A shameless self-promotion: Odyssey's Artistic Director Ayako Tsuruta will be performing piano solo to the Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, with Jane Froman Singers with Columbia Civic Orchestra at its "Family Day Concert" on October 6, Saturday at 8pm, at Broadway Christian Church. For those who are not familiar with this work, it is a stunning work that features a variation of a better known 'Ode to Joy' theme from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
Our first performance of the season will take place as Odyssey Music @ Lenoir Woods, an outreach program that provides chamber music for free admission - too good to be true, right? Well, folks, please enjoy the quality performances while they last! The first concert is scheduled on October 9, Tuesday at 6pm at Lenoir Woods that features Alice K. Dade and Peter Miyamoto on Liebermann's sonata for flute and piano, followed by Dvorak's gorgeous Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81. Current information for Odyssey Music @ Lenoir Woods will always be posted at http://www.odysseymissouri.org/odyssey-musiclenoir-woods.html.
Of course, NOTHING beats hearing and seeing Odyssey in action at the acoustically ideal First Baptist Church! The first concert there will be held on October 12, our usual Friday at 7pm and enjoy an array of compositions, ranging from Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Ravel, Schoenberg to Liebermann, musicians including violinist Amy Appold, pianist Natalia Bolshakova, flutist Alice K. Dade, pianist Peter Miyamoto, countertenor Chad R. Payton, and soprano Christine Seitz. Hope to see you at the concert and post-event reception!