Pre-Concert Discussions

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Free Fanfare discussions before most Friday and Saturday concerts*

Join us each Friday morning and Friday and Saturday evening one hour before the concert. Listen to music scholars, guest artists, conductors and SPCO musicians talk about the music featured on our concerts. Look for Fanfare signs at your venue.

* excludes Chamber Music Series concerts.

Fanfare is sponsored by The Friends of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Please note that all evening Ordway Fanfares are held in the Marzitelli Foyer.

2013-14 Fanfare Schedule

Opening Night: Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Friday, Sep 6, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
SPCO President Bruce Coppock interviewing Tom Kornacker
Saturday, Sep 7, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
SPCO President Bruce Coppock interviewing Kyu-Young Kim 

Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony
Friday, Sep 13, 9:30am and 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
Saturday, Sep 14, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul

University of Minnesota School of Music Professor Michael Cherlin

Beethoven's Fourth Symphony  
Friday, Sep 20, 7:00pm | Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie
Saturday, Sep 21, 7:00pm | Saint Paul's United Church of Christ
Composer, Music at Menlo Artistic Administrator and Former SPCO Sr Director of Artistic Planning Patrick Castillo interviewing Composer John Harbison

Beethoven's Emperor Concerto
Friday, Sep 27, 9:30am and 7:00pm |
Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie
University of Minnesota School of Music Professor David Grayson

Schubert's Fifth Symphony
Friday, Oct 4, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul

Saturday, Oct 5, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
Schubert Club Artistic & Executive Director Barry Kempton

Notable Encounters: Schubert's Second Symphony
Friday, Oct 25, 7:00pm | Wayzata Community Church

SPCO President Bruce Coppock interviewing Scott Yoo

Saturday, Oct 26, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
SPCO President Bruce Coppock interviewing Shawn Jaeger

Mozart's Jupiter Symphony
Friday, Nov 1, 9:30am and 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
Saturday, Nov 2, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul

University of Minnesota School of Music Professor David Grayson

Mozart's Jupiter Symphony
Friday, Nov 8, 9:30am and 7:00pm | Wooddale Church
, Eden Prairie
Classical Minnesota Public Radio Host and Managing Director Brian Newhouse interviewing SPCO Associate Principal Cellist Joshua Koestenbaum

Haydn and Bach
Friday, Nov 22, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
Saturday, Nov 23, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul

Classical Minnesota Public Radio Host Alison Young
 

Denk Plays Mozart and Brahms
Friday, November 29, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul

SPCO President Bruce Coppock interviewing
pianist Jeremy Denk

Saturday, November 30, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul

SPCO President Bruce Coppock interviewing (musician TBA
)

Masterworks of Bach
Friday, Dec 6, 7:00pm | Wayzata Community Church
Saturday, Dec 7, 7:00pm | St. Paul's United Church of Christ

Classical Minnesota Public Radio Host Alison Young

Pekka Kuusisto Plays Vasks
Friday, January 10, 7:00pm | Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie
Saturday, January 11, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
University of Minnesota School of Music Professor Michael Cherlin

Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony
Friday, January 17, 9:30am | Ordway, Saint Paul
Classical Minnesota Public Radio Host and Managing Director Brian Newhouse interviewing SPCO Cellist Josh Koestenbaum
Friday, January 17, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
Saturday, January 18, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
SPCO Senior Director of Artistic Planning and Principal Second Violinist Kyu-Young Kim interviewing Matthias Pintscher

Mozart and Shostakovich
Saturday, February 1, 7:00pm | St. Paul's United Church of Christ
Composer, Music at Menlo Artistic Administrator and Former SPCO Sr Director of Artistic Planning Patrick Castillo

Beethoven's Eighth Symphony
Friday, February 14, 9:30am and 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
Saturday, February 15, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
Schubert Club Artistic & Executive Director Barry Kempton interviewing Jennifer Frautschi

Mozart and Hindemith
Friday, February 21, 9:30am and 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
Saturday, February 22, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
SPCO Bassoonist Charles Ullery

Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Friday, February 28, 7:00pm | Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie
Saturday, March 1, 7:00pm | St. Paul's United Church of Christ
Classical Minnesota Public Radio Host Alison Young

Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings
Friday, March 7, 7:00pm | Wayzata Community Church
Saturday, March 8, 7:00pm | St. Paul's United Church of Christ
Classical Minnesota Public Radio Host Alison Young interviewing Mason Bates

Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto
Friday, March 14, 9:30am and 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
Saturday, March 15, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul   

American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio Music Director, Classical Music, Rex Levang

SPCO with the Miró Quartet
Friday, April 4, 9:30am | Ordway, Saint Paul
Saturday, April 5, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul
SPCO President Bruce Coppock interviewing John Luther Adams and Kevin Puts

Copland's Appalachian Spring
Friday, April 11, 9:30am | Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie
Classical Minn. Public Radio Host and Managing Dir. Brian Newhouse interviewing Vivian Fung
Friday, April 11, 7:00pm | Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie 
Classical Minnesota Public Radio Host Alison Young interviewing Vivian Fung 
Saturday, April 12, 7:00pm | St. Paul's United Church of Christ  
Classical Minnesota Public Radio Host Alison Young

Haydn, Stravinsky and Kernis
Friday, April 25, 9:30am | Ordway, Saint Paul
Saturday, April 26, 7:00pm | Ordway, Saint Paul

Classical Minnesota Public Radio Host Steve Staruch interviewing Aaron Kernis

Beethoven's Violin Concerto
Friday, May 2, 7:00pm | Wayzata Community Church
Saturday, May 3, 7:00pm | St. Paul's United Church of Christ
Composer, Music at Menlo Artistic Administrator and Former SPCO Sr Director of Artistic Planning Patrick Castillo