Archive for April, 2010

Third Stream

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

I hope you’ll all join me this Sunday, 4/25, 8:30pm at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Ctr., 3301 Lemp Ave., to hear the fabulous return of saxophonist, Peter Brötzmann, along with percussionist, Hamid Drake. Brötzmann has been a leader in the European avant garde ever since the 1970s, playing in a style of high intensity free improv. that’s sure to keep you locked in and focused, right through to the last cymbal crash! For specific info. on this event, visit: and also visit Peter Brötzmann’s main site: See you there!

Third Stream

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Here’s in praise of St. Louis’s own Arianna String Quartet! Tonight, at 8:00pm at the Touhill (See for full info.) they will be performing not only one of the most difficult works, but a work universally considered among the most significant and adventurous in the entire repertoire of string composition, the Béla Bartok String Quartet #4., which, along with his #5,  stands pointedly alone in the field as an ageless monolith of creativity and high technical experimentation. Only the Ravel quartet and the late Beethoven quartets come to mind as equally significant. I hope you’ll have time to rush over and hear this music tonight. You will be highly rewarded!