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Lqm Trailor Image V3Welcome to the second season of Liquid Music, a concert series presented by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra that expands the world of classical music through innovative new projects, boundary-defying artists, and unique presentation formats. Liquid Music performances invite adventurous audiences of all ages to discover the new and the fascinating among the colorful landscape of classical music today.

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LIQUID MUSIC SERIES TICKETS

Buy the full 9-concert Liquid Music series for just $151.00 or mix and match four or more concerts to create your own customized series starting at just $40.  All series subscribers receive 2 free ticket vouchers for best available seats to a regular SPCO concert (up to an $80 value). To order call the SPCO Ticket Office at 651.291.1144.

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    ZOLA JESUS AND STEPHEN PRUTSMAN WITH SPCO STRING QUARTET; IAN DING AND ASHLEY BATHGATE

    Lqm Main Page New Zola JesuNew song arrangements by singer-songwriter Zola Jesus and former SPCO Artistic Partner Stephen Prutsman; new works for percussion and cello duo Ian Ding and Ashley Bathgate (Bang on a Can All-Stars) with world premiere by composer Ted Hearne

    Sun, Sept 22 at 7pm
    Amsterdam Bar & Hall, downtown Saint Paul
    Tickets: $10

    “Not many female pop voices have sounded like this, at least since 30 years ago, when some opera-trained singers — Pat Benatar, Donna Summer — were on the charts.” –The New York Times on Zola Jesus

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    JHEREK BISCHOFF: Composed

    Lqm Main Page Jherek BischoSongwriter, producer, performer and composer Jherek Bischoff  hosts guest vocalists Sondre Lerche, Ólöf Arnalds, and Poliça’s Channy Leaneagh, alongside a chamber ensemble composed of Twin Cities instrumentalists, Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, and more

    Fri, Oct 18 at 8pm
    Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul
    Tickets: $25

    “A collection of lavishly orchestrated pop songs that throb with expressionistic drama...[Composed's] ambition and singularity are intoxicating.” – The Guardian

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    ENSEMBLE DAL NIENTE

    Lqm Main Page Ensemble Dal Contemporary chamber music group Ensemble dal Niente and synched video combine in a world premiere work by Minnesota composer Noah Keesecker

    Tue, Nov 5 at 7:30pm
    Music Room at SPCO Center
    Tickets: $10

    "Dal Niente is a model of what contemporary music needs, but seldom gets, to reach and engage a wider public." – Chicago Tribune

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    ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER AND TIM HECKER

    Lqm Main Page V2 Oneohtrix Two leading international electronic experimentalists, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) and Tim Hecker share an aurally adventurous evening of light and shadow that dips deep into drone, ambient, distortion and beyond

    Sat, Nov 16 (8PM SHOW IS SOLD OUT)
    10:30PM SHOW JUST ADDED!
    William and Nadine McGuire Theater, Walker Art Center
    Tickets: $18

    "Few modern performers manipulate sound quite as aggressively or effectively as Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin.” – National Public Radio

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    HILARY HAHN AND HAUSCHKA: Silfra

    Lqm Main Page Hahn V2Contemporary innovators and collaborators violinist Hilary Hahn and pianist Hauschka join to present music from their free-spirited and ambitious release Silfra

    Sun, Jan 12 at 7pm 
    Aria, Warehouse District of Minneapolis
    Tickets: $25

    “[Silfra is] a mesmerizing flux of density and perspective.”
    The New York Times


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    OLGA BELL: Origin/Outcome
    With Angel Deradoorian

    Lqm Main Page V2 Olga SunglWorld premiere of song cycle Krai, dazzling visuals by Alejandro Crawford (MGMT) and vocals by Angel Deradoorian (former Dirty Projectors)

    Thu, Feb 13 at 8pm
    William and Nadine McGuire Theater, Walker Art Center
    Tickets: $18

    “With a background in classical piano and a love for everything electronic, Bell’s music is her own confection—a world of layered beats, swirling synth textures, and sometimes poppy, sometimes haunting, but always beautiful vocals.” – The Consequence of Sound

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    SISYPHUS

    Sisyphus Main Page Album CoInspired by the work of contemporary visual artist Jim Hodges, Sisyphus, comprised of rapper Serengeti, composer/producer Son Lux and singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens, will release its first and self-titled LP in conjunction with the first comprehensive survey of Hodges’ work in the U.S.

    Feb 14-15, 2014
    Walker Art Center galleries

    “Music’s least likely supergroup has stumbled upon a weirdly unique sound all its own.” – Paste Magazine

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    TIMO ANDRES: Work Songs featuring Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Becca Stevens and Nathan Koci

    Lqm Main Page Timo New HeadComposer and pianist Timo Andres makes his Twin Cities debut with a new song cycle specifically created for fellow rising-star composers and multi-instrumentalists Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Becca Stevens and Nathan Koci

    Fri & Sat, Mar 21 & 22 at 8pm
    Music Room at SPCO Center
    Tickets: $10

    “Unhurried grandeur that has rarely been felt in American music since John Adams came on the scene.” – The New Yorker

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    DANIEL BJARNASON AND NADIA SIROTA
    Introducing the Minneapolis Music Company

    Lqm Main Page Daniel BjarnasPremiere of Daniel Bjarnason’s string orchestra version of his stirring concerto Sleep Variations composed expressly for widely-heralded violist Nadia Sirota

    Tue, May 6 at 7:30pm
    Amsterdam Bar and Hall, downtown Saint Paul
    Tickets: $10

    “[Bjarnason] creates a sound that comes eerily close to defining classical music's undefinable brave new world”.
    Time Out New York

    “[Nadia Sirota is] the beating heart of radical modern classical music." – PopMatters

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    ETHEL: Documerica

    Lqm Main Page EthelDocumerica melds multiple-screen video projections with music by some of today’s top composers, performed with electrifying virtuosity by alternative string quartet ETHEL

    Tue, Jun 3 at 7:30pm
    Aria, Warehouse District of Minneapolis
    Tickets: $25

    “ETHEL created a world in which classical music had never grown distant, a world in which it was as fresh and direct as crowds dancing in the street." - The Wall Street Journal

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    American Composers Forum       
    Schubert Club           
    Walker Art Center

    The Augustine Foundation
    Celeste Brosenne
    Carleton College
    James P. & Mary Beidler Gearen
    Jack and Linda Hoeschler
    Ruth and John Huss
    P.T. and B.B. Magee
    McNally Smith College of Music
    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    David and Leni Moore Family Foundation
    Tricia Morrill
    New Amsterdam Records
    Jon Nuechterlein
    Jon Oulman
    Stephen Prutsman
    Arne and Patricia Sorensen
    Olga Viso and Cameron Gainer
    Mark Warnken