Early Music Missouri presents, “Un tas de cordes: String Music from the French Court,” an intimate concert of string music from the courts of Louis XIV and Louis XV. The period performance duo Musicke’s Cordes (Samuel Breene, Baroque violin & Jeffrey Noonan, theorbo) will be joined by viola da gambist Sarah Biber.
The Arianna String Quartet has firmly established itself as one of America’s finest chamber ensembles. They are celebrating 22 years of performing for the ECC community. Pianist Jennifer Judd will join the quartet performing Piano Quintet No. 1 by Ernst von Dohnányi.
Christine Brewer, named one of the top 20 sopranos of all time (BBC Music), is one of the most celebrated concert singers of our time. She is a Grammy Award-winning American soprano and her appearances in opera, concert, and recital are marked by her own unique timbre — warm and brilliant, combined with a vibrant personality and emotional honesty reminiscent of the great sopranos of the past.
The Art of Listening is a uniquely interactive conversation-concert that takes audience members on a collaborative quest for musical meaning. Both accessible to beginners and engaging to experienced music lovers, each session of this workshop-style concert takes the audience on a deep dive into the rich inner world of a chosen masterwork.
Miguel Espinoza Fusion, world-class musicians Miguel Espinoza, guitar; Dianne Betkowski, cello; and Randy Hoepker, bass, invites the listener into a rich and colorful symposium of musical traditions. Firm roots in flamenco, classical, and jazz are woven through with North African rhythms, Celtic whimsy, and Brazilian expressions for a sound that is transformative, vibrant, and deeply emotive.
Established in 1998, the Wind Symphony is a 65-member ensemble which mostly consists of current and former music educators. The Wind Symphony is dedicated to preserving and performing quality wind band music. This concert also will feature violinist Julia Sakharova performing Theme from Schindler’s List by John Williams and Czardas by Monti.