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St. Louis, MO

March 1 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm

$10 - $20

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Tribute to Matt Marks

In May, musician Matt Marks, a founding member of Alarm Will Sound, died suddenly in St. Louis after a performance. On March 1st at 8pm at the Sheldon Concert Hall, Alarm Will Sound will commemorate him with a performance of his theatrical work Strangers in Many Ways. The concert will also feature the world premiere of two movements of a new work by the maverick composer Michael Harrison.

Strangers in Many Ways was conceived by Mr. Marks and lyricist Royce Vavrek as an evening-length theatrical work, but was left incomplete at his death. The parts he did finish offer snapshots of an American family: Myles, a teenage boy struggling with his sexuality and reaching out online; a father and mother who are are miles apart even when they’re sitting side-by-side; and Sheena, Myles’s sister who dreams of escape from her suburban life.

Alarm Will Sound will be joined by four guest singers: Ted Hearne (Myles) who has been praised by the The New York Times for his “tough edge and wildness of spirit;” Lauren Worsham Jarrow (Sheena) a Tony Award-nominated actor and singer, and sang in the world premiere of  Matt Marks’s “Strip Mall” with the LA Philharmonic; and St. Louis-based Matt Pentecost (father) and Ryan McNeely (Sheen’s Christian boyfriend). Courtney Orlando, AWS member, will sing the role of the mother.

Michael Harrison, a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, is credited with creating “a new harmonic world of vibrant sound” (The New York Times) through his expertise in “just intonation” tunings, Indian ragas and rhythmic cycles. Alarm Will Sound will perform “1 3 9 7 21” and “Time Cycles,” two movements from a new work of his. More information to come.
Michael Harrison, new work
Matt Marks, A Song for Wade
Matt Marks, Bluetooth Islands
Matt Marks, Strip Mall


March 1
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
$10 - $20


Sheldon Concert Hall
3648 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO United States
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