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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.

2014-15 Fanfare Schedule

Speakers will be updated as more information becomes available. Please check this page for updates.

Opening Night: Beethoven’s Seventh and Eighth Symphonies
Saturday , September 13
| Ordway, St. Paul (Marzitelli Foyer)
SPCO President and Managing Director Bruce Coppock interviewing Nicola Campogrande

Bach, Handel and Vivaldi
Friday, September 19
| Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie
Classical MPR Host Alison Young interviewing conductor Jonathan Cohen
Saturday, September 20 | St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
Classical MPR Host Alison Young

Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence
Friday, September 26 | Wayzata Community Church
Classical MPR Music Director Rex Levang

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Friday, October 3 | Ordway, St. Paul (Marzitelli Foyer)
Macalester College Professor of Music, Mark Mazullo
Saturday, October 4 | Ordway, St. Paul (Marzitelli Foyer)
Macalester College Professor of Music, Mark Mazullo

Beethoven’s First Symphony
Friday, October 10 | Ordway, St. Paul (Music Theater)
Macalester College Professor of Music, Mark Mazullo
Saturday, October 11 | Ordway, St. Paul (Music Theater)
Macalester College Professor of Music, Mark Mazullo

Zacharias Plays Mozart
Friday AM, October 17 | Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie
SPCO Principal Bassoon, Charles Ullery  
Friday PM, October 17 | Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie
SPCO Principal Bassoon, Charles Ullery  
Saturday, October 18 | St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
University of Minnesota School of Music Professor, David Grayson

Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony
Friday AM, October 24 | Ordway, St. Paul (Music Theater)
SPCO Principal Bassoon, Charles Ullery interviewing Jeremy Denk 
Friday PM, October 24 | Ordway, St. Paul (Music Theater)
SPCO Principal Bassoon, Charles Ullery interviewing Jeremy Denk 
Saturday, October 25 | Ordway, St. Paul (Drake Room*)
University of Minnesota School of Music Professor, David Grayson
*Due to ongoing construction at the Ordway, the location of Fanfare discussions is subject to change. Please see ushers upon arrival for the most current information.  

Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds
Saturday, November 8 | St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
Classical MPR Managing Director, Brian Newhouse

Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony
Friday AM, November 14 | Ordway, St. Paul (Music Theater)
SPCO President and Managing Director Bruce Coppock interviewing Hans Graf
Friday PM, November 14 | Ordway, St. Paul (Music Theater)
GTCYS Symphony performance
Saturday, November 15 | Ordway, St. Paul (Music Theater)
SPCO President and Managing Director Bruce Coppock interviewing Hans Graf

Welcome Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Friday AM, November 21 | Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie
University of Minnesota School of Music Professor, David Grayson
Friday PM, November 21 | Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie
University of Minnesota School of Music Professor, David Grayson

Welcome Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Friday, November 28 | Wayzata Community Church
University of Minnesota School of Music Professor, David Grayson
Saturday, November 29 | St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
University of Minnesota School of Music Professor, David Grayson

Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony
Friday, January 9 | Ordway, St. Paul (Marzitelli Foyer)
Macalester College Professor of Music, Mark Mazullo
Saturday, January 10 | Ordway, St. Paul (Marzitelli Foyer)
Macalester College Professor of Music, Mark Mazullo

Beethoven’s Second Symphony
Friday, January 16 | Ordway, St. Paul (Music Theater)
SPCO Principal Bassoon, Charles Ullery  
Saturday, January 17 | Ordway, St. Paul (Marzitelli Foyer)
Composer, Artistic Administrator, Music at Menlo and Former SPCO Senior Director of Artistic Planning, Patrick Castillo

Haydn’s Surprise Symphony
Friday, January 30 | Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie
Classical MPR Managing Director, Brian Newhouse
Saturday, January 31 | St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
Classical MPR Managing Director, Brian Newhouse

