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APS Concert Season

 President's Welcome  

Welcome, friends of APS!

The days are becoming shorter and whiffs of cooler air surprise us with their freshness. Likewise, a new season of Artist Presentation Society is upon us.

Our 72nd season promises to be an exciting one. Our first concert is right around the corner, on Sunday, September 30, at 3:00 p.m. Flutist Kelariz Keshavarz will present a varied, masterful program of standard and new works. Her performance will be in the Lee Theater at the Touhill Center for the Performing Arts on the UMSL campus. We are thrilled that UMSL is partnering with us in this way. Our second concert is also in the fall semester, on November 4, with pianist Hana Lim, on the Webster University campus. You may find more detailed information about both concerts on the front page of this website. Our auditions this year were, as always, of the highest caliber. We are grateful that Radio Arts Foundation once again generously sponsored the Audience Choice Award, a $500 cash prize, and Matthew Stiens, marimba, was this year’s winner.

Artist Presentation Society is also partnering with the Community Music School to offer auditions for some of CMS’s promising young musicians. Two outstanding performers will present a concert on February 17, 2019, at The Church of St. Michael and St. George. APS’s mission is to encourage young artists in the St. Louis area, and it is our hope that this opportunity will give these young musicians a worthy goal. We eagerly await auditions day and this concert!

Our concerts are all free of charge and open to the public. You will want to put these three concerts on your calendar, as well as auditions on March 30, 2019, at the Music Building on the UMSL campus. This will be one of the most exciting days of the year!

As always, our commitment to excellence, the hard work of our board, and the generosity of our donors sustains our efforts and gives us momentum to move ahead. The long tradition of outstanding audition winners, coupled with technological innovation and new initiatives, gives us great optimism for the future of APS. 

Artist Presentation Society relies solely on donations from generous individuals like you. At 72 years young, APS has fresh energy and vision for the future. I know you will want to be a part of it. Please make your most generous donation today, using the secure link on this website, or by mailing a check. You may find more complete information on this website and, as always, all gifts are completely tax-deductible. We are indebted to those with the impetus and determination to found APS 72 years ago, and we strive to carry on this significant work. Please join us this year, by your presence at our concerts and by your financial support. We are grateful to you, as are our artists.

Musically yours,
Paula Bernhardt, President


Click HERE for a 2017-2018 Season 8.5x14 brochure
or HERE for a 8.5x11 poster.


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