The women of Chamber Project St. Louis want you to come to practice tonight. Yes, really. At their first Very Open Rehearsal, the musicians will prep for their Saturday, January 21, concert by running through Walter Piston's Three Pieces for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon. You'll witness how precision is honed as the musicians figure out the nuances of the music, and what they have to do to support both their contribution to it and that of their fellow players. And because it's rehearsal, if something goes wrong you'll be able to ask them, "What happened there?" Or maybe they'll ask you, "How'd it sound out there?" An open dialogue between audience and performer is the goal, as well as a shared understanding of what Piston's music is all about. The Very Open Rehearsal takes place at 7 p.m. at the Tavern of Fine Arts (313 Belt Avenue; www.chamberprojectstl.com). Admission is free.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2012