Now in the Listening Library: Jaime Martín’s SPCO Debut

Haydn's Surprise Symphony

We just added our January 29-31 program to our free Listening Library. These concerts, which were Spanish conductor Jaime Martín’s SPCO debut, featured principal musicians Kyu-Young Kim and Maiya Papach performing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante.

John Corigliano’s Snapshot, Circa 1909 was inspired by a family photograph of his father and uncle as children posing with a violin and guitar. In this piece, Corigliano imagines the dreamworld of his father as he aspired to become a world-class violinist. The program also included George Perle’s Sinfonietta No. 1, which we commissioned in 1988.

Haydn’s Surprise Symphony closed the program, displaying the prolific composer’s characteristic wit and ebullience.

The concert will also be broadcast tonight at 8 p.m. on Classical Minnesota Public Radio.

Enjoy your listening!


Recorded January 29-31, 2015

PERLE: Sinfonietta No. 1*
MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
CORIGLIANO: Snapshot, Circa 1909
HAYDN: Symphony No. 94, Surprise

* Commissioned by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra