Hello out there!
Our concert scheduled to take place on the Market Square stage has been moved inside to the Bijou Theatre. Temperatures are expected to dip down into the single digits (Celsius), and our instruments all suggested that we make the move. Nothing can turn a Buffet Clarinet into firewood faster than warm breath into a cold instrument. Spokesman for the instruments, Mr. Woody Windham, says that while the Market Square ambiance is lovely, everyone will be happier in the Bijou– string instruments will stay in tune, brass players faces won't freeze to their mouthpieces, woodwind instruments will live to see another day– and we won’t have to thaw out our audience at the end.
Our program for this concert (which will be repeated in Maryville's Greenbelt Park on May 22) is packed with classical goodness– Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Strauss, Sousa– and Concertmaster Gabe Lefkowitz will preview a work from his upcoming appearance with the Chamber Orchestra, Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs). That’s 7:30 TONIGHT at the BIJOU.
It turns out this will be the first of two concerts we are to play in the Bijou this week. Our final Chamber Classics go-round will be Sunday afternoon at 2:30, with the aforementioned Gabe playing Zigeunerweisen and a whole lot more. It appears we are also entering a Beethoven Zone. Over the next 4 weeks we will perform his Overture to Prometheus, Romance in F for violin and orchestra and 2nd Symphony, (Sunday at the Bijou), Overture to Fidelio and Piano Concerto No. 4 (May 15 + 16 Masterworks), and who knows what else on the “Beer and Beethoven” event at the Blackhorse Brewery on May 21. So if you are a Beethoven aficionado, your time has come.