Express Concert: Conrad Tao Plays Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24

Sunday, October 2, 2022
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

2 best available tickets — Sunday, October 2, 2:00pm

Event Details:

Pianist and composer Conrad Tao makes his SPCO debut in a program built around Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's monumental Piano Concerto No. 24. A Renaissance madrigal by Carlo Gesualdo, a sunny keyboard concerto by C.P.E. Bach, and a cryptic work for viola and piano by Morton Feldman are like a twisting labyrinth of darkness and light that anticipates the harmonic instability and searching quality of Mozart's concerto. Ruth Crawford-Seeger's Music for Small Orchestra frames this journey with a slow, pensive descent into the dark maze and a roguish finale that climbs towards a window of light.

Our new Express Concerts are 60-75 minutes of music without intermission. This performance also features movements from the listed works interspersed with one another, flowing from one movement to the next without pause.

Please note: All tickets will be held at Will Call. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the concert to pick up your tickets. If you have any questions, or if you or a member of your party have any special accessibility requirements (e.g. wheelchair seating, large print programs, etc.), please contact our Ticket Office.

Student and child tickets are FREE. Please call the ticket office to reserve student and child tickets separately.

The Ticket Office can be reached by phone at 651.291.1144 between the hours of 12:00pm-5:00pm Monday through Friday and 11:00am-3:00pm Saturday.

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra — Ted Mann Concert Hall
2128 Fourth Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Parking Information:
21st Avenue Ramp - 21st Ave. and 4th St. South

19th Avenue Ramp - 19th Ave. and 3rd St. South

20th Avenue Lot - 20th Ave. and 4th St. South

Walking Directions from the 21st Avenue Ramp

A second entrance is now available for SPCO concerts at Ted Mann Concert Hall, which will allow you to avoid walking down the hill.

From the Northeast corner of the 21st Avenue Ramp, cross Fourth Street South and head toward Ted Mann Concert Hall. Follow the signs for Ferguson Hall turning left at the gray concrete and glass kiosk at the top of the hill. You will pass between Rarig Center and Ferguson Hall for a short distance and come to the main lobby doors of the Music School. Enter Ferguson Hall and cross the lobby, exiting out the opposite doors onto the plaza. A path will take you directly across the plaza to the Tier One Right external doors of Ted Mann Concert Hall.

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 64th concert 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.

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 68 recordings, including its recent critically-acclaimed recording of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concertos with Artistic Partner Jeremy Denk and 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 162 new works and tours nationally and internationally, including recent engagements in Europe and New York City, and a prestigious residency with violinist Joshua Bell at the 2021 Bravo! Vail Music Festival.

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