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ASQ: Dynamic Duo
Arianna String Quartet packages on sale Friday May 9, 2014. Click here to buy all four concerts and save!

Single Tickets on sale Monday August 4 at 10am.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.127 Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115 with SLSO principal clarinetist, Scott Andrews

The Arianna Quartet launches the 2014-15 concert season with a monumental program, featuring two of the legendary works of the chamber repertoire, promising a night of unforgettable expression and emotional power. The ASQ opens 2014 with the first of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Late String Quartets, the riveting Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op.127, a tour de force quartet that set the tone for the master’s late period of composition. The evening concludes as the St. Louis Symphony’s brilliant principal clarinetist, Scott Andrews, joins the Arianna Quartet in what is sure to be an unforgettable performance of Johannes Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet, Op.115.
Fri 9/5/14 8:00PM Lee Theater ASQ: Dynamic Duo


John Prine
with special guest Amanda Shires

Long considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” John Prine is a rare talent who writes the songs other songwriters would sell their souls for. Evidence of this is the long list of songwriters who have recorded gems from his extensive catalog, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, and many others. With immeasurable accolades, including two Grammys and the distinction of being one of the few songwriters honored by the Library of Congress and US Poet Laureate, Prine is more than a musician…he is an American treasure.

“He’s so good, we’re gonna have to break his fingers,” Kris Kristofferson once said after being justifiably stunned by a Prine performance. Bob Dylan remarked, “Beautiful songs… Nobody but Prine could write like that.”

Long before the awards, all the concerts and many, many albums, John Prine trudged through snow in the cold Chicago winters, delivering mail across Maywood, his childhood suburb. "I always likened the mail route to a library with no books," says John Prine. "I passed the time each day making up these little ditties." Many of the songs he penned on the route landed on his classic self-titled debut record.
Fri 9/26/14 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall John Prine


Zilun Art School
Tickets on sale Monday August 4, 2014.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with an UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

Zilun Art School Dancers is a classical Chinese folk dance troupe and school that teaches and performs the traditional folk dance styles of China with the goal of promoting a better understanding of the Chinese culture through its traditional folk dance forms.
Sat 9/27/14 8:00PM Lee Theater Zilun Art School


Pentatonix
Tickets on sale Tuesday September 2 at 10am.

UMSL Student discounted tickets on sale starting Monday August 25 at 10am. To purchase, please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with an UMSL ID.

Vocal sensations and winners of season 3 of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Pentatonix are taking instrument-free music far beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. This quintet has transformed one of pop music’s purest and most soulful expressions into an exciting future, filled with limitless sonic possibility. The group continues to create, arrange and perform new music, consistently testing any and every preconception of what vocal music is and just how big it can be.
Sat 10/4/14 7:00PM A-B Performance Hall Pentatonix


New Dance Horizons III
Single Tickets on sale Tuesday September 2, 2014 at 10am.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

Three choreographers, three companies and three world premieres for the price of one! Dance St. Louis kicks off the season with its very own commissioned production, New Dance Horizons. Dance St. Louis brings nationally renowned choreographers to St. Louis, pairing each one with a local professional dance company to create distinct world premieres. MADCO performs a new work by Roni Koresh, an Israeli-born choreographer and founder of Philadelphia’s Koresh Dance Company who blends ballet, modern and jazz, and has earned a reputation for highly technical and emotionally charged work. Choreographing since the age of 14 and dubbed a “prodigy” by the press, the impressive Brian Enos, former Houston Ballet dancer and Hubbard Street choreographer, collaborates with Saint Louis Ballet. And, as a first time participant in New Dance Horizons, The Big Muddy Dance Company performs a new work by the dynamic and accomplished Katarzyna Skarpetowska, a native of Warsaw, Poland, Julliard graduate and current dancer with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company who has worked with the likes of David Parsons and Robert Battle, and had her choreography performed by professional companies across the country. After its St. Louis debut, New Dance Horizons III tours to neighboring presenters in Missouri and Illinois. Don’t miss this growing St. Louis tradition!
Fri 10/10/14 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall New Dance Horizons III
Sat 10/11/14 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall New Dance Horizons III


St. Louis Jazz Orchestra
A Tribute to Woody Herman

Tickets on sale Monday August 4, 2014 @ 10am.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

The St. Louis Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Jim Widner is St. Louis' premier big band, focusing on the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson and others, as well as the contemporary music of today from such writers as Gordon Goodwin, Maria Schneider and arrangers from within the band itself. It’s comprised of the finest jazz artists that St. Louis has to offer.

