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.
Soul Café, founded in 1998, has played at the Chesterfield Jazz Festival, Wildey Theatre, Webster Jazz and Blues Fest, St. Louis Art Fair, Clayton Art Fair, Ozark Theatre, BB’s Jazz & Blues, and they have headlined the Wine Dine Jazz Fest for three years.