SPCO at Lake Harriet

Sunday, June 13, 2021
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SPCO at Lake Harriet — A free outdoor concert. Tickets are not required for entry, but space is limited so please arrive early.

Event Details:

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra brings chamber music to the Lake Harriet Bandshell Park. The program opens with Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw's string quartet Entr'acte, inspired by Joseph Haydn's Second String Quartet, which, in her words, "takes you to the other side of Alice's looking glass, in a kind of absurd, subtle, technicolor transition." SPCO Principal Clarinet Sang Yoon Kim and Principal Bass Zachary Cohen perform a new duo by Clarice Assad. We also share Ludwig van Beethoven's Sextet for Two Horns and Strings, composed during his student years and modeled after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The program concludes with Antonio Vivaldi's Summer violin concerto from his best-known work, The Four Seasons.

There are currently no city or state requirements or recommendations regarding mask use or social distancing outside. We encourage audience members to use personal discretion and to respect the space and choices of those around them.  People who are sick or exposed to someone with COVID-19 should stay home.

Bread & Pickle will be open and offering a full menu, along with beer and wine sales. More information can be found at

Please note: This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required for entry, but space is limited so please arrive early. There are a limited number of bench seats available at Lake Harriet, but you may want to bring chairs or a blanket for seating if no bench seating is available.

This concert is presented in collaboration with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Lake Harriet Bandshell Park
4135 W Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55409

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: SPCO at Lake Harriet — A free outdoor concert. Tickets are not required for entry, but space is limited so please arrive early.

Date/Time: Sunday, June 13, 2021 2:00 pm

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