* The annual musical instrument donation drive sponsored by Music for Lifelong Achievement is underway from now through Sunday, October 27. New or used musical instruments can be dropped off at any area Starbucks location, and will be distributed to music students in St. Louis who otherwise might not be able to afford an instrument of their own.
* The St. Louis Symphony and guest soloist Timothy McAllister will perform a new saxophone concerto by composer John Adams on Saturday and Sunday at Powell Hall, and Saxquest is offering a special two-for-one deal on tickets to the concerts. The performances will be recorded for Nonesuch Records. McAllister also will do a free workshop and clinic from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today at the Saxquest shop.