Discover America Tonight at SLSO

December 12, 2008 at 5:53 pm | Posted in Chris Maue, Concert, music, SLSO | 1 Comment
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cdbigThis is a little bit last minute, but if anyone’s looking for something interesting and fun to do tonight, SLSO is continuing their ongoing Classical Detours series at Powell Hall, with tonight’s theme – Discover America.    Enjoy several pieces by American composers Bernstein, Copland, Rodgers, and even John Williams.      In SLSO’s own words: 

“No “Jingle Bells.” No “Rudolph.” The SLSO offers holiday relief.”

 

And, as always, the performance is prefaced with free beer sampling courtesy of Schlafly. 

 

— FREE TICKET INFORMATION —

 

Although it may be too late to use this info tonight, RFT vetran and current SLSO blogger Eddie Silva sent me this info on how to get FREE TICKETS to SLSO shows.    Read on:

 

50 Free Ticket Program:

The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra offers 50 free tickets to the public for all of its regular Orchestral concerts (except Coffee Concerts). To receive your free ticket you must have a 50 Free Membership Card. To get your card simply stop by the Saint Louis Symphony Box Office and sign up for your free card. The card entitles you to a free ticket to six  orchestral concerts per season. To redeem for your ticket, present your card and a valid picture ID at the Box Office window 2 hours before a valid concert.  Tickets will be handed out for 30 minutes or until all 50 tickets have been distributed.  Cards will be punched each time you receive a ticket. Tickets are given to valid free ticket card holders on a first come basis. One free ticket card per person per season.

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Cod piece

February 7, 2008 at 12:53 am | Posted in Concert, Matthew Hurst | 3 Comments
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Within the last week my friend described Cod as the least desirable, most tasteless of all catch fish after seeing it on the menu of a local restaurant.  And considering that it’s the most likely fish you’ll see battered in beer and deep fried, that reputation would seem well deserved.  I’d like to be proved wrong.

Just such an opportunity to be proven wrong has presented itself within this same week, as the Schlafly Tap Room presents their Cod & Cask festival.  “You’ll believe in cod once you’ve enjoyed the talents of Icelandic Chef Hakon Oervarsson, who is flying in for the occasion,” promise the fine PR staff from the Saint Louis Brewery.  But in order to compliment an event that their would be understandable doubt in the power of this exceedingly affordable catch, Schlafly is offering Real Ale that is carbonated in the cask, hand pumped at the bar, and will be served at cellular temperature to compliment the fish and chips. 

And should the Icelandic experience alone not be authentic enough, award-winning musician Petur Ben and his band will be performing his unique sound straight outta Reykjavík.  They’ll be joined by local favorites Walkie Talkie USA on Friday night, and on Satuday night by Gentleman Auction House.  It’ll all take place from 5-12pm on Friday-Saturday February 8th and 9th, with Petur Ben (of “White Tiger” fame) playing a solo set this Thursday February 7th around 8pm.

So besides rethinking the least considered fish on the plate, we’re sure the servings of Icelandic flavor ought to catch your attention as they had ours.  Something is indeed fishy about Cod’s reputation (to say nothing about Iceland’s use of geothermal energy), so bring a friend this weekend and an open mind (or at least an open growler).

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