WHERE WORDS END

Pekka Kuusisto High Res 3 - credit Kaapo Kamu 16x9

In May 2017, the SPCO presents a festival led by Artistic Partners Pekka Kuusisto and Martin Fröst titled Where Words End, inspired by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius quote, “For me, music begins where words end.” The festival brings together artists of various disciplines and backgrounds to join the SPCO in exploring themes of immigration and cultural identity through the lens of Nordic music and heritage that is so deeply woven into the cultural fabric of our community. Full orchestra performances at the SPCO’s new home at the Ordway Concert Hall in downtown Saint Paul, as well as in four other venues throughout the metro area, will span three weeks and four separate programs, and feature several premieres over the 11 concerts.

Order a package to Where Words End to guarantee the best possible seats! Or Create Your Own series with 4 or more concerts from our entire season to create a package that’s perfect for you. 

Where Words End Friday Package

Purchase Series

Mostly Friday nights
4-concert package ranges from $56 – $170 per person

Pekka Kuusisto: Intimate Voices
Friday, May 5, 8:00pm
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul

LIQUID MUSIC
Bedroom Community and Friends
Tuesday, May 9, 7:30pm
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis 

Pekka Kuusisto: Migration Patterns
Friday, May 12, 8:00pm
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul

Exodus: Musicians in Exile
Friday, May 26, 8:00pm
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul


Where Words End Saturday Package

Purchase Series

Mostly Saturday nights
4-concert package ranges from $56 – $170 per person

Pekka Kuusisto: Intimate Voices
Saturday, May 6, 8:00pm
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul

LIQUID MUSIC
Bedroom Community and Friends
Tuesday, May 9, 7:30pm
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

Pekka Kuusisto: Migration Patterns
Saturday, May 13, 8:00pm
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul

Exodus: Musicians in Exile
Saturday, May 27, 8:00pm
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul


Where Words End Matinee Package

Purchase Series

Mostly matinee concerts
4-concert package ranges from $52 – $120 per person

Pekka Kuusisto: Intimate Voices
Sunday, May 7, 2:00pm
Benson Great Hall, Arden Hills

LIQUID MUSIC
Bedroom Community and Friends
Tuesday, May 9, 7:30pm
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

Pekka Kuusisto: Migration Patterns
Friday, May 12, 11:00am
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul

Exodus: Musicians in Exile
Sunday, May 28, 3:00pm
Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi


Where Words End Ordway Package

Purchase Series

All Friday nights at the Ordway Concert Hall
3-concert package ranges from $36 – $150 per person

Pekka Kuusisto: Intimate Voices
Friday, May 5, 8:00pm
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul

Pekka Kuusisto: Migration Patterns
Friday, May 12, 8:00pm
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul 

Exodus: Musicians in Exile
Friday, May 26, 8:00pm
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul


Please note: Tickets to individual events are not available at this time, and will go on sale in August. Ordering a series package in advance is the best way to guarantee your seats to these events.

The Ticket Office is open from 12:00pm–5:00pm Monday through Friday, and 11:00am–3:00pm on Saturdays from September through May.