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THE SELDON Announces 2009-2010 Season Of Concerts With Jazz, Folk & More

THE SELDON Announces 2009-2010 Season Of Concerts With Jazz, Folk & More

The Sheldon is proud to announce the 2009 - 2010 season of outstanding concerts in the intimate and acoustically perfectSheldon Concert Hall. As usual, the season includes five series - Jazz at The Sheldon, Fantastic Folk, Sheldon Classics,Saturday Matinees, and Coffee Concerts, as well as Special Concerts and educational programming - all available starting May 13 at 10 a.m.

The Sheldon is also pleased to announce that subscription ticket prices will not increase this year, and will beheld at the same levels as last season. Among the artists scheduled for the season are Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bettye LaVette,Marty Stuart, Patty Loveless, David Halen, Nicholas Payton, Chad & Jeremy, and Blind Boys of Alabama.

The Sheldon will also continue to offer the popular "Choose Your Own Series," designed for busy music lovers whoseschedule makes it difficult to attend all concerts in a particular series. "All- Access" tickets, which provide premium seating,free parking, use of the Patrons Lounge, and a backstage pass, will also be available. "The Sheldon Sessions," aimed atcollege students and young professionals and co-presented with KDHX 88.1 FM. will also be scheduled.

More information about artists and on-sale dates will be announced at a later date. Tickets for the Jazz at The Sheldon series are $198 orchestra / $175 balcony, Fantastic Folk series tickets are $175 orchestra / $155 balcony, Sheldon Classics series tickets are $75 orchestra / $60 balcony, Coffee Concerts are $55 orchestra / $45balcony, and Saturday Matinee tickets are $20 per adult subscription ticket / $10 per child.

All new subscriptions will go on sale Wednesday, May 13 and sales will continue through the first concert in each series. Tickets to any of the special concertsmay be purchased with a subscription order prior to the single ticket on sale date of August 8, 2009. To order subscriptiontickets call The Sheldon at 314-533-9900 or log-on to www.TheSheldon.org.

JAZZ AT THE SHELDON Enjoy five hot nights of jazz with amazing vocalists, virtuoso instrumentalists and a tribute to the King! Saturdays at 8 p.m. Dee Dee Bridgewater - "Lady Day" October 3, 2009 Tribute to Billie Holiday Grammy and Tony Award-winning vocalist and host of NPR's JazzSet, Dee Dee Bridgewater focuses her talents on musicimmortalized by jazz great Billie Holiday.

Bridgewater gave a memorable concert at The Sheldon to celebrate theanniversary of Josephine Baker and she returns to The Sheldon stage, sure to captivate with a broad-ranging, theatrical portrayal of the legendary singer "Lady Day." $45 orchestra/$40 balconyNicholas PaytonNovember 7, 2009

A professional musician since the age of 12, trumpeter Nicholas Payton returns to The Sheldon with a style that embraceshis New Orleans upbringing, while reaching for new levels of maturity and sophistication in his performance. Paytonrecently toured the nation with Bill Charlap, Ravi Coltrane and Steve Wilson to celebrate the Blue Note record label's 70 th anniversary, and has worked with other jazz greats including Wynton and Ellis Marsalis, Elvin Jones, and Ray Brown. $40 orchestra/$35 balconyEliane Elias
January 23, 2010
Bossa nova pianist and singer Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive musical style, blending her Brazilian roots with analluring voice and impressive compositional skills. With a career that spans over 18 albums, primarily on the Blue Notelabel, Elias has collaborated with artists ranging from opera sensation Denyce Graves to jazz legend Herbie Hancock,earning her multiple awards and a Grammy nomination.
$40 orchestra/$35 balcony
Cyrus Chestnut
April 10, 2010 "Cyrus Plays Elvis" A jazz great meets "The King" as pianist Cyrus Chestnut celebrates the music of Elvis Presley! This special evening will also feature Chestnut's trademark sounds, influenced by Fats Waller and McCoy Tyner. Chestnut's prowess as a soloisthas led him to be a first call pianist in big bands including the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and he tours as a leader withhis trio, playing at jazz festivals, clubs and concert halls around the world.$40 orchestra/$35 balcony

