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Feb222018

February 22, 2018, Thursday - SPCO at Icehouse

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave

SPCO at Icehouse

Program:
“Ljova” Zhurbin: Raisins and Almonds and Budget Bulgar for Violin and Viola
Kodály: Serenade for Two Violins and Viola
Beethoven: Serenade in D Major, Op. 8

Francisco Fullana and Maureen Nelson, violin
Hyobi Sim, viola
Sarah Lewis, cello

Brooklyn-based composer Ljova goes back to his Klezmer roots as the opener to this chamber music performance at Icehouse, and the Kodály Serenade captures the folk music of his native Hungary. Beethoven’s Serenade in D Major for violin, viola and cello, gives each member of the group a fair share of beautiful melodies and virtuosic passagework. The viola takes on an especially important role in this program, functioning not only as an inner voice in the Beethoven, but in the first half as the bass line and anchor of the group.

Tickets:

$20 and includes a drink of your choice (tap beers, house wines, rail drinks and rocks cocktails or non-alcoholic house-made beverage). Icehouse's gourmet American cuisine (appetizers, dinner and desserts) will be available for purchase during the performance.

Call 651.291.1144, visit thespco.org or stop by the ticket office at
The Historic Hamm Building, Third Floor, 408 Saint Peter St., Saint Paul, MN

Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a table. After purchasing your ticket, please call Icehouse at 612.276.6523 to reserve a table or visit icehousempls.com/reservations

About The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Renowned for its artistic excellence, remarkable versatility of musical styles and adventurous programming, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. Now in its 59th season, the SPCO has recently undergone transformational change with the opening of its new home, the Ordway Concert Hall, the addition of a new generation of players, and significant changes in its artistic vision. The SPCO is primarily an unconducted ensemble that performs a broad range of repertoire from Baroque to new music and works in close collaboration with a diverse series of artistic partners, including British Baroque specialist Jonathan Cohen, American pianist Jeremy Denk, Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst, Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto. Past Artistic Partners include Roberto Abbado, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Joshua Bell, Douglas Boyd, Nicholas McGegan, Stephen Prutsman, Dawn Upshaw, Christian Zacharias and Thomas Zehetmair.

The virtuoso musicians of the SPCO present more than 130 concerts and educational programs each year, and are regularly heard on public radio programs that reach more than 2 million listeners each week on over 300 stations. Additionally, the SPCO reaches more than 200,000 listeners annually through its free online Listening Library. The SPCO has released 67 recordings, commissioned 148 new works, and tours nationally and internationally, including performances in premier venues in Europe, Asia and South America.

The SPCO is nationally recognized for its commitment to broad community accessibility, its innovative audience outreach efforts, and its educational and family programming. Regular subscription series are performed in a variety of different venues across the Twin Cities metropolitan area each season, a unique commitment to geographic accessibility for a major orchestra. The SPCO offers the most affordable tickets of any major orchestra in the United States, with over 50 percent of tickets available for $12 or less, and has expanded accessibility even further by offering free tickets for children and students starting in the 2016-17 season as a part of the New Generation Initiative. The orchestra also offers an innovative ticket membership model in which members pay $7 per month to attend unlimited concerts. The SPCO’s award-winning CONNECT education program reaches over 5,000 students and teachers annually in 12 Minneapolis and Saint Paul public schools, and its Target® Free Family Music program provides engaging and educational experiences for thousands of Twin Cities children and families each year. The SPCO’s Liquid Music Series (named “Best of Classical” by The New York Times) develops innovative new projects with iconoclastic artists in unique presentation formats and invites adventurous audiences to discover the new and the fascinating within the flourishing landscape of contemporary chamber music.