Valentine’s Day is a chance to celebrate love, to bring home some chocolate or flowers, and to tell your loved one how you feel. It’s also a great time to take in some of the most romantic events of the year happening around St. Louis this Valentine’s Day.
A must-see performance by the St. Louis Ballet, this evening will be sure to impress with a series of short, contemporary ballets on the theme of love. With choreography from the incredibly talented minds of Nilas Martins, Christopher d’Amboise, Miriam Mahdaviani, Gen Horiuchi, and Michael Uthoff, you’re in for a remarkable evening that’s all about celebrating love. Many of the dances feature evening wear, and all share a romantic theme. Music includes some of classical music’s most romantic composers like Schubert, George Gershwin, and Puccini, as well as featuring a performance by the entire company set to the music of the renowned French jazz musician, Claude Bolling.
Fasi d’Amore is one of the most exciting performances of the night, by the choreographer Nilas Martins, formerly a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. This piece was created with the St. Louis Ballet in mind and will feature live music by vocalists Gina Galati and Scott Kennebeck, as well as piano accompaniment by pianist Kimberly Werner.
Head to Powell Hall from February 9 to 11 for an unforgettable evening of classical music with conductor Bramwell Tovey. Join singers from the St. Louis Symphony Chorus as well as the St. Louis Children’s Choirs for a romantic evening of music. You’ll hear Orff’s Carmina Burana, a stunning and evocative work that will call to mind a vibrant medieval world of royal courts, pristine nature, and crowded beer houses. This work includes O Fortuna, one of the most recognized works of classical music in the world.
Also featured in the evening will be Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, a choral work featuring the Children’s Choirs in an energetic setting of the text of several of Bernstein’s favorite Psalms. The children’s voices blend with those of adult choristers and the power of the entire orchestra and features tender moments where a single child’s voice rises above the rest.
Celebration Supporting Scholarship and Youth Programs
If you want a chance to support local arts and the young talent of St. Louis, head to the Harris Stowe State University Henry Givens Auditorium on February 10. This Pre-Valentine’s Day Celebration is in support of youth programs at the Ville and Sumner High School. The internationally known R&B Saxophonist Tim Cunningham will join songstress Courtney Loveless Moore in a benefit concert that will raise money for scholarships, internships, and the Sumner High Science Department Enrichment Program. The event will be hosted by radio personality Sheila Reed, so you’ll be sure to enjoy the entire evening.
If you’ve been waiting for a chance to catch this living legend and inspiring musician, here it is! Performing for one night only at Powell Hall, join Rufus Wainwright on February 16 for an unforgettable night of amazing music. He’ll be accompanied by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for a powerful musical experience. You can expect to hear some of his most loved songs like Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk or Going to a Town. Rufus Wainwright is a truly original artist, and is a renowned vocalist, composer, and songwriter.
Give the Gift of Hearing
Do some of these events interest you? If you’d love to go to a concert but are worried you won’t enjoy it, then it’s time to get your hearing tested. We want you to be able to enjoy this Valentine’s Day with your loved one without worrying about your hearing or straining to hear. We know it can be difficult to hear in large auditoriums, and that it’s stressful talking to the person sitting next to you when there’s a lot of background noise. We’ve got you covered. Before your perfect date night, we’ll help you pick the hearing aid that can fit seamlessly into your life, no matter what your hearing needs and lifestyle. We have a discreet device that will change your life and allow you to give your loved one a gift they’ll love more than flowers, the gift of hearing.