Bach, Cuong, Frank and Mozart

Saturday, May 8, 2021

No Registration Required — A Free Virtual Event
Saturday, May 8, 8:00pm
Streaming via the SPCO Concert Library

Event Details:

One of Johann Sebastian Bach's most cherished works, his Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, opens this program followed by a world premiere written by the "alluring" and "wildly inventive" (The New York Times) composer Viet Cuong. Gabriela Lena Frank's string quartet Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout seamlessly blends cultural and musical traditions, evoking Andean and Incan imagery. SPCO horn player Matthew Wilson and Principal Horn James Ferree shine alongside their fellow SPCO musicians in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Divertimento for two horns and string quintet.


Organization Details:

Renowned for its artistic excellence, remarkable versatility of musical styles and adventurous programming, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. Now in its 62nd season, the SPCO has recently undergone transformational change with the opening of its new home, the Ordway Concert Hall, the addition of a new generation of players, and significant changes in its artistic vision. The SPCO is primarily an unconducted ensemble that performs a broad range of repertoire from Baroque to new music and works in close collaboration with a dynamic roster of Artistic Partners, whose engagements with the orchestra have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtuoso musicians of the SPCO present more than 100 concerts and educational programs in the Twin Cities each year. The orchestra’s free online Concert Library receives more than 350,000 visits annually and offers both live and on-demand videos of concerts that can be viewed anytime, anywhere, completely free of charge. Through its partnership with Classical Minnesota Public Radio, the SPCO is regularly heard on public radio programs that reach nearly 850,000 listeners each week on over 250 stations. Additionally, the SPCO has released 67 recordings, including the 2018 Grammy Award-winning recording of Franz Schubert’s Death and the Maiden with violinist and former Artistic Partner Patricia Kopatchinskaja. The SPCO has commissioned 150 new works and tours nationally and internationally, including recent engagements in Europe and New York City, and a prestigious residency with Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Offer: No Registration Required — A Free Virtual Event
Saturday, May 8, 8:00pm
Streaming via the SPCO Concert Library

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021

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