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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

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345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
651-224-4222 https://ordway.org/

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January 2019

SPCO: Improvisations with Pekka Kuusisto and Tyshawn Sorey

January 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am
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One event on January 12, 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

This program brings together three of the most brilliant and creative voices in the music world today: Pekka Kuusisto, Tyshawn Sorey and Vijay Iyer. Kuusisto leads the SPCO in core repertoire by Beethoven and Ravel, as well as the Midwest premiere of an SPCO co-commission by Iyer, a jazz pianist of limitless range who is becoming increasingly known for his classical compositions. Sorey leads his new work Autoschediasms, a conducted improvisation in which his gestural cues will elicit musical responses from…

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SPCO: Improvisations with Pekka Kuusisto and Tyshawn Sorey

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

One event on January 12, 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

This program brings together three of the most brilliant and creative voices in the music world today: Pekka Kuusisto, Tyshawn Sorey and Vijay Iyer. Kuusisto leads the SPCO in core repertoire by Beethoven and Ravel, as well as the Midwest premiere of an SPCO co-commission by Iyer, a jazz pianist of limitless range who is becoming increasingly known for his classical compositions. Sorey leads his new work Autoschediasms, a conducted improvisation in which his gestural cues will elicit musical responses from…

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SPCO: Improvisations with Pekka Kuusisto and Tyshawn Sorey

January 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on January 11, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on January 12, 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

This program brings together three of the most brilliant and creative voices in the music world today: Pekka Kuusisto, Tyshawn Sorey and Vijay Iyer. Kuusisto leads the SPCO in core repertoire by Beethoven and Ravel, as well as the Midwest premiere of an SPCO co-commission by Iyer, a jazz pianist of limitless range who is becoming increasingly known for his classical compositions. Sorey leads his new work Autoschediasms, a conducted improvisation in which his gestural cues will elicit musical responses from…

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February 2019

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: Reflections on Home

February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on February 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

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

The second weekend of the Tapestry19 festival is an exploration of the idea of home, featuring a world premiere by SPCO Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Lembit Beecher, which uses samples of over 50 interview recordings of Twin Cities community members sharing their reflections about home, along with newly commissioned poetry by University of Saint Thomas professor Chris Santiago. 14 year-old Felix Mendelssohn was coming into his own as a composer when he wrote twelve sinfonias to be performed at private salons…

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SPCO: Reflections on Home

February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on February 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

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

The second weekend of the Tapestry19 festival is an exploration of the idea of home, featuring a world premiere by SPCO Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Lembit Beecher, which uses samples of over 50 interview recordings of Twin Cities community members sharing their reflections about home, along with newly commissioned poetry by University of Saint Thomas professor Chris Santiago. 14 year-old Felix Mendelssohn was coming into his own as a composer when he wrote twelve sinfonias to be performed at private salons…

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SPCO: Reflections on Home

February 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on February 23, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on February 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

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

The second weekend of the Tapestry19 festival is an exploration of the idea of home, featuring a world premiere by SPCO Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Lembit Beecher, which uses samples of over 50 interview recordings of Twin Cities community members sharing their reflections about home, along with newly commissioned poetry by University of Saint Thomas professor Chris Santiago. 14 year-old Felix Mendelssohn was coming into his own as a composer when he wrote twelve sinfonias to be performed at private salons…

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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 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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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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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