You think you're familiar with the recorder, but you're mistaken. Oh, you may have dabbled in a little recorder-playing back in your school days, but Quartet New Generation will destroy your limited concept of the plastic wind instrument. Playing massive wooden recorders that look like Danish modern furniture and sound like pipe organs and wild birds, this group of German and Austrian women perform works by classical and contemporary composers alike with equal verve. The QNG brings a little Bach and a little Chiel Meijering to the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Drive-St. Louis campus (1 University Something at Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-4949 or www.touhill.org) at 7:30 p.m. this evening. Tickets are $15.
Tue., March 18, 2008