I invite you to our Sunday afternoon concerts to hear the winners of our 2016 auditions: a flutist, a soprano and a pianist. Check our website for details on these concerts as well as our 2017 auditions on April 8, 2017.

Those who attend Artist Presentation Society concerts have the opportunity to hear many aspiring young artists early in their careers. I fact, many of our audience members can say, “I heard so and so perform when she/he won the Artist Presentation audition” because in many instances, these artists become very accomplished in their fields performing with symphony orchestras and opera companies or teaching and mentoring the next generation of artists through careers as music educators.

Our 2016 audition in April resulted not only selecting three very accomplished artists for our 2016-17 season, but also awarding for the first time the Audience Choice Award. For our upcoming season, we will partner with three renowned concert series in our community in order to give our artists greater exposure: First Presbyterian Church in Kirkwood (as part of the Con Spirito Concert Series); Second Presbyterian Church in the Central West End (as part of the Couts Series) and Christ Church Cathedral (as part of the Shepley Program of Music and Art). Each of these concerts is free and open to the public.

We are excited about our new partnerships with these wonderful concert series and hope that you will join us for an exciting Sunday afternoon of music. Check our website for details on these concerts as well as our auditions on April 8, 2017 at The Ethical Society. Upon leaving the auditions in April 2016, one audience member commented, “I am just blown away by what I have heard today.  This is fabulous!"  So, join us for a “fabulous” day on April 8, 2017 and participate by voting for the Audience Choice Award that will be presented at the conclusion of the auditions.

We in St. Louis are so fortunate to have a wealth of musical opportunities in our area and Artist Presentation Society is proud to be a part of that concert scene for nearly 70 years. Thank you for continuing to support the mission of Artist Presentation Society...presenting the gifted musicians of tomorrow to our St. Louis audiences. 

I look forward to seeing you at one of our concerts in our 2016-17 season.

Karen Luebbert


Peter Henderson with APS

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