Book Festival concert features Bode, Halen

As part of the 33rd annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, nationally-renowned vocalist Erin Bode will join Concertmaster David Halen and musicians of the St. Louis Symphony for the Concert Event featuring a collaborative tribute to the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 at Washington University’s 560 Music Center in the Delmar Loop (560 Trinity Place, formerly Shaare Emeth).

Performing that evening will be St. Louis Symphony’s Concertmaster David Halen; Ellen dePasquale, Acting Associate Concertmaster; Celeste Golden Boyer, Second Associate Concertmaster; Nicolae Bica, violin; Melissa Brooks, Associate Principal Cellist; Jennifer Nitchman, flute; and Adam Maness on keyboard.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at; charge by phone at 314-442-3299; or at the door of the event, depending on availability.

Free parking is available in the lots at COCA, the Church of Scientology on Delmar, and on the street. Admission to the Concert Event is free for Festival Series and Series PLUS Ticket holders.

The Festival’s Concert Event is part of the Daniel Pearl Foundation’s World Music Days Harmony for Humanity, using the power of music to lift people above the differences that set them apart; and reaffirming the ideals of tolerance, friendship and humanity.

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival runs through Nov. 16, with additional author events on Nov. 17, Dec. 15 and more authors scheduled in 2012. For a complete listing, visit