Early Music Day: The La Pellegrina Project
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Early Music Day: The La Pellegrina Project

7pm: Opera Performance

Early Music Workshop—

Join us in creating (and learning about) a fully staged, semi-reconstruction of the Intermedio of 1589, one of the first masterworks of the Baroque age in music theater. After a day of rehearsal we will perform the work in the new performance space at The Summit Center for Arts and Innovation.

Phillip Rukavina, Director and Lutenist
Julie Elhard, Coordinator and string coach
Kathy Lee, Soprano and vocal coach

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Coffee Concert—Klezmer Clarinet and String Quartet
Mar
13
12:00 PM12:00

Coffee Concert—Klezmer Clarinet and String Quartet

Pat O’Keefe, clarinet
Susan Crawford, violin
Lorie Hippen, violin
Alastair Brown, viola
Joe Englund, cello

Klezmer Clarinet and String Quartet perform Osvaldo Golijov’s “Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind,” along with arrangements of several pieces of traditional Klezmer dance music.

All concerts are at noon and are FREE to the public and include coffee and bagels. After the performances there is an opportunity to meet and talk with the musicians.

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Slavic Souvenirs: Konstantin Krasnitski in recital
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Slavic Souvenirs: Konstantin Krasnitski in recital

Renowned pianist Konstantin Krasnitski presents a recital featuring works by Davor Bobić, one of the most celebrated Croatian composers of our time, and the great Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Pianist Ivan Konev and violinist Natalia Moiseeva will also play the world premiere of a chamber music commission by Bobić.

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Coffee Concert—Duo Ihana
Feb
6
12:00 PM12:00

Coffee Concert—Duo Ihana

Rie Tanaka, piano
Jesse Nummelin, cello

SPCM instructers Rie Tanaka, piano, and Jesse Nummelin, cello, perform a concert inspired by folk music, featuring composers all known for forging their cultural “folk” music into classical music.  The works of four composers from four different countries express four cultures through the same piano-cello ensemble.  This concert will offer a diverse and cross-cultural experience to the audience, and show how cultures, although different from one another, can speak to every one of us with a sense of belonging, comfort, and nostalgia. 

All concerts are at noon and are FREE to the public and include coffee and bagels. After the performances there is an opportunity to meet and talk with the musicians.

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The New Lute Café
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

The New Lute Café

Join us for the first SPCM Lute Cafe concert, with Director Phil Rukavina. “Tell Me True Love” features music composed by the great Elizabethan lutenist/composer John Dowland.

Featuring Soprano Sarah Jackson and lutenist Phillip Rukavina

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Maestros of the Future
Aug
6
to Aug 9

Maestros of the Future

  • The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

August 6–9, 2018
4 days, 9am–4pm
Ages: 13 to 17

Maestros of the Future is a music and leadership workshop that encourages students to enhance their communication, problem-solving and team work skills through the study of chamber music.  Intermediate to advanced teenaged musicians will explore chamber music with active chamber musician Patricia McPherson by playing in duet, trios, and quartets with their peers.

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Children's Music Workshop
Jul
9
to Jul 20

Children's Music Workshop

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July 9–20, 2018
Monday–Friday,  9am–4pm (10 days)

Ages: completed K up to 6th grade

The Children’s Music Workshop, a music day camp for aspiring young musicians, offers a setting in which children can explore their musical knowledge and ability through classes, creative play, and presentations by renowned professionals. The Workshop will culminate in performances on the last two days of camp.

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In Harmony with Autism
Jun
18
to Jun 21

In Harmony with Autism

  • Trinity Evangelical Free Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

June 18–21, 2018
4 days, 10am–12pm each day

In Harmony with Autism is a workshop presented in partnership with the Autism Society of Minnesota. Participants will learn about music through song and games and work with music experts, trying a variety of percussion instruments. The workshop is directed by Kathy Lee, a performing musician, elementary music teacher, and director of the Saint Paul Children’s Chorus at the SPCM.

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Coffee Concert: SPCM Piano Extravaganza
May
9
12:00 PM12:00

Coffee Concert: SPCM Piano Extravaganza

  • Sundin Music Hall (Hamline University) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The May Coffee Concert is the season finale. Join us for a Piano Extravaganza with SPCM faculty Patricia McPherson, Peter Arnstein, Rie Tanaka, and Asako Hirabayashi performing works by Arnstein, Hirabayashi, Faure, and Brahm.

All SPCM Coffee Concerts are at noon, are FREE to the public and include coffee and bagels. After the performances there is an opportunity to meet and talk with the musicians.

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