Sylvie Courvoisier / Mark Feldman at KDHX (Welcomed by Jazz St. Louis)

Our December presentation at KDHX will feature NYC jazz/modern classical musicians,  Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and violinist Mark Feldman.  Collaborators for 15 years they are regarded as two of the most boundary-pushing composer/performers working today. Virtuosos on their respective instruments, and telepathic improvisers, their quest for an “organic integration of classical and modern jazz” results in a new form of music that seamlessly blends classical composition with the spontaneity of improvisation. Together they have released albums on John Zorn’s Tzadik label and ECM, and have collaborated with artists such as Zorn, Yusef Lateef, Fred Frith, and Evan Parker. Courvoisier and Feldman will also be in town a day early to participate in a free workshop at Jackson Pianos (please see our events page for more information).

Watch a recent live clip of Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman here…


TWO concerts by Charlemagne Palestine this weekend

New Music Circle’s second presentation of our 57th season will take place next Saturday (11/7) and Sunday (11/8), and feature Charlemagne Palestine (Brussels/NYC). Palestine will perform two nights of concerts, each night utilizing different instrumentation. Night one (11/7) will involve piano, voice, electronics, and stuffed animals at The Pulitzer Arts Foundation. On Night two (11/8) he will make use of the Historic Trinity Lutheran’s wonderful church organ, where he will be joined with a live video accompaniment by STL video artists, Chad Eivins and Kevin Harris.

Here is a short clip of Charlemagne Palestine discussing his thoughts on playing cathedral organs and their microtonal capabilities, ” Everywhere you go in the church the sound changes. You turn your head and the sound changes…because it’s a three dimensional, fluid sonority in in constant transformation”….



Charlemagne Palestine

Palestine-ConcertNMC will feature two concerts this November by composer, performer, and visual artist, Charlemagne Palestine. On Saturday, November 7th he will perform a concert utilizing piano, electronics, and voice at Pulitzer Arts Foundation. On Sunday, November 8th he will perform a pipe organ set at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church (located in Soulard). Please see below for information on these concerts plus TWO special artist talks (both are free and open to the public).

Piano / Electronics / Voice / Installation
Saturday, November 7th, 2015
at Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Blvd, 63108
7:00pm doors / 8:00pm concert
Limited Seating
*Tickets available here
Facebook event page here

Pipe Organ Concert
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Historic Trinity Lutheran Church
812 Soulard St., 63104
6:00pm doors / 7:00pm concert
*Tickets available here
facebook event page here

$20.00 Regular Admission
$10.00 Students and Struggling Music Supporters
$30.00 *Special discounted admission for both concerts (at regular admission rate only)

Charlemagne Palestine will participate in two lectures. Both are free and open to the public. Please check website for updates.

Friday, November 6th, at Washington University / Sam Fox School
Room and time TBA

Friday, November 6th at Webster University 
Q+A and conversation between Charlemagne Palestine and Curator / White Flag Projects Assistant-Director, Marie Heilich
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Sverdup Hall, 8300 Big Bend Blvd.
Room 123


NMC News

Our opening concert with Evan Parker and Peter Evans is this Friday, Oct 2 at Joe’s Cafe. We’re expecting a good turnout, so try to get there early to have the best choice of seats (doors open at 7 PM, concert at 8 PM). In addition, Parker and Evans will be featured in a free workshop on 11 AM Saturday, 10/3, at Foam on Cherokee street. More details here: Evan Parker / Peter Evans Workshop

The 10/2 Post Dispatch previewed the Parker and Evans concert, along with an interview with Evan Parker: Jazz musician Evan Parker says the sax is the ideal instrument.

St. Louis Jazz Notes featured Parker and Evans in their Saturday Video Showcase on 9/26:

St. Louis Magazine wrote an article about NMC’s upcoming season: New Music Circle’s New Season


2015 / 2016 Season Announcement

Evan Parker / Peter Evans

We’re pleased to announce our 2015 / 2016 season. The season kicks off on Friday, October 2, with the legendary English saxophonist Evan Parker and NYC trumpeter Peter Evans, at Joe’s Cafe. That’s followed by another legend, Charlemagne Palestine, in a concert at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation on Saturday November 7. Our final fall concert will be the extraordinary duo Silvie Courvousier (piano) and Mark Feldman (violin), at The Stage at KDHX. In January 2016, Baltimore’s Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar!) and Chicago’s Frank Rosaly (drums) perform at Joe’s cafe, followed by two concerts in March, Chicago’s Spektral Quartet and The Necks (from Australia), and NYC drummer/composer Tyshawn Sorey’s Alloy Trio in April.

For more details on the season, please see our “upcoming events” page.