Great Things to Hear in St. Louis
St. Louis is bustling this holiday season with great things to hear. There’s something for everyone, and with so much to choose from, we’ve selected some of our favorites. From family musicals to country Christmas favorites, from movie magic to rhythm and blues, December is a good month to be a music lover in this city.
92.3 WIL St. Louis Jinglefest
St. Charles Family Arena, December 10, 7pm – This country Christmas extravaganza features the CMA’s New Artist of the Year Award nominee Sam Hunt; Missouri native Tyler Farr; and Maddie & Tae, a female country duo. For more information on tickets and giveaways, visit www.wil92.com/jinglefest-2015/
The Music of John Williams
St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall, December 11, 7pm – It may be safe to say that nearly everyone on the planet, young or old, has heard the music of John Williams, whether or not they are familiar with him. This prolific composer has written original scores for international cinematic hits such as Star Wars, the Harry Potter series, Jurassic Park, E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial, two Home Alone movies, Schindler’s List, and the list goes on. Conductor David Robertson leads the St. Louis Symphony in a showcase of John Williams’s most enduring pieces.
Upcoming shows at Powell Hall also include Handel’s Messiah on December 3, A Gospel Christmas with Grammy Award winning tenor Thomas Young on December 17, and Ratatouille in Concert, a screening of the Disney Pixar favorite accompanied by the St. Louis Symphony on January 2. For more information, visit www.stlsymphony.org
Christmas Time is Here with Andy Waggoner and Friends
Sheldon Concert Hall, December 22, 7:30pm – A reference to the melancholy and sweet tune, “Christmas Time is Here” by the Vince Guaraldi Trio in A Charlie Brown Christmas, this showcase of Christmas songs by Andy Waggoner on piano, accompanied by fellow musicians and vocalists, is bound to tug at your heart-strings.
Upcoming shows at Sheldon Concert Hall also include Gaudete Gala 2015 on December 11, a performance by the Oratory Choir of St. Francis de Sales under the direction of Nicholas Botkins, with featured soloist Ms. Nathalie Colas; and Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt frontman Jay Farrar, a Belleville native, whose performance celebrates the 20th anniversary of Son Volt’s album Trace, on December 19. For more information, visit www.sheldonconcerthall.org
Elf the Musical
Peabody Opera House, December 26 & 27, shows at 3:00pm and 7:30pm – Based on the 2003 hit film, Elf, this musical features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. In Elf the Musical, Buddy is an orphan who crawls into Santa’s bag and is transported to the North Pole, where he is raised among the industrious elves. Buddy leaves the only home he knows on a journey of self-discovery – a true modern day Christmas tale!
Upcoming on December 6 at 7pm, R&B legend Smokey Robinson performs with Mario Frangoulis in a benefit concert for Support Voices for Veterans, which works to end homelessness among our veterans. VIP ticket holders will meet Smokey Robinson and Mario Frangoulis and have a premier seat for the performance. For more information, visit www.peabodyoperahouse.com
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