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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.

2015.16 Fanfare Schedule

Speakers will be updated as more information becomes available. 

Opening Night: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
Saturday | Sep 12 | 7:00pm

Bruce Coppock, President, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
-Fanfare will be held in the Marzitelli Foyer

Jeremy Denk Plays Bach
Friday | Sep 18 | 9:30am

Charles Ullery, Principal Bassoon, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Jeremy Denk Plays Bach
Friday | Sep 18 | 7:00pm
Charles Ullery, Principal Bassoon, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Jeremy Denk Plays Bach
Saturday | Sep 19 | 7:00pm
Charles Ullery, Principal Bassoon, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Haydn
Friday | Sep 25 | 9:30am

Brian Newhouse, Host and Managing Director, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio

Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Haydn
Friday | Sep 25 | 7:00pm

Brian Newhouse, Host and Managing Director, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio

Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Haydn
Saturday | Sep 26 | 7:00pm
Brian Newhouse, Host and Managing Director, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio

Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Haydn
Friday | Oct 2 | 7:00pm
Charles Ullery, Principal Bassoon, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion
Friday | Oct 9 | 6:30pm
Kyu-Young Kim, Senior Director of Artistic Planning / Principal Second Violin, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion
Saturday | Oct 10 | 6:30pm

Kyu-Young Kim, Senior Director of Artistic Planning / Principal Second Violin, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings
Friday | Oct 16 | 7:00pm
Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings
Saturday | Oct 17 | 7:00pm
Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings
Friday | Oct 23 | 9:30am
Kyu-Young Kim, Senior Director of Artistic Planning / Principal Second Violin, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings
Friday | Oct 23 | 7:00pm
Kyu-Young Kim, Senior Director of Artistic Planning / Principal Second Violin, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Patricia Kopatchinskaja Plays Beethoven
Friday | Nov 6 | 9:30am
Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews composer Michael Hersch

Patricia Kopatchinskaja Plays Beethoven
Friday | Nov 6 | 7:00pm
Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews composer Michael Hersch

Patricia Kopatchinskaja Plays Beethoven
Saturday | Nov 7 | 7:00pm
Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews composer Michael Hersch

Jonathan Biss Plays Beethoven
Friday | Nov 27 | 7:00pm
Bruce Coppock, President, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra interviews Timo Andres
-Fanfare will be held in the Marzitelli Foyer

Jonathan Biss Plays Beethoven
Saturday | Nov 28 | 7:00pm
Bruce Coppock, President, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra interviews Timo Andres
-Fanfare will be held in the Marzitelli Foyer

Bach and Mendelssohn
Saturday | Dec 5 | 7:00pm
David Grayson, Professor, University of Minnesota School of Music
-Fanfare will be held in the Marzitelli Foyer

Jeremy Denk Plays Dvořák and Haydn
Friday | Jan 8 | 7:00pm
Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews Jeremy Denk

Jeremy Denk Plays Dvořák and Haydn
Saturday | Jan 9 | 7:00pm
Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews Jeremy Denk

Notable Encounter: Berg’s Chamber Concerto
Friday | Jan 15 | 9:30am
Please note: There will be NO Fanfare for this concert.  

Notable Encounter: Berg’s Chamber Concerto
Friday | Jan 15 | 7:00pm
Please note: There will be NO Fanfare for this concert.  

Veronika Eberle Plays Mozart
Friday | Jan 22 | 9:30am
Brian Newhouse, Host and Managing Director, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews Derek Bermel

Veronika Eberle Plays Mozart
Friday | Jan 22 | 7:00pm
Brian Newhouse, Host and Managing Director, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews Derek Bermel

Veronika Eberle Plays Mozart
Saturday | Jan 23 | 7:00pm
Brian Newhouse, Host and Managing Director, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews Derek Bermel

Beethoven and Shostakovich
F
riday | Jan 29  | 7:00pm
Patrick Castillo, Composer; Artistic Administrator, Music at Menlo and Former Senior Director of Artistic Planning, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony
F
riday | Feb 12  | 9:30am
Brian Newhouse, Host and Managing Director, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews Zachary Cohen, Principal Bass, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony
Saturday | Feb 13  | 7:00pm
Brian Newhouse, Host and Managing Director, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews Zachary Cohen, Principal Bass, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony
Friday | Feb 19  | 7:00pm
Charles Ullery, Principal Bassoon, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony
Saturday | Feb 20  | 7:00pm
Charles Ullery, Principal Bassoon, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Copland’s Appalachian Spring
Friday | Feb 26  | 7:00pm
David Grayson, Professor, University of Minnesota School of Music

