William H. Pommer Concerts and Symposium

The grandson of Caroline Pommer, who built Deutschheim’s Pommer-Gentner House in 1840, William H. Pommer was a classically trained musician, who studied in Vienna and Leipzig before returning to St. Louis as a composer and performer. His legacy in music education extends from the St. Louis public school system to Columbia College and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Well known in Missouri during his lifetime, many of Pommer’s compositions were published and performed. Deutschheim’s William H. Pommer Concerts provided an opportunity for today’s audiences to experience his music and that of other German Americans and the German composers who inspired them.

William H. Pommer as a music student in Europe and in later life as a music professor at the University of Missouri.

Musical selections from the 2017 Pommer Concert:

Musical selections from the 2015 Pommer Concerts:

Musical selections from the 2014 Pommer Concerts: