Come hear St. Louis Symphony Concertmaster David Halen and acclaimed SLSO Cellist Bjorn Ranheim with pianist Jennifer Judd perform piano trios by Corelli and Schubert. Each musician boasts a robust solo career, and their passion for chamber music has amazed audiences all over the world.
The ECC music department faculty is home to many talented and dedicated teachers who are also performing artists. Join us for an evening of artistry that belongs to our community more than any other, as the mentors and professors of our music students showcase the craft they teach.
Since 2006, the Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony have taken their finely-honed ensemble skills out of the symphonic concert stage and into chamber music settings across the US. The International Trombone Association Journal, in a review of their most recent recording, Fleur de Lis, cited “an astonishing amount of versatility and virtuosity”. The Trombones return to East Central College with a new program featuring works recently commissioned by the group, including works by Caleb Burhans (Alarm Will Sound) and St. Louis’s own Adam Maness (The 442’s). The Trombones will also include their own arrangements in works by Sergei Prokofiev and Giovanni Gabrieli.
The Funky Butt Brass Band was formed in St. Louis, Missouri in 2007 by six talented musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. The FBBB takes classic New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a twist, in the style of Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth and Bonerama. But don’t be surprised if you also hear some Motown, Southern rock, Memphis soul, Chicago blues and St. Louis R&B in the mix.
The 2019-20 music schedule includes eight performances in the Guest Artist Series, concerts by ECC Ensembles, community events, an extensive matinee and lecture series and student recitals at the end of each semester.
Internationally renowned American jazz pianist Peter Martin joins master Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo, for New Orleans Meets Rio de Janeiro
Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet has firmly established itself as one of America’s finest chamber ensembles.
Grammy Award-winning American soprano Christine Brewer’s appearances in opera, concert, and recital are marked by her own unique timbre, at once warm and brilliant, combined with a vibrant personality and emotional honesty reminiscent of the great sopranos of the past. Named one of the top 20 sopranos of all time (BBC Music), her range, golden tone, boundless power, and control make her a favorite of the stage and a highly sought-after recording artist, one who is “in her prime and sounding glorious” (Anthony Tommasini, New York Times).
The Saint Louis Wind Symphony (SLWS) was founded in 1998 as an avenue for music educators to continue to perform. Founded by Dan Presgrave and a core group of musicians, the Saint Louis Wind Symphony was established as a non-profit, all volunteer concert band dedicated to the highest-quality performance of the best wind literature.