Over the last decade, the University of Missouri Saint Louis has become an unlikely beacon for culture in St. Louis. The school houses the city’s NPR affiliate, hosts a beyond-impressive jazz festival and employs the world-renowned Arianna String Quartet as faculty. The group could have treated its May 4 concert at the college’s Touhill Performing Arts Center (One University Boulevard; 314-516-4949) as an end-of-semester bash, but instead assembled a... More >>>