The Friends of the SPCO is the volunteer organization that supports The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra through educational, social and fundraising activities
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COMING IN JUNE
FRIDAY JUNE 3 AND SATURDAY JUNE 4, FROM 9AM TO 4PM
1570 PARK CIRCLE, MENDOTA HEIGHTS 55118
On June 3 and 4 the Friends are having an outdoor Treasure Sale to support the SPCO’s CONNECT musical education program in Saint Paul and Minneapolis public schools.
Come and join us for 2 fun days of shopping and socializing! And if you still would like to donate items, please contact us at one of the two locations listed below. We will be accepting donations until Wed. June 1.
We are looking for gently used tems such as women’s accessories, household items and decor, wall art, tabletop, vintage, etc. If you have items to donate, please call Joan Gacki at 651.245.5469
Joan Gacki Linda at Urban Traveler
1133 Cascade Lane Rosedale Commons
Mendota Heights 55118 2480 Fairiew Ave. N.
(please call or e-mail first) Roseville 55113
[email protected] M-F 10-9, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-6
Dates: Friday, June 3 and Saturday June 4 Location: 1570 Park Circle, Mendota Heights Time: 9 a.m. till 4 p.m
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT CONNECT! DONATE, VOLUNTEER OR SHOP AT OUR TREASURE SALE.
Details coming soon in your email and on our website: friendsofthespco.org
THE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL CONVERSATION WITH BOOKS
On May 4, 2016, approximately 85 Friends and their guests enjoyed an afternoon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church, with literary panel Ruth Haag Brombach, Cecilia Konchar Farr and Judith Martens Flahavan, in an engaging and stimulating conversation about the following noteworthy books
- Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (2015)
- Etta and Otto and Russell and James byEmma Hooper (2015)
- The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks (2015)
- Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald (1979)
- The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)
- Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee (2014)
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015)
- H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald (2014)
MEMOIR, POETRY AND ESSAY:
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (2014)
- We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Asichie (2014- Essay)
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 SPCO YOUTH CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION WINNERS
First Place & $1,000 – VESPER STRING QUARTET, coached by Tom Rosenberg. Vivian Murphy, violin; Kajsa Johansson, cello; Addison Nichols, violin and John Paul Shoemaker, viola.
Second Place & $600 (tie) – ANDRES STRING QUARTET, coached by Laura Sewell. Angel Lyn Andres, violin; Patrick Allen Hyatte, violin; Edwin P.T. Donovan, viola and Chris Jubok Kwon, cello.
Second Place & $600 (tie) – VENTO SILVA WIND QUINTET, coached by Norbert Nielubowski. Sarah Bushara, oboe; Andrea Kloehn, flute; Susan Stewart, clarinet; Rachel Lauson, horn and Beck Rusley, bassoon. Outstanding Wind Ensemble & $150 – VENTO SILVA WIND QUINTET
Honorable Mention – TRIO TESORO, coached by Rena Kraut. Sarah Bushara, oboe; Luca Tallarini, clarinet; Coleman Caron Thompson, piano.
Honorable Mention – O’SULLIVAN QUARTET – Coached by Ray Shows. Lydia O’Sullivan, viola; Matthew Pakola, violin; Lasse Hackbarth, violin, and Frey Hackbarth, cello.
First Place & $100 – TRIO GIOVANE, coached by Tom Rosenberg. Emily Kleiber, violin; Hannah Greenstein, cello, and Joseph Caswell, piano.
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