Kathi Kurtzman (piano), Jeffrey Kurtzman (piano), Kenny Kurtzman (piano), Julie Kurtzman (violin), Camille Reno (baritone) and Anaïs Reno (alto) will be performing the Mozart Fantasy in D minor, movements from the J.S. Bach Violin Sonata #4, the Brahms Violin Sonata #1, and the Ravel Violin Sonata, as well as the Chopin Ballade #1, arias from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and Verdi’s La Traviata, and songs by George Gershwin, Harold Arlen and others.
In Concert 5 of the 61st concert season, the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus will perform some of the most powerful music written for the Lenten season and Palm Sunday. The audience will hear the Lenten motets of Francis Poulenc, a setting of the Lamentations by Portuguese Renaissance composer, Manuel Cardoso, and “O Crux” by Knut Nystedt, a leading proponent of Norwegian music. The Church of the Most Holy Trinity, this concert's venue, was founded by 19th century German immigrants. Thus, it is fitting the Chamber Chorus will present the St. Louis premiere of Rudolf Mauersberger's lament for his ruined city of Dresden in 1945, “Why Does The City Sit So Solitary?”
The Chorus will sing several pieces for the feast of Palm Sunday from Palestrina, Bruckner and Randall Thompson and two works from Britain: Vaughan William's “O Jos Omnes” and “Stabat Mater,” composed by Sasha Johnson Manning and dedicated to Chamber Chorus artistic director, Philip Barnes.
A classic example of what the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus does best — performing in a beautiful, historic church probably unfamiliar to many. The Church of the Most Holy Trinity looks out over the Mississippi, just north of downtown, and concertgoers will find it boasts both beautiful artwork and a rich acoustic.
Join us for “Repentance and Regret,” Sunday, April 9 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Parking is free! For more information about the concert, and tickets, call
The emotionally charged season of Lent inspires motets by Francis Poulenc, Anton Bruckner, and Vaughan Williams.
Soulful Sundays: Live music from 4:00-7:00 in the the Lumiere Place Legends Room at the National Blues Museum. $10 for General Admission Tickets. $15 for Reserved table seats. Call the box office for reserved seating at 314-925-0016 ext. 403.
Beginning Oil Painting
Thursdays- March 23 - April 27
Explore color, texture, and form in this six-week beginning oil painting course. Students will learn how to stretch and prepare a canvas, set up a palette, and learn basic color theory and color mixing techniques which will best produce clean, vibrant, space-shaping colors. Students will also experiment with painting mediums and work with different brushes and palette knife techniques to discover and develop one’s own personal style.
Hannah Miller, a Carlinville native, holds a BFA in photography and painting, and an MFA in photography and video and has attended Illinois State University, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Rhode Island School of Design. She is a big believer in the positive impact art and creativity can have in rural communities, and is super excited about the MAC opening just a half-hour away from her home!
Painting holds a special place in her practice; it is a more hands-on approach to the meditative seeing, looking, and studying of color and the relationships of objects that she works towards in photographs. The way that color can shape form in painting is a mystery that will never cease to amaze, and she hopes that she can share that sense of wonder with her students.
Piece of glass for palette- around 8 x 10" or largerWooden stretcher bars- can be made, not bought
Gamblin mediums kit
Beginning Wheel Throwing
6 week class / 2hour / once a week
We will teach you everything you need to learn to make a pot on the wheel, AND… you’ll also gain the many incidental stress-relieving benefits of creating with clay. The gentle turning of the wheel, the centering of the clay and the single-minded focus needed to create pottery brings the potter into a calm, centered place themselves. It’s a terrific way to end a stressful day or start a new adventure.
The Beginner Wheel class is designed for the absolute beginner looking for an introduction to the craft of wheel thrown* pottery. *(From the Old English word “thrawan”, meaning to twist or turn.) This class is also a good place for self-taught or long inactive potters who are looking for a refresher course in the fundamentals of wheel throwing.
Beginners, will receive an introduction to basic throwing techniques: centering clay, forming cylinders, bowls and plate forms. Glazing and surface treatment also covered.
