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 MAY: THE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL CONVERSATION WITH BOOKS
Enjoy our literary panel in an engaging and stimulating conversation about noteworthy books. Panelists from St. Catherine University: Ruth Haag Brombach, alumnae relations liaison Cecilia Konchar Farr, professor of English and Women’s Studies Judith Martens Flahavan, retired educator and businesswoman
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55105 (enter by Portland Ave. door across from parking lot)
TICKETS: $25 per person/$20 for members of the Friends. Send your name(s) along with your check made payable to “Friends of the SPCO” to Kay Bendel–5612 16th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2607 (your check is your reservation) Desserts and beverages included
- 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)
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.
This is a great opportunity to clean out your attics and closets and donate your gently-used treasures and household items to a very worthy cause. Some suggestions for donations include:
ACCESSORIES: COSTUME JEWELRY
SCARVES, SHAWLS, JACKETS, EXCEPTIONAL CLOTHING
TRAVEL ITEMS, ETC.
HOME DECOR: WALL DECOR, ARTWORK,
SMALL ACCENT FURNITURE, LAMPS
GLASS, DECORATIONS, ETC.
TABLETOP: GLASSWARE, LINENS, SERVING PIECES
GENTLY USED TOYS
BOOKS, MUSIC (CD’S, VINYL)
Questions about donations? Contact Joan Gacki at [email protected] or 651.245.5469
We have 2 drop-off locations. If you are unable to drop off your items, please let us know and we will arrange for someone to pick them up.
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: 10 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
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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