By Daniel Durchholz Post-dispatch special
The classic series at the Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries will revert to a live performance program in 2022.
The season includes three chamber music concerts featuring flautist Mark Sparks on February 2, violinist David Halen on April 6 and violinist Erin Schrieber on May 11. All concerts take place at 8 p.m. and each feature new work from University of Missouri student composers.
Sparks, who recently retired as principal flautist of the Saint-Louis Symphony Orchestra, will perform the first Sonata for flute and piano by Bohuslav Martinu and the Sonata in A minor by Robert Schumann (transcribed for flute and piano by Sparks) . Also on the program, “Romanze” by Richard Strauss, “Funf Stücke im Volkston” by Robert Schumann and Rondo for two flutes and piano by Franz Doppler. A new work by Robyne Sieh of Mizzou will be performed by Isabella Saldaña of O’Fallon, Illinois, a Sparks student and member of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.
SLSO Halen’s solo violin will perform Mendelssohn’s Octet, Richard Strauss’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, and a new work for violin and piano by Emily Shaw of Mizzou.
Schreiber, who is SLSO’s Assistant Principal Violinist, will conduct a string quartet composed of violinists Shawn Weil and Leo Plashinov and cellist Bjorn Ranheim. They will be joined by pianist Peter Henderson. The program includes Brahms’ Piano Quintet, Ravel’s String Quartet in F major, Franck’s Adantino Quietoso for violin and piano and a new work by Maria Laura Disandro de Mizzou.