Copland’s Appalachian Spring
Saturday | Feb 27  | 7:00pm
David Grayson, Professor, University of Minnesota School of Music

Gil Shaham Plays Mendelssohn
Friday | Mar 4  | 9:30am
Mark Mazullo, Professor of Music, Macalester College 

Gil Shaham Plays Mendelssohn
Saturday | Mar 5  | 7:00pm
Mark Mazullo, Professor of Music, Macalester College 

Mozart, Schubert and Rameau
Saturday | Mar 12  | 7:00pm
David Grayson, Professor, University of Minnesota School of Music

Mozart, Schubert and Rameau
Friday | Mar 18  | 9:30am
David Grayson, Professor, University of Minnesota School of Music

Mozart, Schubert and Rameau
Friday | Mar 18  | 7:00pm
Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s newest Artistic Partner, Jonathan Cohen

Pekka Kuusisto Plays Mozart
Saturday | Apr 2  | 7:00pm
Brian Newhouse, Host and Managing Director, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews Kyu-Young Kim, Artistic Director / Principal Second Violin, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
-Fanfare will be held in the D
rake Room at The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Patricia Kopatchinskaja Plays Bach
Friday | Apr 15  | 9:30am
Kyu-Young Kim, Artistic Director / Principal Second Violin, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Patricia Kopatchinskaja Plays Bach
Friday | Apr 15  | 7:00pm
Kyu-Young Kim, Artistic Director / Principal Second Violin, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Patricia Kopatchinskaja Plays Bach
Saturday | Apr 16  | 7:00pm
Kyu-Young Kim, Artistic Director / Principal Second Violin, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

The Four Seasons
Friday | Apr 22  | 9:30am
Joshua Koestenbaum, Associate Principal Cello, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

The Four Seasons
Friday | Apr 22  | 7:00pm
Joshua Koestenbaum, Associate Principal Cello, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

The Four Seasons
Saturday | Apr 23  | 7:00pm
Joshua Koestenbaum, Associate Principal Cello, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Celebrating Christian Zacharias: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4
Friday | Apr 29  | 9:30am
Mark Mazullo, Professor of Music, Macalester College
-Fanfare will be held in the Marzitelli Foyer

Celebrating Christian Zacharias: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4
Saturday | Apr 30  | 7:00pm
Mark Mazullo, Professor of Music, Macalester College
-Fanfare will be held in the Marzitelli Foyer

Celebrating Christian Zacharias: Haydn, Gluck and Mozart
Friday | May 6  | 9:30am
Charles Ullery, Principal Bassoon,The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

-Fanfare will be held in the Marzitelli Foyer

Celebrating Christian Zacharias: Haydn, Gluck and Mozart
Friday | May 6  | 7:00pm
Charles Ullery, Principal Bassoon,The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

-Fanfare will be held in the Marzitelli Foyer

Celebrating Christian Zacharias: Haydn, Gluck and Mozart
Saturday | May 7  | 7:00pm
Charles Ullery, Principal Bassoon,The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Celebrating Christian Zacharias: Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto
Friday | May 13  | 7:00pm
Patrick Castillo, Composer; Artistic Administrator, Music at Menlo and Former Senior Director of Artistic Planning, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
-Fanfare will be held in the Marzitelli Foyer

Celebrating Christian Zacharias: Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto
Saturday | May 14  | 7:00pm
Patrick Castillo, Composer; Artistic Administrator, Music at Menlo and Former Senior Director of Artistic Planning, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony
Friday | May 20  | 7:00pm
Steve Seel, Host/Producer, Minnesota Public Radio

Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony
Saturday | May 21  | 7:00pm
Steve Seel, Host/Producer, Minnesota Public Radio

Handel, Purcell and Dowland
Friday | May 27  | 7:00pm
Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews conductor Laurence Cummings

Handel, Purcell and Dowland
Saturday | May 28  | 7:00pm
Alison Young, Host, Classical Music, Minnesota Public Radio interviews conductor Laurence Cummings

Wynton Marsalis’s A Fiddler’s Tale
Saturday | June 4  | 7:00pm
Fanfare speaker to be announced

Season Finale with Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Friday | June 10  | 7:00pm
Fanfare speaker to be announced

Season Finale with Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Saturday | June 11  | 7:00pm
Fanfare speaker to be announced

 




* excludes Chamber Music Series concerts.