Cancelled: Missouri Chamber Music Festival Composer Encounter: The Music of Hannah Lash

Due to illness, the Composer Encounter: Hannah Lash concert (February 17 at 7 pm) and Open Rehearsal with Hannah Lash (February 16 at 2 pm) have been canceled. The concert has been rescheduled for June 22, 2019. For ticket refund information, please contact the Edison Box Office at 314.935.6543. Thank you for your understanding.


Composer/Harpist Hannah Lash, in partnership with Washington University, is presented by the Missouri Chamber Music Festival, in a full weekend of events.
Hannah Lash: Folksongs (2011) for harp, piccolo, percussion
Schumann: Waldszenen 
Lash: Start (2018) for solo snare drum
Lash: Frayed (2009), for string quartet
Debussy: Sonata for flute, harp, and viola
Artists featured include harpist Hannah Lash; percussionist Michael Compitello of New Morse Code; flutist Jennifer Nitchman; and violinist Angie Smart.
Known as St. Louis’s “local treasure,” the Missouri Chamber Music Festival (MOCM), presents a Composer Encounter illuminating the extraordinary and diverse nuances of a unique composer/performer, Hannah Lash. In keeping with MOCM’s mission of diverse programming including new and commissioned works, this exciting weekend of events features newly written works as well as pieces by composers influential to the compositional voice of Hannah Lash. MOCM artists featured are nationally recognized chamber musicians from around the US that take residency each June to perform in the Missouri Chamber Music Festival.

The Missouri Chamber Music Festival (MOCM) welcomes composer and harpist, Hannah Lash (b. 1981) to St. Louis. Hailed by the New York Times as “striking and resourceful… handsomely brooding,” Hannah Lash’s music has been performed at the Times Center in Manhattan, the Chicago Art Institute, Tanglewood Music Center, Harvard University, The Chelsea Art Museum, and on the American Opera Project’s stage in New York City. Recent premieres include Three Shades Without Angles, for flute, viola, and harp, by the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Pulse-space, for string quartet, by the Flux Quartet, as well as several new orchestral works: Eating Flowers, for the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Nymphs, for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and This Ease, for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Upcoming premieres include a new chamber opera, Beowulf, commissioned by Guerilla Opera, and a new work for Loadbang, commissioned by Columbia University’s Miller Theatre. Lash obtained her Ph.D in Composition from Harvard University in 2010. She has held teaching positions at Harvard University (Teaching Fellow), at Alfred University (Guest Professor of Composition), and currently serves on the composition faculty at Yale University School of Music.

Tickets: Adult $20, Senior/WU Faculty and Staff $15, Student $5
(Tickets on sale November 19, 2018)