100th Anniversary Celebration!
Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Don't miss the birthday party of the season as The Sheldon presents the world premiere of "This Present Past," composed by St. Louis' own Peter Martin, featuring a poem by Howard Nemerov and commissioned by The Sheldon to mark the 100th anniversary of the concert hall! An all-star ensemble will perform the piece that encompasses both jazz and classical music – featuring soprano Christine Brewer, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, bassist Christian McBride, pianist Peter Martin, drummer Ulysses Owens, violinist David Halen and members of the St. Louis Symphony.
The evening will also include a new work by Stefan Freund entitled "St. Louis Reds," a tribute to W.C. Handy's seminal work, "St. Louis Blues." The piece will accompany a visual presentation of 100 photographs of The Sheldon. Also premiering will be "Temple Built in Trust and Hope," by Sheldon Executive Director Paul Reuter, with texts by Percival Chubb, the leader of the Ethical Society when The Sheldon opened its doors in 1912, and Walter Sheldon, the building's namesake. The piece will be performed by Christine Brewer and the St. Louis Children's Choir Choristers Ensemble.
Click here for a sneak peek at Peter Martin's 100th Anniversary Commission!
Part of the American Arts Experience!
$50 remaining orchestra and balcony
$25 rear balcony
Anniversary-level tickets in support of The Sheldon are on sale now and include preferred seating, a post-concert reception, and a tax deduction. Call The Sheldon at 314.533.9900. Single tickets go on sale August 11, but subscribers can request single tickets with their subscription order! Tickets will be assigned before the general on sale date.
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