If violins and kin could talk, the Missouri Chamber Music Festival 2012 would certainly host exceedingly intimate and intellectual conversations among strings, keys and woodwinds. For three nights this summer, small ensembles consisting of nationally recognized musicians showcase classical works from the likes of Brahms and Beethoven as well as new, commissioned works. Small ensembles of trios, quartets and quintets make up professionally trained panels during the program. Listen to the intertwining sounds of socializing strings, conversing clarinets and twinkling keys as they deliberate delicate scores. The First Congregational Church of Webster Groves (10 West Lockwood Avenue; Webster Groves) serves as the "chamber" for the three evenings of the event with a backdrop of stained glass and closely confined quarters making way for cozy listening. The festival takes place at 5 p.m. on June 21 through June 23. General admission costs $20, with senior and student pricing available for $15. Call 314-882-0053 for more information.
June 21-23, 2012