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Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Notes From Hollywood - The Sequel


Monday, December 10, 2018 @ 7:00 PM


Honoring Leonard Slatkin, and featuring music from award-winning Hollywood film composers

Special Guest Appearance by St. Louis Cardinals’ Baseball Legend Ozzie Smith, “The Wizard”


Our 10th Anniversary Gala ...

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Rick Thum & Friends Notes

Rick Thum & Friends

An Old Time Christmas


Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 7:30 PM


Featuring Rick Thum: Hammered Dulcimer, Vocals, Harmonica and Guitar, Bob Born: Guitar and Vocals, Gerard Erker: Guitar and Vocals, Roger Netherton: Fiddle, Mandolin and Piano,Vince Corkery: Bass. Join the group for an old time Christmas Concert with a touch of blues and jazz in the intimate setting ...

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A John Waters Christmas

A John Waters Christmas


Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 PM


Like a damaged St. Nick for the Christmas corrupted, John Waters – legendary filmmaker (“Female Trouble,” “Hairspray.” “Serial Mom”), raconteur and author of bestselling books, Carsick, Role Models and Make ...

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Home for Christmas Special

Home for Christmas

Scott Kennebeck, Emily Truckenbrod & John Powel Walsh


Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM


Acclaimed vocalists Scott Kennebeck and Emily Truckenbrod, along with accompanist John Powel Walsh, take listeners on a heartwarming holiday journey through favorite sacred and secular songs of the season, including “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” ...

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City of Music All-Star Chorus

City of Music All-Star Chorus

Fundraising Day at Saks Fifth Avenue


Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 12:00 PM


THIS EVENT IS AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, PLAZA FRONTENAC

Celebrate the season with The Sheldon’s City of Music All-Star Chorus as they perform holiday and choral favorites at Saks Fifth Avenue to benefit the Sheldon Arts Foundation. Plan on ...

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St. Louis Irish Arts Holiday Concert Notes

St. Louis Irish Arts Holiday Concert


Sunday, December 16, 2018 @ 3:00 PM


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KMOX Holiday Radio Show

KMOX Holiday Radio Show


Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 7:00 PM


The tradition continues as Charlie Brennan, Debbie Monterrey, Carol Daniel, Mark Reardon and the KMOX Staff perform an original comedy written by our very own Kevin Killeen on Monday, December 17th at the Sheldon Concert Hall. The play, “Ask Your Mother,” is about a St. Louis family getting together ...

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Zoe Vonder Haar & Friends Coffee

Zoe Vonder Haar & Friends

That's Christmas to Me


Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 10:00 AM


Kick off your holidays with the swingin’ sounds of the season! Zoe Vonder Haar is one of St. Louis’ most acclaimed musical theatre performers, with nationally touring roles and awards for her work at STAGES St. Louis and The Muny to her credit. Join Zoe and friends for this fun-filled, fast-paced ...

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Mitzi MacDonald & Keltic Reign Notes

Mitzi MacDonald & Keltic Reign

Christmas in the Kitchen


Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 7:00 PM


Lots of Christmas spirit here! It's a true kitchen party, like back in Mitzi’s homeland of Nova Scotia, with Celtic music and dancing. It's a show like no other, where you and your family can be on stage having tea and homemade cookies at Mitzi's kitchen table while the band and their musical guests entertain ...

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Peter Mayer

Peter Mayer

A Junkman's Christmas


Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 7:00 PM


19th Annual Stars and Promises Tour

Guitarist and singer Peter Mayer of the Peter Mayer Group and Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band returns for his 19th annual Stars and Promises Christmas Tour. The seasonal performance features imaginative ...

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Dean Christopher: Rat Pack Christmas Notes

Dean Christopher: Rat Pack Christmas


Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 7:30 PM


Award-winning actor, singer and impressionist Dean Christopher, along with his band, return for a repeat performance to bring you this one-of-a-kind holiday show you won’t soon forget. One of the greatest eras in the history of entertainment…”classic Vegas” meets the holiday season head-on, ...

