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January 2019

SPCO performs Mazzoli & López

January 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
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$11 - $26

Pekka Kuusisto and SPCO Principal Cellist Julie Albers team up for a new work by Peruvian-born, Finnish-trained, American-based composer Jimmy López, a concerto grosso written in loving memory of his father. Works by Beethoven frame this program that also features Missy Mazzoli’s quartet, You Know Me From Here, in a new arrangement for full strings by Kuusisto and the SPCO. Mazzoli described the work as a “musical journey homeward, a trek through chaos and loneliness to a place of security and…

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SPCO performs Mazzoli & López

January 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am
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One event on January 18, 2019 at 8:00pm

Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Rd
Eden Prairie, MN United States
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$11 - $26

Pekka Kuusisto and SPCO Principal Cellist Julie Albers team up for a new work by Peruvian-born, Finnish-trained, American-based composer Jimmy López, a concerto grosso written in loving memory of his father. Works by Beethoven frame this program that also features Missy Mazzoli’s quartet, You Know Me From Here, in a new arrangement for full strings by Kuusisto and the SPCO. Mazzoli described the work as a “musical journey homeward, a trek through chaos and loneliness to a place of security and…

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SPCO performs Mazzoli & López

January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on January 18, 2019 at 8:00pm

Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Rd
Eden Prairie, MN United States
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$11 - $26

Pekka Kuusisto and SPCO Principal Cellist Julie Albers team up for a new work by Peruvian-born, Finnish-trained, American-based composer Jimmy López, a concerto grosso written in loving memory of his father. Works by Beethoven frame this program that also features Missy Mazzoli’s quartet, You Know Me From Here, in a new arrangement for full strings by Kuusisto and the SPCO. Mazzoli described the work as a “musical journey homeward, a trek through chaos and loneliness to a place of security and…

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SPCO performs Mazzoli & López

January 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi, MN United States
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$11 - $26

Pekka Kuusisto and SPCO Principal Cellist Julie Albers team up for a new work by Peruvian-born, Finnish-trained, American-based composer Jimmy López, a concerto grosso written in loving memory of his father. Works by Beethoven frame this program that also features Missy Mazzoli’s quartet, You Know Me From Here, in a new arrangement for full strings by Kuusisto and the SPCO. Mazzoli described the work as a “musical journey homeward, a trek through chaos and loneliness to a place of security and…

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February 2019

SPCO Chamber Music Series

February 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on February 3, 2019 at 2:00pm

Sundin Music Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$15

The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Erberk Eryilmaz: Miniatures Set No. 6 for Violin and Percussion Béla Bartók: Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano Adolphus Hailstork: Arabesques for Flute and Percussion Astor Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for Piano Trio This week’s eclectic program of duos and trios features the virtuosity of the SPCO musicians in surprising combinations of instruments. Closing the program is Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a piece in the “New Tango” style he revolutionized after…

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SPCO Chamber Music Series

February 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on February 3, 2019 at 2:00pm

Sundin Music Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$15

The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Erberk Eryilmaz: Miniatures Set No. 6 for Violin and Percussion Béla Bartók: Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano Adolphus Hailstork: Arabesques for Flute and Percussion Astor Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for Piano Trio This week’s eclectic program of duos and trios features the virtuosity of the SPCO musicians in surprising combinations of instruments. Closing the program is Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a piece in the “New Tango” style he revolutionized after…

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SPCO: Songs My Mother Taught Me

February 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2019 at 8:00pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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$12 - $50

The opening weekend of the Tapestry19 festival examines the legacy of family, community and country. Two premieres by outstanding contemporary composer-performers anchor this program which also includes works imbued with a sense of place by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák and Americans Charles Ives and Michael Abels. Interdisciplinary artist PaviElle French, a native of Saint Paul’s Rondo neighborhood, presents a new work dedicated to the memory of her mother while Syrian clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh reaches into his childhood…

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SPCO: Songs My Mother Taught Me

February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2019 at 8:00pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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$12 - $50

The opening weekend of the Tapestry19 festival examines the legacy of family, community and country. Two premieres by outstanding contemporary composer-performers anchor this program which also includes works imbued with a sense of place by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák and Americans Charles Ives and Michael Abels. Interdisciplinary artist PaviElle French, a native of Saint Paul’s Rondo neighborhood, presents a new work dedicated to the memory of her mother while Syrian clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh reaches into his childhood…

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SPCO: Songs My Mother Taught Me

