Sunday, January 24, 2010

New arts festival in October
to include Dave Brubeck concert

A new St. Louis arts festival set to launch in October 2010 will feature a performance by pianist and composer Dave Brubeck at the Sheldon Concert Hall, and likely will include other jazz events as well.

According to a story by Diane Toroian Keaggy in the weekend Post-Dispatch, the American Arts Experience-St. Louis will "will showcase American dancers, playwrights, composers and musicians at the region's concert halls, theaters, museums and galleries" from October 1 - 17 in an effort modeled on the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC.

Participating institutions and organizations will include presenters of jazz such as the Sheldon, Jazz St. Louis and the Touhill Performing Arts Center as well as the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Dance St. Louis, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Edison Theatre, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Stages St. Louis, the Black Rep, COCA, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis Zoo, Missouri Historical Society and the Regional Arts Commission.

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