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Mark Sparks, flute and Orli Shaham, piano

Sunday, February 19 | 7:00 PM

E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall
560 Trinity Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63130

Join us for an unforgettable evening of music-making with the dynamic duo of acclaimed flutist Mark Sparks joined by internationally renowned pianist Orli Shaham. St. Louis was lucky enough to be called home by these two musicians for a time and they have certainly left their musical mark. We are delighted to bring these hometown heroes back for this performance. Sparks and Shaham will be offering masterclasses during their time in St. Louis featuring WashU students.

Edison Box Office: 314-935-6543
General Admission - $30
WU Faculty/Staff - $25
Student/Youth - $5

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Mark Sparks is an American solo flutist, orchestral artist, teacher, and writer. He is the former Principal Flutist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. During his tenure (2000-2021) he served under Music Directors Hans Vonk, David Robertson, and Stéphane Denève, and appeared as soloist with the orchestra numerous times. He has toured and performed with many orchestras.

A consummate musician recognized for her grace, subtlety, and brilliance, the pianist Orli Shaham is hailed by critics on four continents. The New York Times called her a "brilliant pianist," The Chicago Tribune referred to her as “a first-rate Mozartean,” and London's Guardian said Ms. Shaham's playing at the Proms was “perfection."

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