Living St. Louis Celebrates 100th Anniversary of The Sheldon

Hour-Long Nine Network Special Features Highlights of Performances by Christine Brewer, Branford  Marsalis, Peter Martin and More


St. Louis, MO—October 29, 2013—In its 100 years, the stage at the Sheldon Concert Hall in Grand Center has hosted actors, comedians, singers, musicians and speakers of every style, size and stripe. The Nine Network salutes the notable performing history of The Sheldon with an hour-long, music-filled Living St. Louis special airing Monday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. on Nine PBS (repeated November 20 at 3:00 a.m. and November 24 at 3:00 p.m.).

This special Living St. Louis, recorded in October 2012 at The Sheldon’s anniversary celebration, begins with soprano Christine Brewer and the St. Louis Children’s Choirs Choristers Ensemble performing a composition written for the occasion by The Sheldon’s Executive Director Paul Reuter, “Temple Built in Trust and Hope.”

Brewer also performs another piece composed for the occasion, “This Present Past,” written by Peter Martin and inspired by a poem written by Howard Nemerov, former United States poet laureate and Washington University professor. She is accompanied by Martin himself on the piano, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, bassist Christian McBride, drummer Ulysses Owens, violinists David Halen and Michael Chen and cellist Bjorn Ranheim.

Living St. Louis and all arts programming on the Nine Network are sponsored by PNC Bank.

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