Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Sheldon's "Coffee Concerts"
to feature local jazz artists

Although we covered the announcement of the Sheldon Concert Hall's 2009-10 jazz series here a couple of weeks ago, at the time yr. humble StLJN editor did not have access to next year's schedule of the Sheldon's "Coffee Concerts," a series of late-morning performances that typically features a number of local St. Louis jazz musicians. The Sheldon subsequently sent along a news release with details on all of the various season series, and so, here's the schedule for the 2009-10 series of "Coffee Concerts":

Tuesday, October 6 & Wednesday, October 7: Singer Debby Lennon (pictured) and pianist Carolbeth True in a tribute to George Gershwin

Tuesday, November 10 & Wednesday, November 11: St. Louis Ragtimers

Tuesday, December 8 & Wednesday, December 9: The Clarion Brass Ensemble performs Christmas songs

Tuesday, March 9 & Wednesday, March 10: Trumpeter Bob Ceccarini and pianist Pat Joyce (of the St. Louis Rivermen) mix jazz and Irish favorites in a pre-St. Patrick’s Day show

Tuesday, April 6 & Wednesday, April 7: St. Louis Stompers

All of the Sheldon's "Coffee Concerts" begin with complimentary coffee and pastries at 9:00 a.m. in the Louis Spiering Room, followed by a one-hour concert at 10:00 a.m. in the main concert hall. Subscriptions are $55 for orchestra seats, $45 for balcony seats. Current subscribers can renew now, while new subscriptions will go on sale Wednesday, May 13. (Single tickets will be priced at $12 and $10, but won't be available for purchase until later this year.) To order a subscription, call the Sheldon at 314-533-9900 or visit their Web site.

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