February 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Benson Great Hall, 3900 Bethel Dr
Arden Hills, MN 55112
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$11 - $26

The opening weekend of the Tapestry19 festival examines the legacy of family, community and country. Two premieres by outstanding contemporary composer-performers anchor this program which also includes works imbued with a sense of place by the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák and Americans Charles Ives and Michael Abels. Interdisciplinary artist PaviElle French, a native of Saint Paul’s Rondo neighborhood, presents a new work dedicated to the memory of her mother while Syrian clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh reaches into his childhood…

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March 2019

SPCO performs Jörg Widmann

March 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am
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One event on March 1, 2019 at 8:00pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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$12 - $50

Former Artistic Partner Christian Zacharias returns to the SPCO to perform Mozart’s final piano concerto and conduct Beethoven’s Second Symphony. Mozart’s autumnal farewell to the piano concerto, the medium that brought him the most success in his lifetime as a composer and performer, is beautifully paired with Anton Bruckner’s gorgeous Adagio for Strings, arranged from the original string quintet version by the late Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. Another elegiac work, Jörg Widmann’s Aria, opens the second half, before the sunny D Major…

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SPCO performs Jörg Widmann

March 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on March 1, 2019 at 8:00pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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$12 - $50

Former Artistic Partner Christian Zacharias returns to the SPCO to perform Mozart’s final piano concerto and conduct Beethoven’s Second Symphony. Mozart’s autumnal farewell to the piano concerto, the medium that brought him the most success in his lifetime as a composer and performer, is beautifully paired with Anton Bruckner’s gorgeous Adagio for Strings, arranged from the original string quintet version by the late Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. Another elegiac work, Jörg Widmann’s Aria, opens the second half, before the sunny D Major…

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SPCO performs Jörg Widmann

March 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Carleton College Kracum Performance Hall, Corner of 1st St. and Winona St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
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Former Artistic Partner Christian Zacharias returns to the SPCO to perform Mozart’s final piano concerto and conduct Beethoven’s Second Symphony. Mozart’s autumnal farewell to the piano concerto, the medium that brought him the most success in his lifetime as a composer and performer, is beautifully paired with Anton Bruckner’s gorgeous Adagio for Strings, arranged from the original string quintet version by the late Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. Another elegiac work, Jörg Widmann’s Aria, opens the second half, before the sunny D Major…

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SPCO performs Jörg Widmann

March 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th Street South
Minneapolis, MN United States
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$11 - $40

Former Artistic Partner Christian Zacharias returns to the SPCO to perform Mozart’s final piano concerto and conduct Beethoven’s Second Symphony. Mozart’s autumnal farewell to the piano concerto, the medium that brought him the most success in his lifetime as a composer and performer, is beautifully paired with Anton Bruckner’s gorgeous Adagio for Strings, arranged from the original string quintet version by the late Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. Another elegiac work, Jörg Widmann’s Aria, opens the second half, before the sunny D Major…

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SPCO performs Caroline Shaw’s Concerto for Piano

March 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am
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One event on March 16, 2019 at 8:00pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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$12 - $50

Pianist Jonathan Biss returns for the fourth installment of Beethoven/5, a five-year collaboration between Biss and the SPCO to commission five new piano concertos alongside Beethoven’s piano concertos. This year the SPCO welcomes the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, who will be responding to Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto in her own unique musical language. Frequent SPCO collaborator Mischa Santora conducts the premiere performances of the Shaw, while SPCO musicians lead the Beethoven Concerto, as well as his tragicCoriolan Overture. Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan…

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SPCO performs Caroline Shaw’s Concerto for Piano

March 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on March 16, 2019 at 8:00pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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$12 - $50

Pianist Jonathan Biss returns for the fourth installment of Beethoven/5, a five-year collaboration between Biss and the SPCO to commission five new piano concertos alongside Beethoven’s piano concertos. This year the SPCO welcomes the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, who will be responding to Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto in her own unique musical language. Frequent SPCO collaborator Mischa Santora conducts the premiere performances of the Shaw, while SPCO musicians lead the Beethoven Concerto, as well as his tragicCoriolan Overture. Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan…

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SPCO performs Caroline Shaw’s Concerto for Piano

March 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi, MN United States
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$11 - $26

Pianist Jonathan Biss returns for the fourth installment of Beethoven/5, a five-year collaboration between Biss and the SPCO to commission five new piano concertos alongside Beethoven’s piano concertos. This year the SPCO welcomes the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, who will be responding to Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto in her own unique musical language. Frequent SPCO collaborator Mischa Santora conducts the premiere performances of the Shaw, while SPCO musicians lead the Beethoven Concerto, as well as his tragicCoriolan Overture. Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan…

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SPCO Chamber Music Series

March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Icehouse Mpls, 2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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Familial Music SPCO Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Lembit Beecher’s piece Small Looking Up, about looking up to his older brother, is featured in this program about family. The program also includes a work by SPCO Principal Horn James Ferree, written for the birth of his nephew, and a string quartet Robert Schumann wrote for his wife Clara’s 23rd birthday.