For those who are comfortable throwing basic cylinder and bowl shapes, classes will focus on constructing more complex forms. Teapots, pitchers, covered jars, casseroles etc. will be explored. Students also work on mastering the more technical aspects of glazing and firing.
WHAT: Social Dance Classes Spring Session
WHEN: Week of April 9, 2017
WHERE: College Center, St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville
CONTACT INFO: 636-922-8233 or visit stchas.edu/learnforlife
Television personality, author and Food Network star Alton Brown has announced "Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science" (www.altonbrownlive.com) will visit an additional 40 cities in 2017 including St. Louis' Fabulous Fox Theatre.
Where is God in a world full of violence, corruption, and hatred? That is the question this play seeks to answer. Through a series of stories, some true and some fictional, seven actors portray a variety of characters seeking evidence of God’s existence in our daily lives.
“Reflective Accumulations,” an exhibit of paintings by Kansas City-based artist Grant Miller, will be on display in the Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School from Friday, April 7, through Wednesday, May 17. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on April 7.
Miller begins his paintings with an architectural grid and then builds on that initial structure through a chain reaction of controlled, determined layers. Once the angles and lines come together, the forms that exist within the gaps come forth creating a striking dichotomy. These fluid forms begin to take center stage in Miller’s work, while the initial structure that brought the effects together slowly recedes. Some of his works have between eight and 18 layers.
Curated by Dr. Jeffrey Hughes, the exhibition Dispositive Environments will highlight the tension between technology and permanence, as well as the too often neglected ecological consequences of technology’s rapid expansion.
The juxtaposition of still necessary mechanisms and technologies of the Industrial Revolution associated with, for example, sub-surface mining or railroad transport, are intertwined with the technological engines of transnational commerce and information economies. Art that responds to this intersection of social, symbolic and political forces will be shown with research-based documentation.
The concept of the dispositive is here related to the context in which the work is executed and also experienced. Instead of merely a locus for the transmission of expression and content, works in the exhibition will encourage the viewer/participant to construct his or her own meaning.
Libby Reuter & Joshua Rowan
The Walter Collective
Celebrated author Greg Iles presents the enthralling conclusion to his breathtaking “Natchez Burning” trilogy. With piercing insight, narrative prowess, and a masterful ability to blend history and imagination, Iles illuminates the brutal history of the American South in a highly atmospheric and suspenseful novel. In “Mississippi Blood,” the end game is at hand for Penn Cage as he races to uncover witnesses and exonerate his father charged with a brutal murder.
Left Bank Books presents bestselling author Raymond Arroyo, who will sign and discuss his new book, "Will Wilder: The Lost Staff of Wonders," with bestselling Kingdom Keepers author Ridley Pearson!
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Will Wilder: The Lost Staff of Wonders" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
When the storied Staff of Moses—responsible for summoning the plagues of ancient Egypt—vanishes from the museum in Perilous Falls, Will Wilder is suspect number one. Desperate to prove his innocence and stop the thief from unleashing terrors upon the town of Perilous Falls, Will must use his supernatural gift to locate the beast—but it’s nowhere to be found. As the river runs with blood, sharp-toothed frogs surround his home, and clouds of swarming gnats choke the streets, Will must rely on his supernatural ability, everything he learned from his training, and help from his friends, siblings, and Great-Aunt Lucille to find the missing staff and unmask the hidden evil before time runs out for all of them.
Weekly night of bluegrass, hosted by locals and open to musicians to gather around the mic for a good ol time!
Presented by Loyal Family
The Solarize Madison County/Glen Carbon program allows individual home and commercial property owners to access lower prices for solar installations through the power of volume purchasing.
This program will reduce carbon emissions while providing residents with the opportunity to invest in high-quality renewable energy solar installation with potentially significant savings on installation cost and energy bills.
The program is administered by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association at no cost to the village or the county.
Over the next few months, Midwest Renewable Energy Association will provide free public one-hour educational sessions called Solar Power Hours for prospective participants to learn how solar energy works and to answer questions. The program’s website includes a signup form.
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