Arts & Culture

St. Louis Symphony at the Proms
9:18 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Symphony's European tour will include performance at the Proms

The St. Louis Symphony will make its debut at the BBC Proms in September at Royal Albert Hall.
(via Flickr/peter person)

A prestigious date has been officially added to the St. Louis Symphony's first European tour in 14 years - an appearance at Royal Albert Hall in London for the BBC Proms.

Here is the program for the  Sept. 4 show, which is the first time the Symphony will appear at the Proms, though David Robertson has conducted the "Last Night" concert. Christian Tetzlaff is the featured violinist on the tour:

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Deceptive Cadence
12:25 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

St. Louis native Kevin Puts wins music Pulitzer for World War I opera 'Silent Night'

Troy Cook (left) as Father Palmer and John Robert Lindsey as Jonathan Dale in the Minnesota Opera production of Silent Night, which won composer Kevin Puts the Pulitzer Prize for music.
Michal Daniel Minnesota Opera

Originally published on Mon April 16, 2012 6:38 pm

New York-based composer and Peabody Institute faculty member Kevin Puts has won the Pulitizer Prize for music with Silent Night, his first opera. The work received its world premiere in November in at Minnesota Opera in St. Paul.

Pulitzer officials described Silent Night as "a stirring opera that recounts the true story of a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and Germans during World War I, displaying versatility of style and cutting straight to the heart."

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Arts & Culture
11:17 pm
Sun April 15, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending April 8

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending April 8:

Adult:

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St. Louis Symphony
4:36 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Extra - April 14, 2012

Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony.
(Alise O'Brien)

The St. Louis Symphony continues its 2011-2012 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.

On select Saturday evenings, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the Symphony's performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are.

Here's what's in store for you this weekend:

RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances

RAVEL Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

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St. Louis Symphony
3:58 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Encore - Behind the scenes of Bach's Mass in B Minor

A closer view of a statue of composer Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig, Germany. in
(via Flickr/Seabamirum)

Did you catch our St. Louis Symphony broadcast on March 31? Well, whether you did, or didn't, we have a few fascinating interviews for you from behind the scenes of that performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor.

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Ancient Art
12:08 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Judge rules 3,200-year-old mummy mask can stay in St. Louis

Mummy Mask of the Lady Ka-nefer-nefer.
(Courtesy Saint Louis Art Museum)

A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of an international dispute will remain in St. Louis following a ruling by a federal judge.

The U.S. government sought to return the funeral mask of Lady Ka-nefer-nefer to Egypt, claiming it had been stolen before the St. Louis Art Museum purchased it from a New York art dealer in 1998. But U.S. District Judge Henry Autry in St. Louis ruled on March 31 that the mask can remain with the art museum.

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from St. Louis on the Air
4:31 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

NPR's Michele Norris on race, dialogue and walking on eggshells

Photo courtesy of The Race Card Project

“I’m afraid to say something wrong. ”

“I hate hearing “the neighborhood changed. ””

“I’m so tired of this subject. ”

These "six word essays" are about race. They were written on the backs of three different postcards, by three different people, from three different parts of the country. They represent the thousands of responses NPR’s Michele Norris has gotten in response to her request: Race, your thoughts, six words, please send.

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Arts & Culture
9:44 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending March 25

Pudd'nhead Books

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending March 25:

Adults:

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St. Louis Symphony
5:10 pm
Sat March 31, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Extra - March 31, 2012

Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony.
(Alise O'Brien)

The St. Louis Symphony continues its 2011-2012 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 31.

On select Saturday evenings, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the Symphony's performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are.

Here's what's in store for you this weekend - a program highlighting the St. Louis Symphony Chorus:

BACH Mass in B minor 

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Photo of the Week
10:59 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Cherry Blossom Zen

A weeping cherry tree in full bloom in the Japanese Garden.
John Langholz Via Flickr

Photo taken at the Missouri Botanical Garden by John Langholz on Flickr.com.

Join the St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group to see interesting photos taken in the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week on our website we feature one outstanding photo from the group.

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