Erin Bode & David Halen

The Erin Bode Group with David Halen Holiday Concert
Friday, December 14, 2012


Doors open at 7:00pm
Tickets: $35/general admission   $30/FAC member

Come enjoy the sounds of the season as the Foundry Art Centre presents a special Holiday Concert featuring Erin Bode and her trio accompanied by St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster David Halen. Experience an exceptional evening of Erin's original compositions, standards and holiday favorites with the string accompaniment of David Halen. In addition to a cash bar, appetizer plates by Spiro's Catering will also be available for purchase.

The Erin Bode Group creates music forged from the Americana of its members' Midwestern roots, infused with jazz grooves and made magic by Bode's bell-like voice. Sophisticated arrangements and attention to phrasing, both vocal and instrumental, further distinguish the band's fresh sound. Bode has been performing for audiences across the country, perfecting their crowd-pleasing blend of jazz standards, pop classics, and contemporary favorites. They have been guests on Don Wolff's nationally syndicated jazz program on KMOX, the SMASH Show on KLOU, and have appeared as guest performers on the KSDK television show, "Show Me Saint Louis". The Erin Bode Group has also opened for legendary Supremes' singer, Mary Wilson, opened for Michael Buble at The Pageant, as well as entertained at a number of Fortune 500 corporate events.

Concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, David Halen is frequent soloist with many orchestras and festivals around the world. At 19, he became the youngest recipient ever of a Fulbright Scholarship, for study in Germany. Prior to coming to Saint Louis, he served as assistant concertmaster of the Houston Symphony. Halen’s leadership in the arts brought him an A&E Arts Award in 2002 and appointment to the Missouri Arts Council in 2008. In addition to teaching at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings in Macon, GA, he is concertmaster and teaches at the Aspen Music Festival. He is the founding Artistic Director of the Innsbrook Institute and also artistic director of Booneville Missouri River Festival of the Arts. He is a true son of Missouri and musical ambassador to the world.