The first concert of the season will showcase the music of Woody Herman. An American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer and big-band leader, Herman led some of the most exciting big bands of the 20th century.
Wed 10/15/14 7:00PM Lee Theater St. Louis Jazz Orchestra


Kaïssa
Tickets on sale Monday August 4, 2014.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with an UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

A child of the culturally rich Republic of Cameroon, Kaïssa’s passion for music fueled by the romance of Paris, where her family relocated when she was still young. Kaïssa’s voice is a unique instrument - an electric mix of character and clarity, strength and fragility, total control and unbridled joy. Besides captivating audiences, her peers took notice as well, winning her a steady stream of work around the world with luminary artists such as: Manu Dibango, Papa Wemba, Salif Keita, Jean-Michel Jarre, Cesaria Evora, Martha Wash, Diana Ross, Paul Simon, and David Byrne, to name a few.
Fri 10/17/14 8:00PM Lee Theater Kaïssa


David Gray
Tickets on sale Friday August 8, 2014 @10am.
Fri 10/17/14 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall David Gray


Philharmonia Quartett Berlin
Arianna String Quartet 5 show packages + Philharmonica Quartett Berlin on sale Friday May 9, 2014. Click here to buy all five concerts and save!

Single Tickets on sale Monday August 4 at 10am.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

Hailed as "four of the best" by the British press after their debut at Wigmore Hall in London over two decades ago, the Philharmonia Quartett Berlin has celebrated a critically acclaimed career, establishing itself among the world's premier string quartets with 20-plus years of international concerts and a large and diverse discography. Their extensive concert calendar has taken them to destinations throughout Europe, North and South America, as well as Asia. Lord Yehudi Menuhin commented: "I'd like to hear music always played as beautifully as you play."
Sat 10/18/14 8:00PM Lee Theater Philharmonia Quartett Berlin


Disney's The Little Mermaid
Tickets on sale Friday August 1, 2014 @10am.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Ariel, “The Little Mermaid,” is fascinated with all things human. She collects the lost trinkets that fall into her undersea kingdom from the surface world, longing to join the people whose lives she can only view from afar. But when the sea witch Ursula offers her a chance to realize her dream at a heavy cost, how much will Ariel sacrifice to become part of the human world?

Disney’s The Little Mermaid is the sixth annual Broadway musical production and the first Disney show presented by Variety Children’s Theatre. Bringing together an all-star collection of talent along with a live orchestra, dazzling sets, and studding costumes, Variety Children’s Theatre creates an unforgettable, magical experience for the entire family.

Once again under the direction of Tony Award nominee Lara Teeter, Variety’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid will feature professional performers with a children’s ensemble comprised of children of all abilities. Winner of the National Endowments of the Arts, and Regional Arts Council support this Equity production brings the magic of Disney to the stage for five performances October 24th through 26th on the Touhill main stage.
Fri 10/24/14 10:00AM A-B Performance Hall Disney's The Little Mermaid
Fri 10/24/14 7:30PM A-B Performance Hall Disney's The Little Mermaid
Sat 10/25/14 1:30PM A-B Performance Hall Disney's The Little Mermaid
Sat 10/25/14 7:00PM A-B Performance Hall Disney's The Little Mermaid
Sun 10/26/14 1:30PM A-B Performance Hall Disney's The Little Mermaid


ASQ: Beethoven & Klein
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Single Tickets on sale Monday August 4 at 10am.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K.370 Antal Doráti: Notturno and Capriccio for Oboe and String Quartet Benjamin Britten: Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio, Op.2 Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, Op.135

