Pre-Concert Discussions

Free Fanfare discussions before most Friday and Saturday concerts*

Sponsored by the Friends of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

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.

2016.17 Fanfare Schedule


Opening Night: Patricia Kopatchinskaja Plays Prokofiev
Friday | Sep 9 | 7:00pm

Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews Jon Limbacher, President and Managing Director, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Opening Night: Patricia Kopatchinskaja Plays Prokofiev
Saturday | Sep 10 | 7:00pm

Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews Jon Limbacher, President and Managing Director, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
*Fanfare will be held in the Marzitelli Foyer

Schubert’s Death and the Maiden with Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Friday | Sep 16 | 10:00am

Kyu-Young Kim, Artistic Director, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Gary B. Cohen, Professor of History, University of Minnesota

Schubert’s Death and the Maiden with Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Friday | Sep 16 | 7:00pm

Kyu-Young Kim, Artistic Director, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Gary B. Cohen, Professor of History, University of Minnesota

Schubert’s Death and the Maiden with Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Saturday | Sep 17 | 7:00pm

Kyu-Young Kim, Artistic Director, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Gary B. Cohen, Professor of History, University of Minnesota

Masters of the German Baroque with Jonathan Cohen
Friday | Sep 23 | 7:00pm

Rex Levang, Retired Music Director, Classical Minnesota Public Radio

Masters of the German Baroque with Jonathan Cohen
Saturday | Sep 24 | 7:00pm

Randall Davidson, composer, educator and founder of Boys Art Music

Jeremy Denk Plays Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23
Friday | Oct 7 | 10:00am

Dr. Marc Levine, Violinist and Co-founder of The Baroque Room
*Fanfare will be held in the Marzitelli Foyer

Jeremy Denk Plays Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23
Friday | Oct 7 | 7:00pm

Dr. Marc Levine, Violinist and Co-founder of The Baroque Room
*Fanfare will be held in the Marzitelli Foyer

Jeremy Denk Plays Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23
Saturday | Oct 8 | 7:00pm

Dr. Marc Levine, Violinist and Co-founder of The Baroque Room

Schubert’s Fifth Symphony
Friday | Oct 21 | 7:00pm
Rex Levang, Retired Music Director, Classical Minnesota Public Radio

Schubert’s Fifth Symphony
Saturday | Oct 22 | 7:00pm

Rex Levang, Retired Music Director, Classical Minnesota Public Radio

Schubert’s Fifth Symphony
Friday | Oct 28 | 7:00pm

Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews composer George Tsontakis

Schubert’s Fifth Symphony
Saturday | Oct 29 | 7:00pm

Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews composer George Tsontakis

Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds
Friday | Nov 18 | 10:00am
Brian Newhouse, Host, Managing Director, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews David Sherman, photographer for Transfer of Memory and Charles Ullery, Principal Bassoon, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra 

Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds
Saturday | Nov 19 | 7:00pm

Brian Newhouse, Host, Managing Director, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews David Sherman, photographer for Transfer of Memory and Charles Ullery, Principal Bassoon, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra 

Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds
Friday | Nov 25 | 7:00pm

Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews Lili Chester, writer for Transfer of Memory and Charles Ullery, Principal Bassoon, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds
Saturday | Nov 26 | 7:00pm

Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews David Sherman, photographer for Transfer of Memory, Lili Chester, writer for Transfer of Memory and 
Charles Ullery, Principal Bassoon, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Pekka Kuusisto: Time Machine
Friday | Jan 6 | 10:00am
Steve Staruch, Host/Cultural Programming, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews Pekka Kuusisto

Pekka Kuusisto: Time Machine
Friday | Jan 6 | 7:00pm
Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews Pekka Kuusisto

Pekka Kuusisto: Time Machine
Saturday | Jan 7 | 7:00pm

Steve Staruch, Host/Cultural Programming, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews Pekka Kuusisto

Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony
Friday | Jan 13 | 7:00pm

Charles Ullery, Principal Bassoon, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra interviews Julie Albers, Principal Cello, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony
Saturday | Jan 14 | 7:00pm
Charles Ullery, Principal Bassoon, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra interviews Julie Albers, Principal Cello, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Beethoven/5: Jonathan Biss plays Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto
Friday | Jan 20 | 10:00am

John Nuechterlein, President and CEO, American Composers Forum interviews composer Sally Beamish

Beethoven/5: Jonathan Biss plays Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto
Saturday | Jan 21 | 7:00pm
please note: there will be no fanfare on this date

Dvořák in America
Friday | Jan 27 | 10:00am
Paul Finkelstein, Artistic Planning Manager, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Dvo
řák in America
Friday | Jan 27 | 7:00pm
Paul Finkelstein, Artistic Planning Manager, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Dvořák in America
Saturday | Jan 28 | 7:00pm
please note: there will be NO fanfare on this date

Dvořák in America
Friday | Feb 3 | 7:00pm
Paul Finkelstein, Artistic Planning Manager, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Flights of Fancy
Saturday | Feb 4 | 7:00pm
Steve Seel, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews flutist Claire Chase

Martin Frost Plays Copland and Brahms
Friday | Feb 10 | 7:00pm
Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews clarinetist Martin Frost

Martin Frost Plays Copland and Brahms
Saturday | Feb 11 | 7:00pm
Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews clarinetist Martin Frost

Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings with James Sewell Ballet
Saturday | Feb 18 | 7:00pm
Kyu-Young Kim, Artistic Director, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra interviews James Sewell, Artistic Director, The James Sewell Ballet


* excludes Chamber Music Series concerts.