Single tickets for the Sheldon Concert Hall's 2011-12 season go on sale at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday, August 13, but the Sheldon and Metrotix are offering a presale that gives online buyers a couple of days worth of head start.
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 11, online buyers can purchase single tickets for concerts in the Sheldon's upcoming season series by going online to http://metrotix.com/promotions, selecting "The Sheldon" from the available options, and when prompted, entering the presale code SHE11.
The Sheldon's schedule of touring jazz artists for next season will include concerts by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (pictured, Friday, September 30), the Clayton Brothers Quintet (Saturday, October 29), Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers (Saturday, February 11), Straight Ahead (Saturday, March 24), and Sara Gazarek (Saturday, May 5). (Tickets for the concert by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones on Thursday, March 29 won't be on sale until Saturday, February 25 of next year.)
Several St. Louis-based jazz bands and musicians also will be presented as part of the Coffee Concert and Saturday matinee series; for an overview and some commentary, see this previous post.