You won’t want to miss rocking around the Christmas tree at our Christmas Jazz Bistro Concert! Listen to holiday classics with a jazzy twist, while enjoying a five-star meal and great drinks. This year we also will have a couple of new entertaining acts! Proceeds from this event will go to the Food for Falcons initiative. This project helps combat food insecurity at ECC by offering a free meal a day to any student. This way, each student has access to at least one filling and nutritious meal a day during the week. Help us help our students by attending this merry evening!
Featuring: Pinckney Bend festival-themed cocktails, Christmas tunes from the ECC Jazz Band, and the ECC Theatre Department’s special table reading of “Inspecting Carol,” where the actors get their script 48 hours before the performance, and YOU decide which character they will play!
A beloved staple of the East Central Concert Series, we are thrilled to welcome back St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) concertmaster David Halen and acclaimed SLSO cellist Bjorn Ranheim with pianist Jennifer Judd. The trio will perform works by Mozart and Mendelssohn.
Pianist Robert Satterlee has developed a reputation as an accomplished and versatile solo recitalist and chamber musician. Satterlee has been part of the piano faculty at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, since 1998. He teaches at the Interlochen Arts Camp and the Interharmony Festival in Europe in the summer.
The Arianna String Quartet (ASQ) joins forces with shakuhachi grand master James Nyoraku Schlefer and Japanese master koto; shamisen and vocal virtuosos Sumie Kaneko; and Yuko Reikano Kumura, as the Kyo-Shin-An ensemble makes their first appearance at East Central College, promising a memorable evening of music-making with the ASQ. This unique concert fuses the ancient traditions of Japanese instrumentation with Western classical music’s string quartet, producing an experience that forges new frontiers in music, and provides audiences with a once in a lifetime concert experience.
Early Music Missouri (EMMo) presents, “The Intimate Brandenburgs,” a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti 4 & 5. Just as musically complex and exciting as the larger works in this collection, these two concerti feature small ensembles with only three solo instruments. Featuring Baroque violins, recorders, Baroque flute and harpsichord, the ensemble will offer entertaining and ear-opening versions of these masterworks. In addition, East Central College Choir will join the EMMo period instrumentalists to sing one of Bach’s famous chorales from his cantatas.