The University City Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Leon Burke III, will perform a free concert at All Saints Church in University City on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. The concert is open to the public.
“We invite everyone in the community to come hear a wonderful concert by the University City Symphony,” said Monsignor Michael Witt, pastor at All Saints, in a press release..
The Symphony selections will be Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and William Schatzkamer’s March of the Sabra. The winners of the 2013 William Schatzkamer Young Artists Competition will also perform.
The competition for young artists is named for William Schatzkamer, the first music director and conductor of the University City Symphony who served in the position for more than 35 years. He died last year at the age of 96.
Schatzkamer had a long and distinguished musical career as a concert pianist, teacher and conductor. He was on the faculty of Washington University for many years and also was the music director and a founder of the Gateway Festival Orchestra.
All Saints Church is located at Westgate and Clemens, a few blocks north of the Delmar Loop. Refreshments will be served after the concert in Ryan Hall, next to the church.