The Missouri Chamber Music Festival (MOCM) presents its ninth season of concerts in St. Louis, June 17, 19, 20, and 22, 2019 at the 560 Music Center in University City and the First Congregational Church of Webster Groves. Audiences will hear stellar musicians from St. Louis and around the country. Season 9 of the Missouri Chamber Music Festival explores expressions of homeland and place, filtered through the lens of live music. Audiences will delight in hearing The Six Bagatelles by Ligeti, taking a trip down memory lane with Janacek in Mladi, or feeling the effervescent impressions of turn-of-the-century France at the Debussy Morning Music concert. Each of the four concerts carries the listener towards the Finale performance which shines a light on the music and influences of MOCM’s featured composer, and harpist, Hannah Lash. Ms. Lash’s career as a harp soloist blends programs of traditional repertoire with her own compositions and explores new territories for the harp and all instruments. Nina Ferrigno, MOCM Co-Artistic Director, shares, “What I find in Hannah’s music is a deep introspection mixed with a fearless expression. She is a unique artist… fluid between the “onstage” and “offstage” personas of performer and composer.” Single tickets are $15 to $30 each and a Festival Pass (admission to all four concerts) is $72. Tickets can be purchased in advance online and at the door starting one hour before the performance. Children under the age of 12 years old attend all concerts for free.
Youth Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7 pm First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 West Lockwood Avenue Webster Groves General admission $25 Borodin, String Trio in G minor for 2 violins and cello Ligeti, Six Bagatelles for Woodwind Quintet Janáček, Mládí for Woodwind Sextet, JW 7/10 Smetana, String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life” Approximate run time is 90 minutes which includes one intermission.
MOCM Morning Music Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10:30 am The Pillsbury Theatre, 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Avenue, University City General admission $15 (includes coffee and pastries) Debussy Première rhapsodie for clarinet and piano Piano Trio in G Major (1879): Andante con molto allegro Sonata No. 1 for cello and piano Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano Approximate run time is one hour with no intermission.
Around with the Calyx Piano Trio Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 5 pm First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves General admission $20 Lash, Around Dvořák, Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, Dumky Approximate run time is one hour with no intermission.
Festival Finale Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 7 pm E. Desmond Lee Hall, 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Avenue, University City General admission $30 Lash, Start for solo snare drum Schumann, Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17 (arranged by Lash) Lash, Folksongs for flute, percussion, and harp Lash, Frayed for String Quartet Debussy, Sonata for flute, viola, and harp Approximate run time is 90 minutes which includes one intermission.
MOCM Season 2019 Musicians
Jennifer Nitchman, flute Jelena Dirks, oboe Scott Andrews, clarinet Tzuying Huang, bass clarinet Andrew Cuneo, bassoon Roger Kaza, horn Michael Compitello, percussion Nina Ferrigno, piano Mia Hynes, piano Hannah Lash, harp Catherine French, violin Eva Kozma, violin Angie Smart, violin Michael Casimir, viola Chris Tantillo, viola Elizabeth Chung, cello Jennifer Lucht, cello The Calyx Piano Trio
Programming and musicians are subject to change.
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