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The Clairvoyants

The Clairvoyants


Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


Thommy Ten and Amelie Van Tass (The Clairvoyants) were both born and raised in Austria and now reside in both Austria and America. When they met in 2011, they began to develop their “second sight” act, and two months later brought it to the stage for the first time. Within a year they had developed a full-length ...

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Midwest Avengers with Anthony Lucius Ballroom

Midwest Avengers with Anthony Lucius

Hip Hop Live


Saturday, January 19, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


The Sheldon celebrates St. Louis’ long-standing and nationally respected hip hop scene as we partner with acclaimed group iLLPHONiCS to curate a series featuring some of the best hip hop acts the city has to offer.

Coming off of their 25th ...

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1969 - The Moon Landing Classics

1969 - The Moon Landing


Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


Pianist Peter Henderson and the Ilex Trio, with violinist Kristin Ahlstrom and cellist Anne Fagerburg, commemorate the wonder and significance of the moon landing 50 years ago with lunar-themed pieces such as Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Debussy’s ...

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Carrie Newcomer & Over the Rhine Folk

Carrie Newcomer & Over the Rhine


Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer invites listeners to “pause the perpetual motion” of their lives with her elegantly layered, engaging and often contemplative songs. Described as a “soaring songstress” by Billboard, Newcomer’s spiritually ...

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Jesse Cook

Jesse Cook


Saturday, January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


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Tommy Emmanuel, CGP Featuring John Knowles, CGP

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP Featuring John Knowles, CGP

The Heart Songs Tour


Sunday, January 27, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


With special guest John Knowles, CGP ...

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Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Ballroom

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Amadeus


Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 7:30 PM


The popularity of our 2018 all-Mozart program obliged us to offer more from Wolfgang Amadeus. His works with horn, viola and fortepiano will enchant and inspire you.

Mozart- String Quintet No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 174
Mozart- ‘Rondo alla Turca,’ from Sonata #11 in A Major, ...

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11th Annual Trivia Night

11th Annual Trivia Night


Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 7:00 PM


Hosted by Friends Board President David Rath

The Friends of The Sheldon present the 11th annual Trivia Night at The Sheldon. Friends Board President, David Rath, will serve as host, with questions covering popular culture, music, movies ...

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Anita Jackson Matinee

Anita Jackson

Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald


Saturday, February 2, 2019 @ 11:00 AM


Soulful and swinging, one of St. Louis’ premier ladies of song, Anita Jackson, makes her Sheldon series debut, paying tribute to jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald. Jackson has appeared as a featured vocalist with several jazz, R&B, blues and gospel groups around St. Louis, leaving a lasting impact with ...

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Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone


Saturday, February 2, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend.

Paula is a popular panelist on NPR's # 1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait...Don't ...

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Rachel Seiler Notes

Rachel Seiler


Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ 7:30 PM


Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Rachel Seiler’s sweet personality and positive attitude leaves an impression on audiences. She developed a passion for music at a very young age and got her start by singing at her church and in talent shows. She began writing when she started college, as a way to express ...

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Dianne Reeves Jazz

Dianne Reeves


Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


Dianne Reeves is one of the pre-eminent jazz vocalists in the world today, known for her virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings. Reeves has received five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album, an honorary doctorate of music from Julliard and was recently named a 2018 ...

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Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Ballroom

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Endless Lovefest


Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 7:30 PM


Love and romance have inspired countless musical masterpieces. Set up a “date night” and celebrate Valentine’s Day with Beethoven, Schumann, Poulenc and CMSSL.

Beethoven- Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight”
Elgar- Romance for Bassoon and ...

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Perseid String Quartet Notes

Perseid String Quartet


Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 7:30 PM


Formed in 2013, the Perseid String Quartet is dedicated to performing chamber music to the highest possible artistic standards, and to creating accessible and enjoyable concert experiences in the St. Louis community. The Perseids have previously appeared at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 560 Music Center, ...

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An Evening with Leftover Salmon Sessions

An Evening with Leftover Salmon

Stories from the Living Room


Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


Touring Behind Their Book Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years Of Festival!

For any band to thrive on the road for nearly thirty years, there needs to be a constant source of renewal, ...

