Friday: What Makes Music ‘Beautiful?’ Chamber Project St. Louis Explores Concept Musically | St. Louis Public Radio

Friday: What Makes Music ‘Beautiful?’ Chamber Project St. Louis Explores Concept Musically

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This interview will be on “St. Louis on the Air” over the noon hour Friday. This story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what about the ear? What defines what’s musically beautiful? The Chamber Project St. Louis is exploring the concept by digging beneath the surface and asking questions about what should be considered beautiful, who gets to decide and why it matters.

Their BEAUTY at CAM concert on Nov. 22 sets to redefine the ideals of music. It will include the world premiere of a commissioned piece by St. Louis musician and composer Syrhea Conaway, also known as Syna So Pro. She is currently the DJ in Residence at the Contemporary Art Museum. 

Also on the program is a work by Sri Lankan-Canadian composer Dinuk Wijeratne and one of the classics in the art form, Johannes Brahms. 

On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Sarah Fenske will learn more about Chamber Project’s upcoming concert and the Chamber Project’s 12th season with its executive director, Dana Hotle, and Syna So Pro. 

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When: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019
Where: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington BoulevardSt. Louis, MO, 63108) 
*Purchase tickets here

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St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is hosted by Sarah Fenske and produced by Alex Heuer, Emily Woodbury, Evie Hemphill, Lara Hamdan and Tonina Saputo. The engineer is Aaron Doerr and production assistance is provided by Charlie McDonald.

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