True to UAO’s mission to present affordable opera experiences in original languages to audiences who reflect the breadth and diversity of the St. Louis region, UAO will present a free virtual concert series featuring past and present UAO artists from their home to yours. The concert will feature arias and art songs presented in their original language with in-video translations by local artists Grace Fisher, Brittany Graham, Anthony Heineman, Gina Malone, Randell McGee, and Leann Schuering in addition to former UAO artists Thomas Gunther, Scott Levin, and Melody Wilson and many more! These concerts will be made available at 3:00PM on Sunday, November 8, 15, and 22 on UAO’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Financial assistance for UAO’s Virtual Concert Series has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency
The Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis will open its 9th season on Sunday, September 13 with Symphony Reboot! in the beautiful Frontier Park in downtown St. Charles. Presented in collaboration with Union Avenue Opera, this exciting FREE concert features legendary conductor Leonard Slatkin, world-renowned soprano Christine Brewer, MOSL Music Director Wendy Lea, and UAO Artistic Director and Conductor Scott Schoonover.
This concert is free and open to the public. Attendees should bring their own chair or blanket for seating and families are asked to maintain social distancing on the lawn. All members of the orchestra will be seated at safe distances and wearing masks. Audience members are encouraged to do the same.
Sunday, September 13 at 5:00 PM
Jaycee Stage in Frontier Park, St. Charles, MO
This is a free, non-ticketed event. A free will offering will be collected to support The Metropolitan Orchestra and Union Avenue Opera.
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Due to popular demand we’ve added concerts at 5:00PM
Our exciting House Concerts series returns this fall as we move from the beautiful interiors of these historic homes to their stunning gardens to ensure the safety of our artists and patrons.
Join us on September 27 at the stately University City home of Dr. Richard and Mary Ann Shaw for an afternoon of enchanting musical theatre favorites, art songs, and operatic hits with Debby Lennon. On October 11 we return to the Central West End home of Dr. Tony and Melanie Fathman for a concert featuring familiar songs from the rich African-American Spiritual tradition performed by Rose Fischer and Randell McGee. Our final concert takes place on October 25 at the home of Dr. Kenneth and Marjorie Smith in the Compton Heights neighborhood featuring the husband and wife team of Jacob Lassetter and Karen Kanakis in a showstopping operatic tour de force.
Seats will be placed according to social distancing guidelines and all attendees will be asked to wear face coverings at all times.