The Friends of the SPCO is the volunteer organization that supports The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra through educational, social and fundraising activities
Coming in April
The Piano Concertos of Beethoven
When Beethoven arrived in Vienna in the early 1790’s, he made his mark not only as a composer, but as a brilliant pianist, the likes of which the city had never seen. His five piano concertos changed the path and development of the form forever.
Join us for this entertaining and informative 4-week lecture series taught by Dr. Daniel Freeman.
Wednesdays: April 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10:00 a.m. till Noon
House of Hope Presbyterian Church: 797 Summit Ave., St Paul MN 55105
Members of the Friends: $30/class or $100/series
Non-Members: $35 class or $120/series
Questions?: Mary Patton: [email protected] or Ellen Lillemoen: [email protected]m
A Special Pre-concert Performance
Enjoy a performance by the Donovon Quintet, grand prize winners of the Sixth Annual SPCO Youth Chamber Music Competition. This talented ensemble of young musicians will perform in the Marzitelli Foyer of the Ordway before the evening’s SPCO concert, sponsored by the Friends.
COMING IN MAY
Book List – 2017
La Rose by Louise Erdich, HarperCollins, 2016
The Women’s Room by Marilyn French, Random House, 1977
Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse by Faith Sullivan, Milkweed Editions, 2015
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, 2016
The Last Goodnight by Howard Blum, HarperCollins, 2016
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by
Terry Tempest Williams, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2016
The Song Poet by Kao Kalia Yang, Henry Holt and Company, 2016
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, Graywolf Press, 2014
MAY 10, 2017
Orchestra Appreciation Luncheon
The annual Orchestra Appreciation Luncheon will be held at the Landmark Center on May 10, 2017. This is a members-only event. More information TBA.
The Historic Landmark Center
Ramsey County Courtroom #317
75 West Fifth Street, Saint Paul
The Sixth Annual SPCO Youth Chamber Music Competition
March 18 – 19, 2017
Congratulations to all the participants in this year’s competition!
The Finals Recital on Sunday was an amazing display of virtuosity and musicianship. Over 100 attendees enjoyed the concert sponsored by the Friends, with emcee Lynne Warfel of MPR. And here are our winners:
Visit our Competition photo galleries: