Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sheldon Concert Hall producing concerts
in downtown St. Louis and Ste. Genevieve

Continuing its recent trend of producing concerts in other locations, the Sheldon Concert Hall organization is sponsoring two different concert series this summer: a set of free Thursday afternoon outdoor performances in downtown St. Louis during June, and a series of concerts at the historic Orris Theatre in Ste. Genevieve, MO.

The downtown St. Louis series will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. for four consecutive Thursdays at the Old Post Office Plaza at 801 Locust between 8th and 9th streets. At least a couple of the shows look to be of interest to jazz listeners, starting with a performance on June 4 by the Jeff Anderson Trio. Then there's a June 11 show by the Boneheads, an all-trombone quartet that does blues, jazz, classical, ragtime and doo-wop. Concerts featuring Los Flamencos (June 18) and the "acoustic folk-blues-swing" of Mayor Taylor (June 25) round out the series.

The series at the Orris Theater in Ste. Genevieve starts on Friday, June 5 with traditional jazz from the St. Louis Stompers. Other jazz shows in the series include
performances by vibist Jonathan Whiting's trio on July 10 and Gypsy jazz/swing group Hot Club Caravan on July 17. The Boneheads, Mayor Taylor and Los Flamencos also will perform in the Ste. Genevieve series, as will chamber music group Trio D'Anches and the Confluence Chamber Ensemble brass quintet.

Tickets for the Orris Theater shows are $10 each, and can be purchased in advance from the Ste. Genevieve Area Chamber of Commerce, 251 Market Street. For more information call the Chamber at 573-883-3686 or send email to

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