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SPCO Chamber Music Series

March 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Capri Theater, 2027 W Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411
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$15

Familial Music SPCO Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Lembit Beecher’s piece Small Looking Up, about looking up to his older brother, is featured in this program about family. The program also includes a work by SPCO Principal Horn James Ferree, written for the birth of his nephew, and a string quartet Robert Schumann wrote for his wife Clara’s 23rd birthday.

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April 2019

SPCO performs George Walker’s Antifonys for String Orchestra

April 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on April 28, 2019 at 8:00pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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$12 - $50

SPCO Associate Concertmaster Ruggero Allifranchini takes center stage for Mozart’s fifth and final violin concerto, known for its rollicking final movement. The 2nd movement of Haydn’s 63rd Symphony is entitled La Roxelane, named for Roxelana, the powerful and influential wife of Ottoman Emperor Suleiman the Great. The program is rounded out with 20th century chamber works by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů and American composer George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Bohuslav Martinů: La Revue…

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SPCO performs George Walker’s Antifonys for String Orchestra

April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on April 28, 2019 at 8:00pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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$12 - $50

SPCO Associate Concertmaster Ruggero Allifranchini takes center stage for Mozart’s fifth and final violin concerto, known for its rollicking final movement. The 2nd movement of Haydn’s 63rd Symphony is entitled La Roxelane, named for Roxelana, the powerful and influential wife of Ottoman Emperor Suleiman the Great. The program is rounded out with 20th century chamber works by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů and American composer George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Bohuslav Martinů: La Revue…

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SPCO performs George Walker’s Antifonys for String Orchestra

April 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on April 28, 2019 at 8:00pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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$12 - $50

SPCO Associate Concertmaster Ruggero Allifranchini takes center stage for Mozart’s fifth and final violin concerto, known for its rollicking final movement. The 2nd movement of Haydn’s 63rd Symphony is entitled La Roxelane, named for Roxelana, the powerful and influential wife of Ottoman Emperor Suleiman the Great. The program is rounded out with 20th century chamber works by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů and American composer George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Bohuslav Martinů: La Revue…

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SPCO performs George Walker’s Antifonys for String Orchestra

April 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on May 3, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on May 3, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on May 4, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on May 5, 2019 at 3:00pm

$11 - $26

SPCO Associate Concertmaster Ruggero Allifranchini takes center stage for Mozart’s fifth and final violin concerto, known for its rollicking final movement. The 2nd movement of Haydn’s 63rd Symphony is entitled La Roxelane, named for Roxelana, the powerful and influential wife of Ottoman Emperor Suleiman the Great. The program begins with a powerful miniature for string orchestra by composer George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – 7:30 PM Shepherd of…

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May 2019

SPCO performs George Walker’s Antifonys for String Orchestra

May 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am
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One event on May 3, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on May 3, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on May 4, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on May 5, 2019 at 3:00pm

$11 - $26

SPCO Associate Concertmaster Ruggero Allifranchini takes center stage for Mozart’s fifth and final violin concerto, known for its rollicking final movement. The 2nd movement of Haydn’s 63rd Symphony is entitled La Roxelane, named for Roxelana, the powerful and influential wife of Ottoman Emperor Suleiman the Great. The program begins with a powerful miniature for string orchestra by composer George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – 7:30 PM Shepherd of…

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SPCO performs George Walker’s Antifonys for String Orchestra

May 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on May 3, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on May 3, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on May 4, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on May 5, 2019 at 3:00pm

$11 - $26

SPCO Associate Concertmaster Ruggero Allifranchini takes center stage for Mozart’s fifth and final violin concerto, known for its rollicking final movement. The 2nd movement of Haydn’s 63rd Symphony is entitled La Roxelane, named for Roxelana, the powerful and influential wife of Ottoman Emperor Suleiman the Great. The program begins with a powerful miniature for string orchestra by composer George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – 7:30 PM Shepherd of…