Oboe virtuoso Alex Klein returns to St. Louis to join the Arianna Quartet in an evening of stirring chamber music for oboe and strings. Maestro Klein will take the ASQ’s Touhill audience on a sonic journey through the expansive range of expression of the oboe, along the way, sharing the most beautiful playing in the world. The Arianna Quartet closes the evening with Beethoven’s final string quartet, in which they ponder Beethoven’s enduring musical question, “Must it be?” This promises to be one of the great concerts in St. Louis in 2014-15.
Fri 11/7/14 8:00PM Lee Theater ASQ: Beethoven & Klein


Dance Theatre of Harlem
Single Tickets on sale Tuesday September 2, 2014 at 10am.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

The country’s first African-American ballet company returns to St. Louis in all its splendor, glory and magnificence! Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and the late Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem was considered “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” (The New York Times, 1971). After its establishment, the company received unparalleled international acclaim and unprecedented success. Audiences all over the world were touched with performances of Creole Giselle, Agon, Dougla, Les Biches, Swan Lake, A Streetcar Named Desire, Firebird, Fall River Legend and more than a hundred ballets in the company’s repertoire. It has been said that Dance Theatre of Harlem definitively debunked stereotypical opinions that African Americans could not dance ballet. 

Now, almost a half-century later, and after a decade-long hiatus, Dance Theatre of Harlem has re-launched. Under the artistic direction of the remarkable Virginia Johnson, former Dance Theatre of Harlem principal dancer and founding member, the company consists of 18 racially diverse dance artists, who perform an eclectic and demanding repertoire at the highest level, ranging from new and classical to neoclassical and contemporary. In the past year alone, the company has received outstanding accolades, critical acclaim and extensive media attention. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the rebirth of one of the most beloved companies in the world!
Fri 11/7/14 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall Dance Theatre of Harlem
Sat 11/8/14 2:00PM A-B Performance Hall Dance Theatre of Harlem
Sat 11/8/14 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall Dance Theatre of Harlem


Jussit
This is a free non-ticketed event.

South Ostrobothnian Male Voice Choir – Jussit was founded in 1951. Currently there are 75 members in the choir, from 15 different municipalities in South Ostrobothnia, Finland. The centre of the choir’s activities is in the city of Seinäjoki. Messrs. Ensti Pohjola, Jouko Ketola, Arto Risku, Kari Pappinen, Jukka Lehtinen, and since autumn 2006 Tommi Niskala, among others, have been conductors of the choir. The goal of the choir is to maintain the musical knowledge in South Ostrobothnia, and also to cherish and maintain the South Ostrobothnian culture. The repertoire of the choir consists mainly of traditional and modern Finnish male voice choir music, but more exotic flavours and influences are also included. In addition to those, the genuine South Ostrobothnian music has also always been an important part of the repertoire. Jussit performs frequently in Finland, and the choir has also travelled round the world giving concerts. In the summer of 2010 Jussit was invited to perform at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
Sun 11/9/14 3:00PM Lee Theater Jussit


MADCO: Wallstories
Tickets on sale Monday August 4, 2014 @10am.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with an UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

PNC Arts Alive presents MADCO: WALLSTORIES MADCO’s collaboration with German choreographer Nejla Yatkin is particularly timely. This November, the company will take on the internationally acclaimed artist’s powerfully personal Wallstories, coinciding with the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Wallstories fixes a lens on the human stories beneath Cold War politics. Yatkin, herself a teenager in 1980s Berlin, explains that while growing up, she “personally felt the threat of imminent conflict… (an) ever-present issue in conversations, meetings and demonstrations. ...You were always aware of it as it demarcated freedom from autocracy.”

