Terry Perkins http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Peter Martin Brings Piano Skills To The Garden, Kranzberg http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/peter-martin-brings-piano-skills-garden-kranzberg <p><a href="http://www.petermartinmusic.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Pianist Peter Martin</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has a busy week of rehearsals and performances here in St. Louis this week. The University City resident will kick off the annual Whitaker Music Festival Wednesday evening, June 4, then follow that with a concert at the </span>Kranzberg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Arts Center Thursday evening, when he and his trio perform with vocalist Vivian </span>Sessoms<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 02:33:07 +0000 Terry Perkins 36671 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Peter Martin Brings Piano Skills To The Garden, Kranzberg Eugene Redmond Remembers Maya Angelou: She Wrote The Truth http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/eugene-redmond-remembers-maya-angelou-she-wrote-truth <p>The passing on Wednesday, May 28, of world-renowned poet, novelist and activist Maya Angelou has been a major news and social media topic.</p><p>Here in the St. Louis area, where Angelou was born on April 4, 1928, as Marguerite Johnson before moving away to Stamps, Ark., at an early age, she leaves behind her “brother in spirit,” East St. Louis-born poet and scholar, Eugene Redmond.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 22:27:36 +0000 Terry Perkins 36537 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Eugene Redmond Remembers Maya Angelou: She Wrote The Truth Community Music Students To Join Alarm Will Sound On The Sheldon Stage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/community-music-students-join-alarm-will-sound-sheldon-stage <p></p><p><a href="http://www.alarmwillsound.com/" target="_blank">Alarm Will Sound</a>, the 20-member contemporary chamber music ensemble that has gained worldwide acclaim since its debut in 2001, has become a fixture in St. Louis since October 2012 – presenting an annual concert series at venues such as the Sheldon Concert Hall, the Pageant and the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 02:36:39 +0000 Terry Perkins 36484 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Community Music Students To Join Alarm Will Sound On The Sheldon Stage The 442s Live Where Jazz And Classical Meet http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/442s-live-where-jazz-and-classical-meet <p></p><p></p><p>For the four musicians who make up the 442s, Duke Ellington’s words (right) resonate. Of the quartet of musicians who make up the group, two — violinist Shawn Weil and cellist Bjorn Ranheim — are members of the St. Louis Symphony. The other two — pianist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Adam Maness and bassist Syd Rodway — are known for their work with vocalist Erin Bode. Maness and Rodway also have strong jazz backgrounds.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 03:34:48 +0000 Terry Perkins 36309 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The 442s Live Where Jazz And Classical Meet Sandoval, Basie Orchestra Headline Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sandoval-basie-orchestra-headline-greater-st-louis-jazz-festival <p><em>Updated Friday, April 25, 2014 to include audio from </em><em>Cityscape.</em></p><p>On April 17, 2004, the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival debuted on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:57:57 +0000 Terry Perkins 35509 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sandoval, Basie Orchestra Headline Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival MADCO Hopes ‘Liquid Roads’ Is Its Path To National Spotlight http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/madco-hopes-liquid-roads-its-path-national-spotlight <p>The Whitaker Rehearsal Hall at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri St. Louis campus was filled last week with a sense of anticipation, excitement -- and a healthy dose of underlying tension.</p><p>Dancers from the Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) stretched and warmed up as choreographer Gina Patterson, MADCO Executive Director Stacy West, members of the production team, musicians for the performance and invited members of the media waited for the first complete run through of the company’s production of “Liquid Roads.”</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:31:51 +0000 Terry Perkins 35164 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MADCO Hopes ‘Liquid Roads’ Is Its Path To National Spotlight Alarm Will Sound Takes New Music To New Venue: The Pageant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/alarm-will-sound-takes-new-music-new-venue-pageant <p><a href="http://www.alarmwillsound.com" target="_blank">Alarm Will So</a>und, a 20-member ensemble, critically acclaimed for its performances of new music by emerging composers since its debut in 2001, has played all around the world and released six recordings over that time.</p><p>Since October 2012, Alarm Will Sound has built a strong presence in St. Louis with an annual concert series. The 2012-13 concerts took place at the Sheldon Concert Hall and the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:02:04 +0000 Terry Perkins 34767 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Alarm Will Sound Takes New Music To New Venue: The Pageant St. Louis Symphony Presents 'Bosnian Journeys: Generations' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-symphony-presents-bosnian-journeys-generations <p>After the devastating war that ravaged Bosnia and Herzegovina from early 1992 through 1995, refugees began arriving in the St. Louis area. And now the Bosnian population here has grown to more than 60,000, making it the largest Bosnian community outside of that country.</p><p>This Wednesday evening, the St. Louis Symphony will present a free concert in its <a href="http://www.stlsymphony.org/symphony_city/" target="_blank">“On Stage at Powell” Chamber Concert Series</a> called “Bosnian Journeys: Generations.”</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:40:48 +0000 Terry Perkins 34493 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Symphony Presents 'Bosnian Journeys: Generations' Controversy Brews Over Plans To Change Lewis & Clark Library Branch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/controversy-brews-over-plans-change-lewis-clark-library-branch <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The potential of a merger between the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County has prompted lots of talk about differences and similarities between the two.</span></p><p>Here’s just one example. Both have public library systems. Each has a very different philosophy when it comes to balancing upgrades and improvements of their buildings with historic preservation.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:55:46 +0000 Terry Perkins 34456 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Controversy Brews Over Plans To Change Lewis & Clark Library Branch Connie Fairchild Talks About Band Reunions, Music Therapy And Cabaret http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/connie-fairchild-talks-about-band-reunions-music-therapy-and-cabaret <p>The format for the <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/28597/update_songbird_cafe_122112" target="_blank">Songbird Café series — placing four singer-songwriters in the round and having them sing songs in turn — was made famous by the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tenn</a>.</p><p>The approach has worked well here over the three years that Steve St. Cyr has presented the Songbird Café series at Focal Point in Maplewood and occasionally at UMSL at Grand Center.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 04:15:59 +0000 Terry Perkins 34185 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Connie Fairchild Talks About Band Reunions, Music Therapy And Cabaret