The Missouri Chamber Music Festival (MOCM) presents its seventh season of concerts in St. Louis, June 12, 14, 15, and 17, 2017 at Graham Memorial Chapel, Washington University in University City and the First Congregational Church of Webster Groves. Audience members will hear spectacular musicians from around the country. The season includes an exciting mix of programming for strings, piano, and winds and includes the world premiere of This is Not a Story by Christopher Stark. The acclaimed Calyx Piano Trio returns to open the 2017 Festival with a program of light-hearted and energetic trios. Single tickets are $12 to $30 each and four-concert Festival Passes are $70 each and can be purchased in advance. Single tickets may also be purchased at the door starting one hour before the performance. Children under the age of 12 years old attend all concerts for free.
A New View: The Calyx Piano Trio Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7 pm Graham Memorial Chapel, Washington University In Partnership with the Department of Music, Washington University in St. Louis 6475 Forsyth Boulevard, University City General Admission $25 Introduzione e Rondo: Haydn Go Seek | William Bolcom Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 1, No.1 | Beethoven Trio in C Minor, Op. 66 | Mendelssohn William Bolcom’s charming homage to Haydn sets the tone for an evening of masterworks performed by the acclaimed Calyx Piano Trio: Catherine French, violin, Jennifer Lucht, cello and pianist Nina Ferrigno. This concert runs approximately 100 minutes with intermission.
MOCM Morning Music Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:30 am First Congregational Church of Webster Groves 10 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves General Admission $12 Quartet in C Major for Woodwinds | Arthur Berger Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-Flat Major, Op. 16 | Beethoven L’Heure du Berger | Francaix Inspired by Mozart’s masterpiece of the same instrumentation, Beethoven takes full advantage of woodwind brilliance and pianistic flash in the Quintet for Piano and Winds, Op. 16. L’Heure du Berger by Jean Francaix is a comical and virtuosic display for all involved. Winds of the St. Louis Symphony: Jennifer Nitchman, flute, Jelena Dirks, oboe, Scott Andrews, clarinet, Andrew Cuneo, bassoon, and Thomas Jöstlein, horn are joined by MOCM Festival Director, Nina Ferrigno, piano. This concert runs approximately 55 minutes and performed without intermission.
Rhythms, Echoes Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 5 pm First Congregational Church of Webster Groves 10 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves General Admission $20 Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major, K. 423 | Mozart Quartet for Clarinet and Strings in C Minor, Op. 4 | Crusell Concerto a Tre for Clarinet, Violin, and Cello | Ingolf Dahl One, two, three - Duo, Trio, Quartet. Rhythms, Echoes builds upon itself by exploring musical partnerships as instrumental forces grow in number. MOCM Festival Director, and principal clarinet of the St. Louis Symphony, Scott Andrews is featured in Crusell’s flashy Quartet for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 4. Performers of the sublime Mozart Duo for Violin and Viola and energetic Concerto a Tre by Ingolf Dahl are violinists, Angie Smart and Catherine French, violist Edward Gazouleas, and cellist Jennifer Lucht. This concert runs approximately 55 minutes and is performed without intermission.
Finale Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7 pm First Congregational Church of Webster Groves 10 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves General Admission $30 Phantasy Quintet | Vaughan Williams This is Not a Story - World Premiere | Christopher Stark Octet for Strings in E-Flat Major, Op. 20 | Mendelssohn The world premiere of This is Not a Story for clarinet, violin, cello and piano by recent Guggenheim Fellowship recipient and Washington University Assistant Professor, Christopher Stark, gives a fresh perspective on chamber music. The Festival concludes with a beloved miracle of nineteenth-century music, Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings, Op. 20. Written as a birthday gift for his violin teacher, this masterpiece is a truly a celebration of life. This concert runs approximately 90 minutes and includes an intermission.