Chamber Project St. Louis: Window at the 560

  • September 7, 2019 • 7:30 PM

CPSTL open’s their twelfth season with a program challenging our senses to go beyond what we can see, with inspiration drawn from architecture specific to St Louis and a melody from the steppes of Uzbekistan. The program begins with a piece by Kristin Kuster exploring the work of architect Tadao Ando. Ando, who designed the Pulitzer Museum in St. Louis, uses the hardest of materials – steel and concrete – but also considers intangibles such as light and wind as they appeal to our senses. Khachaturian synthesizes the rhythms and melodies of his homeland into a sonic looking glass, bringing the listener to a far-away world. Music by Haydn transports us back in time to a world both familiar and unknown. We conclude this program with a new work by St. Louis composer David Werfelmann.

Kristin Kuster, Ando: light against shade
Franz Joseph Haydn, Trio No. 2, Op. 100 for flute, violin and cello
Aram Khachaturian,
Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano
David Werfelmann*,
Commission – World Premiere


Jennifer Gartley, flute
Dana Hotle, clarinet
Kyle Lombard, violin
Eli Lara, cello
Kelly Karamanov, piano
Matthew Mazzoni, piano
Jeff Barudin, percussion