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Rhythm + Jazz : 2021-2022 Season
$160 Orchestra $140 BalconyHerlin Riley
New Orleans native Herlin Riley presents a swinging body of new music that defines the style and spirit of the Crescent City. Emerging as a young percussionist in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, he has played with influential and demanding improvisers such as pianist Ahmad Jamal and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, bringing his commanding yet elegant rhythmic presence to the ensemble. Now with the release of his debut recording for Mack Avenue Records, Riley’s New Direction is an engaging, wide-ranging recital that distills a lifetime of experience into one album.Dianne
Reeves has received five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album, an honorary doctorate of music from Juilliard and was recently named a 2018 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master.Bessie, Billie & Nina – Pioneering Women in
This concert has been rescheduled to 2022. 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.The Great
This concert has been rescheduled to 2022. 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.
Folk : 2021-2022 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.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!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.
Classics : 2021-2022 Season
2021-2022 Classics Series
$80 Orchestra $65 BalconyMark Sparks, flute
Recently retired St. Louis Symphony principal flute Mark Sparks performs Bohuslav Martinu’s first Sonata for flute and piano, and Robert Schumann’s Sonata in A Minor, originally for violin and piano, transcribed by Sparks for flute and piano.David Halen,
Symphony concertmaster David Halen leads a performance of Mendelssohn’s glorious Octet, written when the composer was only sixteen years old, and performs Richard Strauss’ Sonata for Violin and Piano.Erin Schreiber,
Violinist and St. Louis Symphony assistant concertmaster Erin Schreiber leads a string quartet featuring fellow violinist Shawn Weil, violist Leo Plashinov and cellist Bjorn Ranheim, and, along with pianist Peter Henderson, performs the Brahms Piano Quintet.
Coffee Concerts : 2021-2022 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.
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$75 Orchestra $65 BalconySOLD OUT: Erin 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.”Dean
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.
November 9 10 AM November 10 10 AMWinter 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.
December 7 10 AM December 8 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 15 10 AM March 16 10 AMSOLD OUT: Anita 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 19 10 AM April 20 10 AM
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