Chamber Music Society of St. Louis to Open 8th Season with Cabaret-Style Shows

On Friday, October 7th, The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis (CMSSL) opens up their usually intimate cabaret-style performances and moves their first concert of the season to the acoustically perfect Sheldon Concert Hall.

To encourage an even broader audience of music enthusiasts to experience their programming, they are offering all tickets to this event at half price. "Since this concert was planned for a venue that holds 180, and we are moving to a venue that holds 700, we figured we had a few extra seats to spare. Musicians like to play to full audiences so we are pleased to offer special pricing for this performance." - Marc Gordon, Executive & Artistic Director for CMSSL.

CMSSL welcomes back renowned British conductor Nicholas McGegan to begin their season on October 7th with "If It Ain't Baroque, Don't Fix It," a program of Baroque favorites, featuring flutist Jennifer Nitchman and harpsichordist Charles Metz. McGegan is a St. Louis favorite and friend to Chamber Music Society of St. Louis and the St. Louis Symphony. A previous Artist in Residence at Washington University, he currently serves as Music Director for San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

CMSSL continues their 2016-17 programming with:

"Fall Classics...Music...Not Baseball" - October 31st & November 1st

"Viva Italiano" - November 21st and 22nd

"Blown Away" - December 5th and 6th

"Just For Fun," - January 23rd and 24th.

"The Sonata Program" - February 20th and 21st

"All Beethoven All The Time" - April 24th and 25th

"Modern Classics" - May 17th

Full descriptions of all events can be found at chambermusicstl.org/concerts.

CMSSL offers two performances of each regular season program in the Sheldon Ballroom (3648 Washington Blvd., Grand Center, St. Louis, MO 63108) on Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Subscriptions are on sale now and information is available online or by phone at 314-941-6309. Single tickets will be released August 15, 2016. CMSSL performances are also part of the Concert Pass Collaborative discount program for students.

In addition to performances, CMSSL hosts programs to further educate area musicians. The Master Class Series offers students the chance to prepare and perform solo and chamber works, guided by a CMSSL artist. The CMSSL and The Community Music School of Webster University's Preparatory Program have partnered for the Young Artists Chamber Program, which nurtures the next generation of chamber music ensembles. Both programs are open to St. Louis area students and are free to qualified students. Visit chambermusicstl.org for more information.

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Mission: To present chamber music of the highest quality, support educational activities that encourage more students and adults to appreciate the art form, and nurture exceptional emerging chamber music performers and ensembles. For more, visit Chambermusicstl.org or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.



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