Levy exhibition part of Memorial Day Weekend event at New Mt. Sinai

New Mt. Sinai Cemetery is planning a variety of special events on Sunday, May 24 during Memorial Day weekend. 

From noon to 1 p.m. May 24, St. Louis County Parks & Recreation Department preservation historian Esley Hamilton will narrate an exhibition of architectural drawings by Will Levy, which will be on display in the New Mt. Sinai Mausoleum.  Levy was a prominent Jewish architect who worked in St. Louis through the first half of the 20th century. In addition to the public buildings he designed in the region, Levy created the administration buildings and many family mausoleums at New Mt. Sinai.

Hamilton will lead a group of 50 visitors on a walk through New Mt. Sinai from 1 to 2 p.m. He will talk about Levy’s work, the cemetery’s history, the notable architecture found throughout the cemetery and some of the famous St. Louisans whose graves are at the cemetery. 

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From 3 to 4 p.m., a chamber concert by members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will feature two quintets by W. A. Mozart, the C Major Viola Quintet and the Horn Quintet. The concert will be performed in the cemetery’s stained glass-accented mausoleum.  SLSO violinist Lorraine Glass-Harris will be honored at the concert on her retirement from the symphony.

For more information or to RSVP for the guided walk (limited to first 50 registrants), visit newmtsinaicemetery.org or call 314-353-2540.