Blues and symphony (Oct. 21 and 22)

October 19, 2009

Our Sunday afternoon was a bit incongruous: We went directly from M.’s first concert with the St. Louis Children’s Choirs to his first hockey team photo with the St. Louis Rockets. Due to time constraints, he wore his tux shirt and black slacks under the hockey pads for the photo.

I should clarify that it was a strange combination to me — M. though nothing of it. He likes to sing, he likes to skate. It was a good reminder that we parents sometimes pigeonhole our kids unintentionally. What’s wrong with liking classical music, anyway? Or, for that matter, what’s wrong with liking hockey?

For hockey lovers, as I’ve mentioned before on this blog, the Blues’ practice sessions are free and open to the public. You just have to call ahead to make sure they’re on as scheduled at the Mills mall (314.227.5288). The next one is scheduled for Wednesday (Oct. 21) at 11 a.m.

For symphony lovers, this Thursday (Oct. 22) there’s an opportunity for high school and college students to see a SoundCheck sneak preview concert of Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Tippett’s A Child of Our Time for free — all that’s required for admission is a current student ID. The Friday (Oct. 23) performance of the same works can be seen by students for only $10 per ticket — and the same offer holds true for many other SoundCheck concerts. See the homepage for details on dates and how to go about getting the tickets.

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