Wallstories was selected as one of the Top 10 dances of 2009 in the Washington Post and awarded the Overall Excellence in Dance at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2011.

with support from the Goethe Institut and German Culture Center
Fri 11/14/14 8:00PM Lee Theater MADCO: Wallstories
Sat 11/15/14 8:00PM Lee Theater MADCO: Wallstories
Sun 11/16/14 3:00PM Lee Theater MADCO: Wallstories


Concerto Competition Finals
College Division This is a free non-ticketed event.
The University of Missouri---St. Louis Department of Music is proud to present its Seventh Annual Concerto Competition. Now expanded to include both Junior and Collegiate divisions, this event affords outstanding young musicians an opportunity to perform as soloists with the UMSL Orchestra or Band. Nationally recognized musicians and professors are invited as judges of this exciting event. Please come and enjoy an afternoon and evening of inspiring performances by these dedicated students.
Fri 11/21/14 3:00PM Lee Theater Concerto Competition Finals


Concerto Competition Finals
High School Division

This is a free non-ticketed event.
The University of Missouri---St. Louis Department of Music is proud to present its Seventh Annual Concerto Competition. Now expanded to include both Junior and Collegiate divisions, this event affords outstanding young musicians an opportunity to perform as soloists with the UMSL Orchestra or Band. Nationally recognized musicians and professors are invited as judges of this exciting event. Please come and enjoy an afternoon and evening of inspiring performances by these dedicated students.
Fri 11/21/14 7:00PM Lee Theater Concerto Competition Finals


Ambassadors of Harmony
Tickets on sale Monday October 13, 2014 @10am.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

Each December, the International Chorus Champion Ambassadors of Harmony's Sounds of the Season fills the Touhill with the joy and magic of the holidays. The first half of the show is an energetic look at the lighter side of Christmas. Then the chorus puts its heavenly harmonies on classic carols and songs.

See why families join us year after year for this outstanding celebration of holiday sounds. And if you have had the pleasure to hear Sounds of the Season in years past, you know why you won't want to miss this weekend's performances.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

Fri 12/12/14 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall Ambassadors of Harmony
Sat 12/13/14 2:00PM A-B Performance Hall Ambassadors of Harmony
Sat 12/13/14 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall Ambassadors of Harmony
Sun 12/14/14 2:00PM A-B Performance Hall Ambassadors of Harmony
Sun 12/14/14 7:00PM A-B Performance Hall Ambassadors of Harmony


The Nutcracker
Tickets on sale Thursday May 22, 2014 @10am.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

Artistic Director Gen Horiuchi brings the classic holiday tale The Nutcracker to life with the talents of the professional ballet dancers of Saint Louis Ballet. First performed in St. Petersburg, Russia more than 100 years ago, it is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s 1816 tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Horiuchi’s version, on the vast Touhill stage, incorporates spectacular effects such as glitter, smoke and pyrotechnics and welcomes the holidays in grand style.

The Nutcracker is a magical adventure for the whole family. Young Clara’s mischievous uncle, Herr Drosselmeyer, concocts a fantasy world for Clara, replete with growing Christmas tree and a Nutcracker doll that comes to life and battles a Mouse King. The defeat of the Mouse King brings a fantastic sleigh ride through falling snow and dancing snowflakes. Clara’s visit to the Land of Sweets is a showcase of dancing treats presented by the Sugar Plum Fairy herself.
Thu 12/18/14 7:00PM A-B Performance Hall The Nutcracker
Fri 12/19/14 2:30PM A-B Performance Hall The Nutcracker
Fri 12/19/14 7:00PM A-B Performance Hall The Nutcracker
Sat 12/20/14 2:30PM A-B Performance Hall The Nutcracker
Sat 12/20/14 7:00PM A-B Performance Hall The Nutcracker
Sun 12/21/14 12:30PM A-B Performance Hall The Nutcracker
Sun 12/21/14 4:30PM A-B Performance Hall The Nutcracker
Mon 12/22/14 2:30PM A-B Performance Hall The Nutcracker
Tue 12/23/14 2:30PM A-B Performance Hall The Nutcracker
Tue 12/23/14 7:00PM A-B Performance Hall The Nutcracker


Tango Buenos Aires
Single Tickets on sale Tuesday September 2, 2014 at 10am.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