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo Special

Ladysmith Black Mambazo


Sunday, February 24, 2019 @ 7:30 PM


Thanks to a generous grant from the Whitaker Foundation, The Sheldon is pleased to bring the best music from around the globe directly to The Sheldon stage.

For over 50 years, South African a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo has spread ...

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Alarm Will Sound

Alarm Will Sound


Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


Called "one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American Music scene” by The New York Times, Alarm Will Sound performs cutting edge chamber music contemporary composers such as by John Adams, Aphex Twin and John Medeski. They return for their ...

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Eliane Elias Jazz

Eliane Elias


Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


Grammy Award-winning pianist and singer Eliane Elias is known for a distinctive style that blends her Brazilian roots with an alluring voice and impressive compositional skills. With a career that spans over 26 albums, Elias has collaborated with artists ranging from opera sensation Denyce Graves ...

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Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Ballroom

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Brilliance


Monday, March 4, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 @ 7:30 PM


Robert and Clara Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms comprised one of the most extraordinary circles in music history. Enjoy this collective brilliance, featuring violin, horn and piano.

Brahms- Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano, Op. 40
Mendelssohn- On Wings of Song, Op. 34, #2 ...

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The Earls of Leicester presented by Jerry Douglas

The Earls of Leicester presented by Jerry Douglas


Sunday, March 10, 2019 @ 7:30 PM


The Earls of Leicester are comprised of Barry Bales (bass, vocals), Shawn Camp (guitar, lead vocals), Charlie Cushman (banjo, guitars), Jerry Douglas (Dobro, vocals), Johnny Warren (fiddle, bass vocals) and Jeff White (mandolin, vocals).

When the Earls of Leicester formed in 2013, ...

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The Wee Heavies Coffee

The Wee Heavies

St. Patrick's Day


Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM


Dedicated to music from and influenced by the Celtic tradition, a cappella quartet The Wee Heavies (Jay Harkey, Peter Merideth, Steve Neale and Aaron Schiltz) present an eclectic mix of songs from the traditional to the modern. Through performances filled with good humor and beautiful harmonies, ...

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Paul Bonn and the Bluesmen Notes

Paul Bonn and the Bluesmen


Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 7:30 PM


Paul Bonn and the Bluesmen return to The Sheldon with material including a wide range of blues, rock and roll and gulf coast originals and covers. ...

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Anoushka Shankar Special

Anoushka Shankar


Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


Thanks to a generous grant from the Whitaker Foundation, The Sheldon is pleased to bring the best music from around the globe directly to The Sheldon stage.

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical ...

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Cherish the Ladies Folk

Cherish the Ladies


Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


All-female Celtic super-group Cherish the Ladies returns with their award-winning blend of virtuosic musicianship, captivating vocals and stunning step dancing. Under the leadership of All-Ireland flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, Cherish the Ladies have played the White House and the ...

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7th Annual St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival

7th Annual St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival


Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


March 21-23, 2019

Thursday, March 21
Murder Ballad Ball - The Stage, KDHX

Friday, March 22
Jesse Lége & Joel Savoy - The ...

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Jesse Lége & Joel Savoy Ballroom

Jesse Lége & Joel Savoy

St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival


Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


With special guests Amythyst Kiah and Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

This event is in the Sheldon Ballroom

Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy bring authentic Cajun music to The Sheldon Ballroom! ...

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Iris DeMent

Iris DeMent

St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival


Saturday, March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


With special guest Evie Ladin Band

Singer-songwriter Iris DeMent headlines the 7th Annual Folk and Roots Festival, bringing her timeless voice and poignant lyrics back to The Sheldon stage! The multi Grammy-nominated artist has been called ...

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1944 - D-Day and the Formation of the United Nations Classics

1944 - D-Day and the Formation of the United Nations


Wednesday, March 27, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on D-Day 75 years ago and 1944 was also notable for the Dumbarton Oaks Conference that laid the foundation for the creation of the United Nations. In music, Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring was premiered. ...

