Archive for September, 2009

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Saturday, September 26th, 2009

This Saturday, 10/3, the New Music Circle will begin its 51st season at the Mildred E. Bastian Theatre with a concert of interactive media (piano, electronics and video) presented by James Hegarty (Visit http://www.newmusiccircle.org for all details). I attended one of his concerts last season and was nothing short of amazed at how effortlessly and tastefully he is able to blend various electronic sounds and media with his highly virtuosic level of pianism. http://www.jimhegarty.com

As if to take “Multi-media” as a possible theme for this season’s events, other examples would be: Craig Hultgren – cello, synthesizer & poetry; Robert Voisey (“60X60″ Dance) – recorded music by new composers & ‘live’ dance; Van McElwee – new video & ‘live’ music. These are only three of the ten concerts on our season, so for all the personnel and details, visit: http://www.newmusiccircle.org/calendar.htm

Also starting this week (what a week!) will be the opening chamber concert of the Pulitzer Series on Wednesday, 09/30. Directed by David Robertson, his pre-concert introduction, relating the music to art works surrounding you at the Pulitzer Foundation, along with historical anecdotes about the composers, insures that your experience will be communicative and intimate. The opening concert on Wed. will feature works by Elliott Carter, Salvatore Sciarrino and Jonathan Harvey. For more details: http://www.pulitzerarts.org/events/concerts/idealdisplacements-harvey/

And of course, The St. Louis Symphony has just opened its new season with lots of new music being presented! Just scroll down 3 entries on this blog to read my entry from a while back.

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Thursday, September 17th, 2009

I just wanted to let you all know about a sensational group, called Dances of India. I saw them perform last season, and the level of rhythmic intricacy and choreography in the dancing is amazing. Their elongated metric patterns make our little 7/8s & 5/4s look like child’s play! But most importantly, the precision and elegance in the dancing makes the presentation a thing of beauty to behold.
They are performing this Friday & Saturday – 7:00pm; and Sunday – 3:00pm at the Edison Theatre.
Here’s a link to their site if you want to learn more about their whole season:  http://www.dancesofindiastlouis.org/