Back by popular demand, Tango Buenos Aires, one of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports, presents another fiery, hypnotic and expressive performance. Accompanied by musicians from Buenos Aires, the dancers flawlessly execute the Tango with impressively intricate muscular grace and interlacing movements between couples. For this special production, Tango Buenos Aires performs the “Song of Eva Perón” – a Tango dance and music presentation inspired by the most important feminine character in Argentinian history, Eva Perón. Tracing her epic life—from her ascent to fame in the 1930s to her death in 1952—this sparkling and poignant spectacle reveals the influence of Tango on Perón's life. It’s a saucy and passionate story that keeps you fully engaged while you’re simultaneously swaying in your seat.
Fri 1/30/15 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall Tango Buenos Aires
Sat 1/31/15 2:00PM A-B Performance Hall Tango Buenos Aires
Sat 1/31/15 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall Tango Buenos Aires


George Perris
Tickets on sale Monday August 4, 2014.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

George Perris was born in Athens in 1983 to a Greek father and a French mother. At a very early age, Perris decided he wanted to become a singer and began studying the piano. He pursued his studies in Greek Literature at the University of Athens.

Shortly thereafter, his first Greek album was released by EMI. In the years that followed, Perris released 2 more Greek albums with Sony Music and Heaven Music, and a French album in Canada with Select Records.

Perris has performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls around the world [Symphony Hall, Boston; Place des Arts, Montreal; Le Zenith, Paris; Herod Atticus Theatre, Athens; Lincoln Center, New York; Symphony Hall, Kiev; Kurucesme Arena, Istanbul] and with some of the most respected and acclaimed international artists [Lara Fabian, Lucio Dalla, Justin Hayward, Mario Frangoulis, Madeleine Peyroux, Deborah Myers, Stephan Moccio and Alkistis Protopsalti].

2014 brought George to North America for the release of his first English language album, “Picture This.” This debut album was recorded in LA, NYC, London, Montreal, Prague and Athens. George collaborated with producers such as Mark Portmann (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion), Marco Marinangeli (Josh Groban, Il Divo) and Simon Hale (Bjork, Tina Arena). The album includes 13 tracks, 3 of which have been written by George, as well as the participation of the Prague Symphony Orchestra. In addition, his show “George Perris Live at Jazz at Lincoln Center” filmed live in the prestigious Allen Room of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York will be broadcast throughout the spring of 2014 on major cable networks such as The Ovation Channel and Comcast.

George Perris is engaged to a cause that is very important to him personally, the Horatio Alger Association; an association that offers scholarships to young students facing great adversity in their lives. George is their International Ambassador and takes part in many HAA events in support of their mission.

As George says, “Music, for me, is like a beautiful rainbow with many colors... it knows no nationalities, no frontiers. Because music has its own language: the language of love, of freedom, but above all, of hope.”
Sat 1/31/15 8:00PM Lee Theater George Perris


St. Louis Jazz Orchestra
A Tribute to Stan Kenton

Tickets on sale Monday August 4, 2014 @10am.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

The St. Louis Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Jim Widner is St. Louis' premier big band, focusing on the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson and others, as well as the contemporary music of today from such writers as Gordon Goodwin, Maria Schneider and arrangers from within the band itself. It’s comprised of the finest jazz artists that St. Louis has to offer.

The second concert of the season will showcase the music of Stan Kenton. The last major jazz band leader to emerge from the Big-Band era, Kenton’s band was one of only a handful of bands that survived when that era came to an end. The screaming "walls of brass" were as characteristic of a Kenton performance as the richly somber trombones and the heavy, staccato saxophones.
Wed 2/4/15 7:00PM Lee Theater St. Louis Jazz Orchestra


Cantus
Tickets on sale Monday August 4, 2014 @10am.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

Choral ensemble Cantus is known around the world for its trademark warmth and blend and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Working without a conductor, the members of Cantus rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing to the entirety of the artistic process. The Washington Post hails the group’s sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power” and refers to their music-making as “spontaneous grace.”

