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St. Louis classical calendar for the week of February 9, 2015

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Special concerts for Valentine's Day and Black History Month are on the calendar this week.

Eliot Unitarian Chapel presents a Friends of Music concert on Sunday, February 15, at 3 PM. "The program will feature: Baroque music by Georg Philipp Telemann, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Heinrich Biber and Marco Uccellini played on Baroque instruments by Lorraine Glass-Harris and Darrel Berg, violins; James Harris, flute; and Alan Rosenkoetter, guitar. Songs from Broadway musicals and other show tunes performed by Madeline Black, soprano, and Patti Brumleve, piano." Eliot Unitarian Chapel is at 100 South Argonne in Kirkwood. For more information: fomcstl.org

Amy Camie

The Ethical Society presents a Faces of Love Concert: Celebration of the Divine Feminine on Saturday, February 14, at 8 p.m. "The 18th Annual Faces Of Love Concert features diverse and extraordinary female musicians and singers whose performances are both spiritual and contemporary arousing our deepest emotions and instincts. Aska Kaneko, an internationally known Japanese violinist/composer and member of the group Gaia Cuatro is teaming up with Jasnam Daya Singh (Weber Iago), a Brazilian pianist and composer as the featured artists. Joining them are Amy Camie, professional harpist and award winning recording artist and Ruth Latchison Nichols recognized as one of the leading Gospel singers in the region. All of these spectacular artists share a commitment to internal harmony and universal peace through the vehicle of music ranging from classical to jazz, new age to gospel and contemporary forms of sacred music." The performance takes at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road. For more information: ethicalstl.org.

The St. Louis Chamber Chorus presents Concert Four: Milhaud and Purcell on Sunday, February 15, at 3 p.m. “Quintessentialy French motets and chansons arranged by Darius Milhaud offer a striking contrast with the brooding, even searing, anthems of Henry Purcell, written for Westminster Abbey immediately prior to the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688.” The concert takes place at Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust. For more information: www.chamberchorus.org

Kevin McBeth

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents Lift Every Voice: A Black History Month Celebration on Friday, February 13, at 7:30 PM. “This annual concert celebrates African-American cultures and traditions that have influenced the history of St. Louis, as well as cities around the world. Join conductor Kevin McBeth and the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON chorus to commemorate influential leaders who helped shape history.” The concert takes place at Powell Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information: stlsymphony.org.

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents a classical open stage night on Monday, February 9, from 7:30 – 9 PM. “Come by yourself or bring your quartet. Sight read through a Beethoven quartet or use this as an opportunity to put the finishing touches on that Hindemith Viola Sonata you have been working on. All ages and skill levels are welcome. We have a 6' grand piano and an accompanist.” The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information: tavern-of-fine-arts.blogspot.com.

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents an evening of chamber music by Haydn, Kodály, and Shostakovich with St. Louis Symphony musicians Ann Fink (violin), Jennifer Yamamoto (violin), Eva Stern (viola), Davin Rubicz (cello), and Patti Wolf (piano) on Tuesday, February 10, at 8 p.m. The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information: tavern-of-fine-arts.blogspot.com.

The Tavern of Fine Arts presents a special Valentine's "Senses in Harmony" wine pairing recital with Rebecca Drury, soprano; Diana Umali, piano; Jon Garrett, tenor and piano; and Melissa Peterson, sopran on Saturday, February 14, at 8 p.m. "Classical, opera, art song, musical theatre...all lighthearted and fun. This program is guaranteed to bring smiles and laughter on "heart day." Songs and sets will be paired with like-minded wines perfect for the occasion. we'll have something for everyone - a "singles" date alternative, or girls' night out, and/or something for sweethearts - fun for all." The Tavern of Fine Arts is at 313 Belt in the Debaliviere Place neighborhood. For more information: tavern-of-fine-arts.blogspot.com.

Washington University presents a senior piano recital by Jonathan Heaney on Friday, February 13, at 2 p.m. The program features music by Brahms. The performance takes place at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity in University City. For more information: news.wustl.edu.

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