The classic series at Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries will return to a live performance program in 2022.
The season includes three chamber music concerts featuring flautist Mark Sparks on February 2, violinist David Halen on April 6 and violinist Erin Schrieber on May 11. All concerts are at 8 p.m. and each features a new work by student composers from the University of Missouri.
Sparks, recently retired as Principal Flutist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, will perform Bohuslav Martinu’s First Sonata for Flute and Piano and Robert Schumann’s Sonata in A Minor (transcribed for Flute and Piano by Sparks). Also on the program, “Romanze” by Richard Strauss, “Funf Stücke im Volkston” by Robert Schumann and Rondo for two flutes and piano by Franz Doppler. A new work by Robyne Sieh of Mizzou will be performed by Isabella Saldaña of O’Fallon, Illinois, a student of Sparks and a member of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.
SLSO Halen’s concertmaster will perform Mendelssohn’s Octet, Richard Strauss’ Sonata for Violin and Piano and a new work for violin and piano by Emily Shaw of Mizzou.
Schreiber, deputy concertmaster of the SLSO, will lead a string quartet made up of violinists Shawn Weil and Leo Plashinov and cellist Bjorn Ranheim. They will be joined by pianist Peter Henderson. On the program, the Piano Quintet by Brahms, the String Quartet in F major by Ravel, Adantino Quietoso for violin and piano by Franck and a new work by Maria Laura Disandro de Mizzou.
Subscription tickets cost between $65 and $80. Single tickets are $15-$30, $10 for students, and go on sale Nov. 5 at MetroTix, by calling 314-534-1111 or at thesheldon.org.
Additionally, pianist Einav Yarden’s March 2021 concert, which was postponed due to COVID, has been rescheduled to 8 p.m. on March 15. Tickets ($10-$25) are on sale now through MetroTix or at thesheldon.org.
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