In Anthem, Cantus explores the songs that express identity and create a way for communities to show support for a cause, a heritage… even a sports team! The program features works ranging from the Hebrew Burial Kaddish to the African American work song, “Rainbow ‘Round my Shoulder,” to Latvia’s beautiful unofficial national anthem “Mužam zili” that came from the historic Singing Revolution, and even the lively Cuban folk tune “Arroz con Leche.”
Fri 2/6/15 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall Cantus


Love is in the Air
Tickets on sale Thursday May 22, 2014 @10am

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

The professional dancers of Saint Louis Ballet perform an original program to smooth and romantic melodies created especially with Valentine’s Day in mind. Featured work includes a piece by New York-based choreographer Francis Patrelle to George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Dancers in evening dresses and tuxedos will sway and plunge to the familiar Gershwin score. Emery LeCrone, who has created choreography for Guggenheim Museum’s acclaimed Works & Process performing arts series and New York City Ballet’s New York Choreographic Institute, will choreograph a romantic ballet. Additional work appropriate for Valentine’s Day may include pieces by renowned choreographer George Balanchine and “La Vie” by Saint Louis Ballet artistic director Gen Horiuchi, first premiered in its spring repertory season back in 2012. Dance reviewer Jessica Ruhlin said the work “hit a lot of the high-notes that Saint Louis Ballet does so well. There was a Balanchine-esque feel surely inspired by Horiuchi’s past as a New York City Ballet Principal, even a bit of a jazz tone."
Fri 2/13/15 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall Love is in the Air
Sat 2/14/15 7:00PM A-B Performance Hall Love is in the Air


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Single Tickets on sale Tuesday September 2, 2014 at 10am.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

Cutting-edge, sophisticated, versatile, gifted and technique-conscious – all describe the top-flight dancers of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Hailed by The New York Times as “a breath of fresh air” and by the Boston Herald as the “classically trained company of the future,” Aspen Santa Fe Ballet combines rugged athleticism with liquid grace, and blends European aesthetic with American vigor. The company, also known for its commitment to commissioning new works, performs from a diverse and engaging repertoire by some of the world's foremost choreographers, ranging from Twyla Tharp and William Forsythe to Nicolo Fonte and Moses Pendelton. Composed of 12 young, talented dancers, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents a lively program enjoyable for all audiences.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet was founded in Colorado in 1996 when longtime Aspen dance teacher Bebe Schweppe invited Joffrey Ballet dancers Tom Mossbrucker and Jean-Philippe Malaty to establish a professional troupe. In 2000, a second home for the company was created in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Showcasing the fusion of two artistic communities, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has strengthened the world-class cultural fabric of both cities. With its sophisticated repertoire and broad appeal, combined with a blend of entertaining and engrossing contemporary dance, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is one of the great success stories in American dance today.
Fri 2/27/15 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Sat 2/28/15 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall Aspen Santa Fe Ballet


St. Louis Jazz Orchestra
Swing This

Tickets on Sale Monday August 4, 2014 @10am

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

The St. Louis Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Jim Widner is St. Louis' premier big band, focusing on the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson and others, as well as the contemporary music of today from such writers as Gordon Goodwin, Maria Schneider and arrangers from within the band itself. It’s comprised of the finest jazz artists that St. Louis has to offer.
Tue 3/3/15 7:00PM Lee Theater St. Louis Jazz Orchestra


John Lithgow
STORIES BY HEART Featuring the works of P.G. Wodehouse and Ring Lardner

Tickets on sale Monday August 4, 2014 @10am.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with an UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

Following his triumphant appearances at New York’s Lincoln Center and London’s National Theatre, the Tony® and Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winning actor offers a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity. Invoking memories of his grandmother and father before him, Mr. Lithgow traces his roots as an actor and storyteller, interspersing his own story with two great stories that were read to him and his siblings when they were children. These are "Uncle Fred Flits By" by P.G. Wodehouse and "Haircut" by Ring Lardner. In the first, a fretful young Englishman is taken on a wild afternoon’s escapade in suburban London by his irrepressible uncle.

In a hilarious tour de force, Lithgow performs with zany abandon, portraying ten distinct, outrageous characters (including a parrot). By contrast, "Haircut" is a darkly comic look at Midwestern American implacability. It is a captivating yarn told by a gossipy barber in small-town Michigan as he gives a shave and a haircut to a stranger in town. STORIES BY HEART provides ample evidence of the power of storytelling, the magic of theatre, and the talents of one of our greatest actors.
Thu 3/5/15 7:30PM A-B Performance Hall John Lithgow


ASQ: Contemporary Beethoven
Arianna String Quartet packages on sale Friday May 9, 2014. Click here to buy all four concerts and save!

