!The Great
Combining Taylor’s award-winning virtuosic fingerstyle with Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique and Jorgenson’s incredible musical versatility, the concert features solo, duet and trio performances by these three acknowledged masters of fingerstyle, jazz and gypsy guitar.Bessie, Billie & Nina – Pioneering Women in
Produced by Grammy-winning Eli Wolf and with arrangements by pianist and musical director Carmen Staaf, this exciting performance features three dynamic vocalists, each a rising star in her own right. Presented in affiliation with Women in Jazz Organization and backed by an all-female band, Wade, Thurman and Clayton celebrate the enduring legacies of these iconic women and artists with performances of their classic songs.Kurt
Kurt Elling’s unmistakable voice and dynamic repertoire have made him one of today’s most compelling jazz vocalists. From his daring takes on timeless standards, to his emotionally resonant originals, Elling’s performances have been hailed by The Washington Post as “suffused with graciousness, beauty, and, on occasion, heartbreak.”
Folk : 2020-2021 Season
$200 Orchestra $180 BalconySouthern Journey
South Carolina natives and Billboard chart-toppers Ranky Tanky, along with Dom Flemons, the Grammy-winning co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, perform the timeless music of The Gullah culture. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, Ranky Tanky presents a joyful celebration of this African-American music, born in South Carolina’s low country.Todd
Todd Snider is known for humorous, though often poignant, lyrics delivered in classic troubadour style. He is joined by legendary folk singer Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, one of the last true links to America’s early folk music traditions, and an inspiration to generations of folk artists including Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson and The Grateful Dead.Rosanne
For over three decades, Rosanne Cash has been one of the most compelling figures in popular music and one of America’s pre-eminent musicians, having moved gracefully from Nashville stardom to acclaim as a singer-songwriter. The Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter has recorded 15 albums and has earned 11 No. 1 singles, blurring the genres of country, rock, roots and pop, with her emotionally resonant, unsparingly honest songwriting.Croce Sings
Soulful singer A.J. Croce pays tribute to his father, the late, great Jim Croce, with a heartfelt night of music and stories featuring Jim Croce’s enduring songs, such as “Time in A Bottle” and “Operator,” as well as A.J.’s own tunes, and songs that influenced both father and son. An accomplished songwriter and virtuoso pianist, A.J. Croce has released 10 albums, spanning genres from blues and jazz to pop and rock and roll.Marty Stuart and His Fabulous
Known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk and traditional country music, Marty Stuart has become the torchbearer for classic country and bluegrass. Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives celebrate the influential country music and unforgettable songs of the 1960s in this high-spirited, one-of-a-kind Jam-Bo-Ree!
Classics : 2020-2021 Season
“Music that Matters”
Top St. Louis musicians play music that matters—sharing with you the composers and works that mean the most to them personally. A reception follows each of the three concerts, giving you an opportunity to meet the artists. This series occurs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
$80 Orchestra $65 BalconyRoger Kaza, French Horn
Roger Kaza, St. Louis Symphony Principal horn, is joined by pianist Peter Henderson in an exploration of four centuries of glorious music for French horn, including a visit to its primal origins in the forests of Europe.David Halen,
Symphony concertmaster David Halen performs music for violin – works by Brahms, Mozart and Beethoven – that have been the foundation of his musical life. Enjoy the pieces that have been most meaningful to him, and continue to motivate his love of music!The
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Adam Maness and renowned jazz bassist Bob DeBoo, along with three members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra – violinist Shawn Weil, violist Michael Casmir and cellist Bjorn Ranheim – perform material from their newest recording projects, as well as commissioned works by Paul Reuter and a composer from the Mizzou New Music Initiative.
Coffee Concerts : 2020-2021 Season
Enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries at 9 a.m. in the beautiful Louis Spiering Room just before these one-hour concerts. Then enjoy the 10 a.m. performance in the perfect acoustics of our historic concert hall.
Subscription series includes Tuesday performances of each concert.
$75 Orchestra $65 BalconyErin Bode
In the decade-plus since vocalist Erin Bode began her professional recording career, she has garnered critical praise for her pure voice, perfect pitch, and impressive phrasing and style. It is this talent, coupled with her ability to transcend genres, that has led to reviews hailing her as “someone you won’t forget.”
May 11 10 AM May 12 10 AMDean Christopher
Journey through the music and humor of one of the most beloved entertainers of the 20th century, brought to life by award-winning actor, singer and impressionist Dean Christopher, featuring Joe Dreyer on piano.
February 16 10 AM February 17 10 AMZoe Vonder Haar & Friends (originally billed as Winter Wonderland)
Zoe Vonder Haar is one of St. Louis’ most acclaimed musical theatre performers, with national touring roles and awards for her work at STAGES St. Louis and The Muny to her credit. Join Zoe and some of St. Louis’ finest singers for this fun-filled, fast-paced morning of Broadway favorites, old and new.
June 8 10 AM June 9 10 AMJanet Evra
Vocalist, bassist, composer and songwriter Janet Evra performs on premier stages across the U.S. and Europe, blending traditional bossa nova, samba and Latin jazz with a modern twist.
March 16 10 AM March 17 10 AMAnita Jackson
Soulful and swinging, one of St. Louis’ premier ladies of song, Anita Jackson, makes her Coffee Concert series debut. Jackson has appeared as a featured vocalist with several jazz, R&B, blues and gospel groups around St. Louis, leaving a lasting impact with her powerful voice and commanding stage presence.
April 20 10 AM April 21 10 AM
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