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SPCO performs George Walker’s Antifonys for String Orchestra

May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on May 3, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on May 3, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on May 4, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on May 5, 2019 at 3:00pm

$11 - $26

SPCO Associate Concertmaster Ruggero Allifranchini takes center stage for Mozart’s fifth and final violin concerto, known for its rollicking final movement. The 2nd movement of Haydn’s 63rd Symphony is entitled La Roxelane, named for Roxelana, the powerful and influential wife of Ottoman Emperor Suleiman the Great. The program begins with a powerful miniature for string orchestra by composer George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – 7:30 PM Shepherd of…

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SPCO performs George Walker’s Antifonys for String Orchestra

May 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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One event on May 3, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on May 3, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on May 4, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on May 5, 2019 at 3:00pm

$11 - $26

SPCO Associate Concertmaster Ruggero Allifranchini takes center stage for Mozart’s fifth and final violin concerto, known for its rollicking final movement. The 2nd movement of Haydn’s 63rd Symphony is entitled La Roxelane, named for Roxelana, the powerful and influential wife of Ottoman Emperor Suleiman the Great. The program begins with a powerful miniature for string orchestra by composer George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – 7:30 PM Shepherd of…

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SPCO performs Martin & Silvestrov

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on May 25, 2019 at 8:00pm

$12 - $50

Conductor Joshua Weilerstein returns to conduct a program of musical homages. Frank Martin’s Polyptyque (1973) pays tribute to Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion through its scoring for double string orchestra. Valentin Silvestrov’s The Messenger (1996) alludes to the messenger who delivered an anonymous commission request to Mozart for his Requiem. Mozart’s final and most expansive symphony, Jupiter, contains fugal writing reminiscent of the great Baroque composers. Johann Sebastian Bach Canon and Fugue (arr. Benjamin) Joshua Weilerstein, conductor Frank Martin Polyptyque for Violin and Two…

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SPCO performs Martin & Silvestrov

May 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on May 25, 2019 at 8:00pm

$12 - $50

Conductor Joshua Weilerstein returns to conduct a program of musical homages. Frank Martin’s Polyptyque (1973) pays tribute to Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion through its scoring for double string orchestra. Valentin Silvestrov’s The Messenger (1996) alludes to the messenger who delivered an anonymous commission request to Mozart for his Requiem. Mozart’s final and most expansive symphony, Jupiter, contains fugal writing reminiscent of the great Baroque composers. Johann Sebastian Bach Canon and Fugue (arr. Benjamin) Joshua Weilerstein, conductor Frank Martin Polyptyque for Violin and Two…

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SPCO with Martin Fröst

May 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Rd
Eden Prairie, MN United States
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$11 - $26

Artistic Partner Martin Fröst explores two distinct, but essential, dimensions of the clarinet’s identity in this intimate chamber ensemble program. With Mozart’s late works featuring the clarinet and inspired by the virtuoso Anton Stadler, Mozart essentially gave birth to the soul of the clarinet. The Quintet for Clarinet and Strings is perhaps the finest example of this. In recent seasons, Fröst has delved deeply into the folk traditions that are central to the clarinet’s repertoire, and in the second half…

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June 2019

SPCO with Martin Fröst

June 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ, 900 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN United States
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$11 - $26

Artistic Partner Martin Fröst explores two distinct, but essential, dimensions of the clarinet’s identity in this intimate chamber ensemble program. With Mozart’s late works featuring the clarinet and inspired by the virtuoso Anton Stadler, Mozart essentially gave birth to the soul of the clarinet. The Quintet for Clarinet and Strings is perhaps the finest example of this. In recent seasons, Fröst has delved deeply into the folk traditions that are central to the clarinet’s repertoire, and in the second half…

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SPCO with Martin Fröst

June 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th Street South
Minneapolis, MN United States
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$11 - $26

Artistic Partner Martin Fröst explores two distinct, but essential, dimensions of the clarinet’s identity in this intimate chamber ensemble program. With Mozart’s late works featuring the clarinet and inspired by the virtuoso Anton Stadler, Mozart essentially gave birth to the soul of the clarinet. The Quintet for Clarinet and Strings is perhaps the finest example of this. In recent seasons, Fröst has delved deeply into the folk traditions that are central to the clarinet’s repertoire, and in the second half…

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