Pre-Concert Discussions

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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.

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

Fanfare speaker to be announced
*Fanfare will be held in the Marzitelli Foyer

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

Fanfare speaker to be announced
*Fanfare will be held in the Marzitelli Foyer

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

Fanfare speaker to be announced
*Fanfare will be held in the Marzitelli Foyer

Schubert’s Fifth Symphony
Friday | Oct 21 | 7:00pm

Fanfare speaker to be announced

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

Fanfare speaker to be announced

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

Fanfare speaker to be announced

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

Fanfare speaker to be announced




* excludes Chamber Music Series concerts.