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Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Jamal

2019 Sheldon Gala


Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 8:30 PM


Celebrated pianist-composer Ahmad Jamal is a jazz legend, known for his innovative rhythms, colorful voicing and elegant dynamics. An NEA Jazz Master and 2017 Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Jamal has been a bright star on the jazz scene for over six decades, influencing generations ...

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Chamber Music Society of St. Louis Ballroom

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Foolproof


Monday, April 1, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 @ 7:30 PM


Who knew? Our concert falls on April Fools’ Day. We never want to pass up an opportunity to have fun, so… stand back…we’ll try not to get too rowdy.

Haydn- String Quartet #2, Op.33 “The Joke”
Heidrich- Happy Birthday Variations
Dudley Moore- (Beethoven parody) ...

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Dan Rubright & Friends Matinee

Dan Rubright & Friends


Saturday, April 6, 2019 @ 11:00 AM


Composer and jazz guitarist Dan Rubright is joined by top St. Louis artists Steve Davis on drums, Bob Deboo on bass and Paul DeMarinis on saxophone to perform eclectic, contemporary compositions by Rubright, which draw from jazz, world and pop influences. Don’t miss this energetic show loaded with ...

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The Gaslight Squares featuring T.J. Müller Coffee

The Gaslight Squares featuring T.J. Müller

Hot Time in the Old Town


Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 10:00 AM


The Gaslight Squares are a traditional jazz band playing a dynamic style of ragtime and a variety of jazz and blues. Led by British trumpet player T.J. Müller, the band consists of Jacob Alspach on tenor banjo, Matt Sellers on piano and Jon Weiss on tuba. ...

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SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque


Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 9:00 PM


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

6:30 p.m. - VIP Meet and Greet
8:00 p.m. - GA Doors
9:00 p.m. - Show

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is the sexiest, smartest, geekiest, and most fun definitive pop-culture burlesque ...

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1919 - Women's Suffrage Classics

1919 - Women's Suffrage


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


One hundred years ago the U.S. Congress voted to approve the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. We mark this long overdue congressional action with a concert that celebrates women in classical music – composers such as Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann and Amy Beach, and featuring St. ...

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Del McCoury Band Folk

Del McCoury Band


Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


Bluegrass legend Del McCoury is the modern father of traditional music, known for his authentic sound and razor sharp band, featuring sons Ronnie and Rob, as well as Jason Carter and Alan Bartram. Though his career has spanned 60 years, McCoury applies a modern sensibility and originality to his music, ...

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Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Chamber Music Society of St. Louis

Pulling Strings


Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 7:30 PM


We have two words for you… Beethoven, and the Mendelssohn Octet for Strings. Wait- that’s more than two words! Well, then let’s add a Haydn trio for strings, and that beautiful fortepiano Charles Metz unveiled last season. Enough said.

Beethoven- String Quartet in Bb Major, Op. ...

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Alarm Will Sound

Alarm Will Sound


Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 8:00 PM


Called "one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American Music scene” by The New York Times, Alarm Will Sound performs cutting edge chamber music contemporary composers such as by John Adams, Aphex Twin and John Medeski. They return for their ...

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Ben Nordstrom & Steve Neale Matinee

Ben Nordstrom & Steve Neale

The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John


Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 11:00 AM


Two of St. Louis’ favorite musical theater performers come together to celebrate music icons Billy Joel and Elton John. Enjoy hits such as “New York State of Mind,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me,“ “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant” and “Your Song,” performed with Ben and Steve’s ...

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Tim Schall Special

Tim Schall

Let's Go to the Movies


Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM


Vocalist Tim Schall takes listeners back to those magic moments, sitting in a darkened theatre, hearing these cinematic masterpieces for the first time! Enjoy some of the greatest songs from Hollywood’s most beloved films of all time by songwriters such as Henry Mancini, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lerner ...

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James Carter with the Peter Martin Trio Special

James Carter with the Peter Martin Trio


Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ 3:00 PM


Acclaimed saxophonist James Carter returns with the Peter Martin Trio, performing the modern, evocative jazz for which Carter has become known. With powerful solos rooted in tradition, Carter takes listeners on musical excursions that include funk, fusion, rock and soul. The program will open with ...

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