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October 22, 2013

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MRH Welcomes The Metropolitan Orchestra of Saint Louis

Season two of The Metropolitan Orchestra of Saint Louis is well underway with their Sharing the Podium Series. This season there are a couple of new faces in the orchestra and the audience will hear classical masterpieces along with some ensembles that are not so often heard. All of the remaining concerts will be performed at the Maplewood Richmond Heights High School Theatre.  

Newly formed Metropolitan Orchestra of Saint Louis is dedicated to providing a high quality musical collaboration where professional musicians can hone their skills while mentoring student instrumentalists, vocational players and music teachers.

The Orchestra is composed of working professional musicians, amateur performers, music teachers, and student musicians, who are seeking a venue to perform standard symphonic repertoire at a very highly skilled level.

The personnel of the orchestra allows both professional and amateur musicians to continue sharpening their skills, while providing unique educational experiences for younger student musicians. Together, the unified ensemble fosters a cooperative learning environment in an artistic atmosphere that brings the joys of music making to the community through accessible and affordable public concerts.

MRH instrumental music students will have the chance to 'audit' rehearsals this season. They will be invited to sit next to professional players of their instruments and gain invaluable insights into the inner workings of a symphony orchestra. Also MRH's very own Thomas Barron, senior, will be playing the trumpet in the last two concerts.

As the partnership with the orchestra expands, more educational opportunities will be presented.

The concerts will be held on Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
General Admission - $10
Students - $5
Parking - free

The schedule is listed below. 

“New Worlds”
Sunday, November 3, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Allen Carl Larson and Wendy Lea, Conductors
Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture
Haydn: Symphony No. 68 in B-Flat Major
Wendy Lea, Conductor
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, “From the New World”

“Lifting the Spirit”
Sunday, March 16, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Allen Carl Larson and Alvin McCall, Conductors
Jason Harris, Guest Soloist
Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Rossini: L’inganno felice Overture
Alvin McCall, Conductor
Haydn: Concerto for Trumpet in E- Flat Major
Jason Harris, Trumpet
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, “The Jupiter”  

“Vienna Revisited”
Sunday, April 27, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Allen Carl Larson and Michael McElvain, Conductors
Beethoven: Prometheus Overture
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, “Unfinished”
Michael McElvain, Conductor
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.