Single Tickets on sale Monday August 4 at 10am.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

Sofia Gubaidulina: String Quartet No.2 (1987) Ludwig van Beethoven: Große Fuge, Op.133 Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34 with Einav Yarden, piano

In an evening dedicated to experiencing contemporary sounds and musical languages that transcend time, the Arianna Quartet performs Sofia Gubaidulina’s profound Quartet No.2, Beethoven’s riveting Große Fuge, Op.133, and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, joining forces with internationally acclaimed pianist Einav Yarden. Based in Berlin, Germany, Ms. Yarden’s phenomenal performances have taken her to the most important stages in the world as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, and the ASQ looks forward to introducing this brilliant artist to St. Louis for the first time!
Fri 3/6/15 8:00PM Lee Theater ASQ: Contemporary Beethoven


Cherish The Ladies
Tickets on sale Monday August 4, 2014

VIP Expereince: VIP Tickets include a post show reception with the artist catered by Lleweyln's.

UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets.

When describing Cherish the Ladies - the critics say it best…“It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do”, the Boston Globe, “An astonishing array of virtuosity”, the Washington Post, “Expands the annals of Irish music in America…the music is passionate, tender and rambunctious”, The New York Times and for the past eighteen years, Cherish the Ladies have proven themselves worthy to live up to these accolades and in doing so have become one of the most engaging ensembles in the history of Irish music.

They have grown from a one-time concert concept to an Irish traditional music sensation, literally the most successful and sought-after Irish-American group in Celtic music. Organized by folklorist/musician Mick Moloney and sponsored by the Ethnic Folk Arts Center and the National Endowment for the Arts, they began as a concert series featuring the brightest lights in Irish traditional music. Taking their name from the name of a traditional Irish jig, the group initially won recognition as the first and only all-women traditional Irish band. In a relatively short time, they soon established themselves as musicians and performers without peer and have won many thousands of listeners and fans of their music. With their unique spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture and puts it forth in an immensely humorous and entertaining package.
Sun 3/22/15 3:00PM A-B Performance Hall Cherish The Ladies


MADCO: Double Date
Tickets on sale Monday August 4, 2014 @10am.

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Among other guest artists and collaborators, a highlight of MADCO’s spring concert pairs the dancers with a cappella quartet Double Date. Maybe on the surface it seems a little strange to pair dynamic, athletic dancers with… a barbershop quartet.

But these are four award-winning singers, comprised of University of Missouri–St. Louis students and recent alumni. And just off their gold medal wins at the recent Barbershop in Germany competition, they are getting offers from around the country to perform.

The singers see these concert dates as an excellent way to help them reach their goal of bringing barbershop music to a new generation. And that’s just one way they align so beautifully with MADCO, also determined to educate and inspire the next generation of artists in their field. Call it perfect harmony.
Fri 3/27/15 8:00PM Lee Theater MADCO: Double Date
Sat 3/28/15 8:00PM Lee Theater MADCO: Double Date
Sun 3/29/15 3:00PM Lee Theater MADCO: Double Date


Matsutoyo Kai
Tickets on sale Monday August 4, 2014.

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Matsutoyo Kai was established in Northern California by Madame Matsutoyo Sato in 1966. She continues to dedicate herself to Minyo in hopes to share this Japanese Art and Culture to others. During the 40 years, she has expanded her teachings to Southern California where she currently resides and continuously travels to teach with spirit and the ambition to keep this rare "Art" of Japanese History alive.
Sun 4/19/15 3:00PM Lee Theater Matsutoyo Kai


The Second City
Tickets on Sale Monday August 4, 2014 @10am

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American’s famed comedy troupe brings its best sketches to St. Louis for annual spring performance

This production will feature some of the greatest sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City’s 52-year history. The famed troupe draws on its rich, laughter-induced comedy archives to handpick hilarious vignettes for its three-day performance run in St. Louis.

