Spend an evening with the award-winning Arianna String Quartet as they share rare gems of the classical repertoire from South America. Enjoy the sounds of Argentina and Brazil that convey a unique mix of folk rhythms, modernism, nature, and tradition that will leave you amazed and refreshed.
The Arianna Quartet's engaging conversations take you behind the scenes to reveal essential elements of the artistic process that give meaning to music and make performances come alive. Don't miss this special cultural journey, no passports required!
Saint Louis Ballet's Go! Series
Saint Louis Ballet, known primarily for its classical story ballets presented with massive sets, and lavish costuming, presents two more intimate performances March 1-2 at the Grandel Theatre. The varied program will include all new ballets by a wide range of choreographers, many of whom were inspired by their birthplaces or those of their ancestors. The ballets contain themes of diversity, servitude, separation, absence, empowerment and loyalty. Several of the ballets incorporate live music.
A wonderful evening of contemporary ballet that complements the urban vibe of The Grandel. Join the dancers and choreographers in the lobby bar after the performance.
On March 7, The Story Collider in St. Louis will present five stories from scientists and non-scientists about their moments of clarity. Some will be heartbreaking; some are hilarious. They are all true, and all, in one way or another, are about science. The show will be presented by St. Louis Public Radio’s science reporter Eli Chen and biologist Emma Young.
Our lineup includes:
Kenny Kinds, comedian
Chelsey Carter, anthropology student at Washington University in St. Louis
Jenna Niebuhr, engineer at ADS Environmental Services
Danielle Lee, assistant professor of biology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Katie Czeschin, researcher at Millipore Sigma
The 11th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — presented by TV5MONDE and produced by Cinema St. Louis — celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy. The featured films span the decades from the 1930s through the 1990s, offering a revealing overview of French cinema.
The fest annually includes significant restorations, and this year features seven such works: Pierre Schoendoerffer “The 317th Platoon,” Marcel Pagnol’s “The Baker’s Wife,” Olivier Assayas’ “Cold Water,” Jacques Becker’s “The Hole,” Jacques Rivette’s “The Nun,” Agnés Varda’s “One Sings, the Other Doesn’t,” and Diane Kurys’ “Peppermint Soda.”
The schedule is rounded out by Robert Bresson’s final film, “L’argent,” and two 1969 films celebrating their 50th anniversaries: Luis Buñuel’s “The Milky Way” and Eric Rohmer’s “My Night at Maud’s.”
Every program features introductions and discussions by film or French scholars and critics. The discussions will place the works in the contexts of both film and French history and provide close analyses.
All films are in French with English subtitles. Tickets for all shows are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets.
Left Bank Books and St. Louis Public Radio welcome Stanford professor of psychology Jennifer Eberhardt, who will sign and discuss her new book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, with Race, Identity and Culture editor Holly Edgell!
You don’t have to be racist to be biased. Unconscious bias can be at work without our realizing it, and ingrained stereotypes can infect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior. This has an impact on education, employment, housing, and criminal justice.
In Biased, with a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Jennifer Eberhardt offers us insights into the dilemma and a path forward. Unblinking about the tragic consequences of prejudice, Eberhardt addresses how racial bias is not the fault of nor restricted to a few “bad apples” but is present at all levels of society in media, education, and business.
Explore the craft of journalism
Join St. Louis Public Radio for Mini Journalism School, a six-week lecture and discussion series on a wide range of journalism topics, to gain a greater understanding of the decisions, ethical considerations, and techniques that go into creating credible, fact-based news you rely on to stay informed. Professional journalists, educators, and others in the media industry will delve into two topics each night presented in one-hour segments.
Topics include media literacy, investigative journalism, press freedom, ethics, breaking news, drones, interviewing techniques
Join us on Thursday, May 2nd for a reception and dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. Enjoy a lively program that includes compelling conversation with Domenico Montanaro, a live auction, Golden Mic award presentations and more. Take in a Tiny Desk concert, snap a photo with our guest of honor and spend time with the staff of St. Louis Public Radio as we celebrate another year serving our community.
Be a part of live radio being made! Live from Here with Chris Thile is a Saturday-night destination for radio audiences worldwide. This variety show features a unique blend of musical performances, comedy, and audience interaction.
Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Thile welcomes the Grammy Award-winning SLSO as the first symphony orchestra to perform on the show for a beautiful listening experience.
Catalyst Conversations is a series of casual discussions – some playful, some serious, but all engaging and thought-provoking – in A&E’s Catalyst Innovation Lab, a “living room for the arts” on the ground floor of the Centene Center for the Arts.
Each conversation features people who are using their talents and unique experiences to inspire, connect and shape new perspectives. Food, drink and networking is part of each discussion.
Media support for Catalyst Conversations is provided by St. Louis Public Radio.
The St. Louis Speakers Series presents some of the world's most celebrated and influential personalities of our time as they challenge your mind, enlarge your world and make you laugh.
The speakers for the 2018-2019 season are:
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