There’s a lot going on at the Caffe Concerto in the coming weeks, but perhaps the most exciting event will occur on Tuesday, March 26 when we take the Caffe on the road to Sikeston. That day the Caffe will broadcast live from Southeast Missouri State University’s Regional Campus there. In addition to serving our usual fare of finely prepared classical music, we’ll chat with various people in the Sikeston area and learn first-hand what’s going on there. It’s an opportunity for us to meet the people in our service area and for them to meet us. And if you happen to be in the vicinity that day we invite you to stop by and say hello.
The Caffe will continue with its monthly cooking demonstrations at Schnucks in Cape Girardeau. So far this year the demonstrations have dealt with skillet cooking and holiday baking, among other topics and even featured a mozzarella stretching. Among the more unique recipes was one for a dense chocolate cake with a bacon and white chocolate sauce. If you’d like the recipe or the recipes from any of these programs you can get them here.
The Caffe will, as usual, offer listeners a first hearing of some of the latest classical music CD releases, including the first album recorded by Joshua Bell as conductor of the Academy of St. Martins in the Fields. Upcoming composer birthdays that will be celebrated in the coming weeks include Mussorgsky, Bartok, Grofe, Haydn, Walton, and Johann Sebastian Bach -- whose 327th birthday will be commemorated with a Bach Bloc, an exclusive Caffe feature showcasing two of the composer’s works back to back without interruption.
Remember, there’ always a table for you at the Caffe Concerto.