Christine Brewer

Reflection
9:50 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Concert For Peace And Unity Stands With Normandy High

The Normandy High School Chorale performing in February 2014
Credit Tim Lloyd |File Photo | St. Louis Public Radio

We confront trouble in various ways, and the most destructive of them and wasteful of them is violence. Certainly, tragically, the death of Michael Brown Jr. on Aug. 9 in Ferguson was a mean-streets example of the most malevolent sort of violence, a violence that generates an expanding circle of suffering, one affecting exponentially the lives of a huge and diverse population.

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Cityscape
1:36 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Brewer, Martin To Debut Work At 9/11 Commemoration

Christine Brewer
Credit Christian Steiner

Soprano Christine Brewer, jazz pianist Peter Martin and jazz vocalist Denise Thimes will perform Sunday with ensembles from various faith communities in an annual 9/11 commemoration concert. 

Related story: Sept. 11 Concert Focuses On Uniting Community

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Classical Music
10:46 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Bassoon Brigade To Honor The Memory Of One Young Player And, Perhaps, Inspire Another

Christine Brewer
Credit Christian Steiner

A St. Louis bassoon brigade is heading from Grand Center to Marissa, Ill., on Tuesday. Well, it was heading there on Feb. 4, but a forecast of snow and freezing rain put the planned trip off until Feb. 18.

Once in Marissa, the brigade will address a musical situation that began playing out in November following a St. Louis Symphony rehearsal of Benjamin Britten’s opera, “Peter Grimes.”

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Cityscape
7:03 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Arts And Faith St. Louis Commemorates September 11th Through Music

Finale from Arts and Faith's Second Annual September 11th Interfaith Commemoration in Music
Ray Marklin

With the anniversary of September 11th on the horizon, Arts and Faith St. Louis is again gearing up for a concert to both remember the tragedy and promote unity across faith backgrounds.

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St. Louis Symphony
11:00 am
Sat May 4, 2013

St. Louis Symphony Extra - May 4, 2013

Soprano Christine Brewer.
Christian Steiner / courtesy of the artist

 

The St. Louis Symphony continues its 2012-2013 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.

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 planned for you this weekend:

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Cityscape
6:25 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Christine Brewer Returns Home To Perform With The St. Louis Symphony

Christine Brewer
Christian Steiner

Renowned soprano Christine Brewer sings in concert halls and opera houses all over the world.  Her recent travels have taken her to Australia, New Zealand, Dubay, and Great Britain as well as numerous cities in the United States.  But once a year, the Illinois native returns to her “home town” to perform with the St. Louis Symphony.

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St. Louis Symphony
12:39 pm
Sat January 14, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Extra - January 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, Jan. 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.

This is what's in store for you this Saturday:

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Deceptive Cadence
1:52 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

The Lesson Of Britten's 'War Requiem': Don't Underestimate Younger Audiences

Coventry Cathedral in ruins, November 1940. Britten's War Requiem was written for the church's reconsecration more than 20 years after it was destroyed by German bombers.
Central Press Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 18, 2011 9:54 am

Soprano and Illinois native Christine Brewer — once a music teacher in a small former coal-mining town — writes about not underestimating adolescents' powers of subtle understanding.

If you were choosing repertoire to explore with this age group, what would you pick? Tell us in the comments section below.

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