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Chamber Project STL Plans “A Different Perspective” for 2018/19 Season

September 13, 2018 | By Marla Stoker

A special performance at the Sheldon Concert Hall on September 25 kicks off 11th season that includes four world premieres with Andrew Stock, Darwin Aquino, Stephanie Berg, and Katherine Bodor.

(St. Louis) Through seven concert sets, ADAPT, MILLENNIAL, REDISCOVERY, KINDRED, #TIMESUP, BELOVED, and CHOICE, Chamber Project St. Louis (CPSTL) will explore themes relevant to today’s society by looking to both the future and the past.

“As we enter our eleventh season, we endeavor to create classical chamber music programming that connects with St. Louis and creates conduits for conversation with the audience. We will build the concept of “different perspectives” through these seven concert sets, examining points of view through a dynamic lens in each program – from generational influences, to love, to equity. We are inspired by our community and we craft our thematic programming to be timely and timeless. From MILLENNIAL to #TIMESUP, this year's programming will engage and entertain you.” Dana Hotle, CPSTL Executive Director.

New this season, based on audience feedback, CPSTL has moved start times for most programs to 7:30, with two concerts starting at 7:00 (check website for details).

CPSTL offers a unique concert experience where the audience is invited into an active listening experience and presents these concerts in both traditional and non-traditional concert venues including Schlafly Tap Room, the Chapel Venue, and the 560 Music Center. From the concert hall to the brewery, CPSTL provides all people a gateway to classical music. Their chamber music programming is a balance of the transformative music of past generations, with the realization that we are not just the inheritors and interpreters of music of the past. We have a responsibility to shape an art form that is more inclusive and socially-engaged than the traditional classical canon, to broaden the repertoire, and cultivate new, meaningful and thought-provoking voices not traditionally heard in the concert hall.  

Filtering directly into their concert series are their Very Open Rehearsals, which open the first rehearsal of a piece for an upcoming concert to a live audience with an interactive twist. This type of educational program engages the participants to impact the entire process of musical creation. The upcoming season will continue to push boundaries and will include new commissions from local composers, and a roster of 20 elite musicians.

Tickets are on sale now and prices range from $5-$20. For additional information about these programs or to purchase tickets, please visit the CPSTL website at

Chamber Project St. Louis aspires to rejuvenate and refresh the experience of live chamber music. Seeking to explore the relationship between audience and performers, CPSTL incorporates the tradition of performance in intimate spaces with the expectations of a twenty-first century audience. Blending the old and the new, we create unique, intimately social concert experiences that you don't want to miss. This is your community, come be a part of it!




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