Named the country’s “Comedy Empire” by the New York Times, the Chicago-based improv group has a reputation for cultivating the next generation of comedic royalty with alumni including Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Steve Carell and Steven Colbert.

The Second City celebrate a half century of cutting edge satiric revues and continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends.
Thu 4/23/15 8:00PM Lee Theater The Second City
Fri 4/24/15 8:00PM Lee Theater The Second City
Sat 4/25/15 6:00PM Lee Theater The Second City
Sat 4/25/15 9:00PM Lee Theater The Second City


Compagnie Kafig
Single Tickets on sale Tuesday September 2, 2014 at 10am.

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There’s hip-hop and then there’s Compagnie Käfig’s brand of hip-hop, with its global composition, international flavor and fusion of styles. With dancers set in motion to the rhythmic beats of samba, bossa nova and electronic music, this show is a savvy, wild mash-up of innovative, dynamic choreography that promises to be one of the most entertaining highlights of the year.

Compagnie Käfig is the brainchild of Mourad Merzouki, a native of Lyon, France who studied martial arts and circus arts as a child and was influenced by hip-hop as a teen. Since 1996, the company has expanded the language of hip-hop by cleverly introducing a wide range of influences, ranging from Bollywood, Russian dance and contemporary dance to samba and capoeira to Merzouki’s own expertise in circus and martial arts. By avoiding social stereotypes, Compagnie Käfig has managed to create its own unique style that does not deny its hip-hop origins, but rather enables the hip-hop movement to win over diverse audiences around the world.

Take a seat, sit back and enjoy a transformation in modern hip-hop like no other.
Fri 4/24/15 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall Compagnie Kafig
Sat 4/25/15 2:00PM A-B Performance Hall Compagnie Kafig
Sat 4/25/15 8:00PM A-B Performance Hall Compagnie Kafig


Don Quixote
Tickets on sale Thursday May 22, 2014 @10am

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Bullfights…gypsies…fiery dance. For the first time, Saint Louis Ballet presents Don Quixote, based on the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. The ballet is known for its demanding choreography and technical wizardry.

Don Quixote is a marriage of traditional ballet and Spanish dance -- full of “heat”, firelight and thrills. A passionate ballet, Don Quixote follows Spain’s legendary hero and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, to Barcelona on a quest for his dream lover, Dulcinea. Originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus, Don Quixote was first presented by the Ballet of the Imperial Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow, Russia in 1869. Since then, the ballet has been staged by companies all over the world in many different versions, and is considered to be among the great classics.

Don Quixote’s journeys take him through the streets of make-believe Spain, populated with matadors, mischievous lovers, valiant knights, and spirits. Glittering costumes, lavish sets and a rousing score create a fantastic world filled with passion, bravado and romance.
Fri 5/8/15 7:30PM A-B Performance Hall Don Quixote
Sat 5/9/15 2:30PM A-B Performance Hall Don Quixote
Sat 5/9/15 7:30PM A-B Performance Hall Don Quixote
Sun 5/10/15 2:30PM A-B Performance Hall Don Quixote


ASQ: Bold New World
Arianna String Quartet packages on sale Friday May 9, 2014. Click here to buy all four concerts and save!

Single Tickets on sale Monday August 4 at 10am.

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Haydn: Quartet in F minor, Op.20 No.5 Bartok: String Quartet No. 5 Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op.132

In its season finale, the Arianna Quartet takes the stage for an evening of profound utterances by three of the giants of the world of music. Daring to boldly send the traditions of Western classical music in new directions, these three quartets of Haydn, Bartok and Beethoven continue to resonate as eternal masterpieces, and achievements of the human spirit. From Papa Haydn’s ingeniously innovative quartet Op. 20, No.5, through Beethoven’s ethereally inspired Op.132, to Bartok’s modern, folk-infused Fifth String Quartet, this promises to be a thrilling end to the ASQ’s 15th concert season in St. Louis.
Fri 5/8/15 8:00PM Lee Theater ASQ: Bold New World