Special Ordway Music Theater Farewell Performances: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Friday, February 13 | Ordway, St. Paul (Marzitelli Foyer)
Classical MPR Host Steve Staruch interviewing Andrew Manze
Saturday, February 14 | Ordway, St. Paul (Marzitelli Foyer)
Classical MPR Host Steve Staruch interviewing Dale Warland

Jeremy Denk Plays Bach
Friday, February 27 | Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie
Classical MPR Host Alison Young interviewing Jeremy Denk

Special Performances: New Ordway Concert Hall Opening Celebration
Thursday PM, March 5 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
SPCO President and Managing Director Bruce Coppock interviews Paul Scarbrough, acoustician for the Concert Hall
Friday PM, March 6 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
SPCO President and Managing Director Bruce Coppock interviews Paul Scarbrough, acoustician for the Concert Hall

Mahler’s Fourth Symphony
Friday AM, March 13 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
Macalester College Professor of Music, Mark Mazullo
Friday PM, March 13 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
Macalester College Professor of Music, Mark Mazullo
Saturday, March 14: FANFARE CANCELLED

Kopatchinskaja Plays Bach, Schubert and Ligeti
Friday, March 27 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
SPCO President and Managing Director Bruce Coppock
Saturday, March 28 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
SPCO President and Managing Director Bruce Coppock

Ravel’s Mother Goose
Friday AM, April 10 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
University of Minnesota School of Music Professor, David Grayson
Friday PM, April 10 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
University of Minnesota School of Music Professor, David Grayson
Saturday, April 11 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
University of Minnesota School of Music Professor, David Grayson

Baroque Concerto Extravaganza
Friday, April 17 | Wayzata Community Church
University of Minnesota School of Music Professor, David Grayson
Saturday, April 18 | St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
University of Minnesota School of Music Professor, David Grayson

Lise de la Salle Plays Beethoven
Friday, April 24 | Ordway, St. Paul (Marzitelli Foyer)
Macalester College Assistant Professor and Director of Instrumental Activities, Mark Mandarano interviewing Fred Lerdahl
Saturday, April 25 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
SPCO President and Managing Director Bruce Coppock interviewing Roberto Abbado

Mozart’s Symphony No. 39
Friday AM, May 1 | Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie
SPCO Principal Bassoon, Charles Ullery
Friday PM, May 1 | Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie
SPCO Principal Bassoon, Charles Ullery
Saturday, May 2 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
SPCO Principal Bassoon, Charles Ullery

Mozart and Ravel
Friday, May 8 | Wayzata Community Church
Classical MPR Host Alison Young
Saturday, May 9 | St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
Classical MPR Host Alison Young

Mozart’s Symphony No. 40
Friday AM, May 15 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
Composer, Artistic Administrator, Music at Menlo and Former SPCO Senior Director of Artistic Planning, Patrick Castillo
Friday PM, May 15 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
Composer, Artistic Administrator, Music at Menlo and Former SPCO Senior Director of Artistic Planning, Patrick Castillo
Saturday, May 16 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
Composer, Artistic Administrator, Music at Menlo and Former SPCO Senior Director of Artistic Planning, Patrick Castillo

Schubert’s Fifth Symphony
Friday, May 22 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
Macalester College Professor of Music, Mark Mazullo
Saturday, May 23 | Ordway, St. Paul (Marzitelli Foyer)
Macalester College Professor of Music, Mark Mazullo

Mozart’s Gran Partita
Friday, May 29 | Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie
Classical MPR Host Alison Young
Saturday, May 30 | St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
Classical MPR Host Alison Young

Schumann’s Piano Concerto
Friday AM, June 5
| Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
Macalester College Professor of Music, Mark Mazullo
Friday PM, June 5 | Ordway, St. Paul (Concert Hall)
Macalester College Professor of Music, Mark Mazullo
Saturday, June 6 | Ordway, St. Paul (Marzitelli Foyer)
Macalester College Professor of Music, Mark Mazullo

* excludes Chamber Music Series concerts.