Steve Tyrell May 1, 2010
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In his four decades in the music business, he is atwo-time Emmy nominee and has achieved great success as a performing artist, producer, and songwriter. Tyrell helped to re-invent and re-popularize classic pop standards for a modern-day audience, and has worked with legendary artists such as Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Ray Charles, Burt Bacharach, and Stevie Wonder.$45 orchestra/$40 balcony
Subscription Price: $198 orchestra/$175 balcony(Best Value!)Jazz at The Sheldon is welcomed by WSIE 88.7 The Jazz Station

FANTASTIC FOLK Folk-revival favorites, poignant songwriting, and rollicking bluegrass -all in five nights of Fantastic Folk! Fridays at 8 p.m.

Chad & Jeremy October 23, 2009 Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde first took the U.S. by storm during the British Invasion of the 1960s, with Top 40 hits including"Summer Song," "Yesterday's Gone," and "Willow Weep for Me." After a reunion in 2003 for PBS, Chad and Jeremy areback in full-swing, performing their hit songs and new material, sounding just as relevant and progressive as they did 40 yearsago!
$40 orchestra/$35 balcony Alison Brown with Joe Craven November 20, 2009
Banjo-player Alison Brown brings her unique, modern take on acoustic music to The Sheldon, pushing her traditional instrument into new territory. Known for her work with Alison Krauss and Union Station, Michelle Shocked, and the popularstring super-band New Grange featuring Darol Anger and Mike Marshall, Brown is universally hailed as the new face of banjomusic. She is joined by musical madman Joe Craven, an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist."Like James Taylor's voice or B.B. King's guitar, Alison Brown's banjo is an instrumentpossessed of a unique sonic signature and an inescapable beauty." - Billboard Magazine
$35 orchestra/$30 balcony Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder January 15, 2010

Ricky Skaggs and his award-winning group return to The Sheldon with their trademark blend of classic bluegrass sounds and modern vitality and charisma. The winner of fourteen Grammys, multiple Country Music Association Awards, and twelve numberone hits, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder are among Nashville's most honored musicians. $45 orchestra/$40 balcony

The Irish Rovers
March 5, 2010 With more than 36 years of performances and recordings to their credit, the Irish Rovers continue to charm and entertain audiences around the world with their exciting shows. The Irish Rovers have never lost their timeless ability to deliver arollicking, rousing performance, full of good cheer, that will soon have you singing along to familiar Irish folk songs.
$40 orchestra/$35 balcony Marty Stuart April 30, 2010 and His Fabulous SuperlativesGrammy Award-winning music icon Marty Stuart makes his Sheldon debut in his trademark Nudie suit, performing musicinspired by his Mississippi Delta upbringing and deep country roots.

Stuart has performed and recorded with music legendsincluding Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Doc Watson, and is destined to join their ranks as one of country music's mostinfluential stars.$40 orchestra/$35 balconySubscription Price: $175 orchestra/$155 balcony(Best Value!)Fantastic Folk is welcomed by KDHX 88.1
SHELDON CLASSICS Birthday Celebrations! Don't miss three evenings of glorious chamber music featuring members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and singers fromOpera Theatre of St. Louis, celebrating the birthdays of some of ourfavorite classical composers!

A complimentary dessert reception follows each concert, giving you an opportunity to meet the artists.Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Robert Schumann

January 27, 2010
Featuring violinist David Halen and pianist Peter HendersonWe celebrate the 200 th anniversary of the birth of the great Romantic composer Robert Schumann with performances of hisSonata for Violin No. 2 in A Minor, featuring Symphony Concert Master David Halen, and the Quartet for piano, violin, violaand cello. The evening will also include Schumann lieder and solo music for piano.

$30 orchestra/$25 balcony/$15 student (student tickets at the door, night-of-show only)
Chopin and PaderewskiMarch 10, 2010featuring pianist Peter Henderson and the Ilex TrioPianist Peter Henderson performs the glorious piano music of two Polish musical giants - Frederic Chopin on the 200 th anniversary of his birth, and Ignace Paderewski, marking his 150th birthday anniversary. Kristin Ahlstrom and Anne Fagerburgwill join Peter for a performance of Chopin's wonderful Piano Trio.
$30 orchestra/$25 balcony/$15 student (student tickets at the door, night-of-show only)

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