Special Events at The SPCM
Since 2003, the Coffee Concert Series has provided a dynamic noontime series that continues to offer high-caliber performances to Saint Paul audiences. Creator Cléa Galhano uses her extensive Twin Cities musical network to entertain and inspire listeners. These concerts are part of The SPCM's Music for All outreach programming.
Concerts are offered on the first Wednesday of each month from November through May.
All performances are at noon and FREE to the public.
After the performance, join us for coffee, bagels, and an opportunity to meet and talk with the performers.
Please note locations as they vary.
“We’ve been SPCM Coffee Concert enthusiasts for years. The programming every season has been exciting and delightful, introducing us to talented, unfamiliar artists and fresh, unexpected music. SPCM is a treasure in the community, and a godsend to brighten our long dark winters!”
–the Front Row Gang, Jack and Barb Maloney
2018-2019 Coffee Concerts
All concerts take place in the Sanctuary Performance Hall at The SPCM
St. Croix Piano Trio
Natalia Moiseeva, violin
Ivan Konev, piano
Tanya Remenikova, cello
Lumina, Light in the Darkness
Vocalists Linda Kachelmeier, Angela Grundstad, Clara Osowski & Kim Sueoka
Andrea Myers, flute
Brian De Young, piano
Grace Heatherington-Tilka, cello
Rie Tanaka, piano
Jesse Nummelin, cello
What is Legacy?
Music and Conversation
Rena Kraut, clarinet
Melissa Kraut, cello
Ivan Konev, piano
SPCM Piano Duo
Oleg Levin & Ivan Konev
Opulence and Splendour, The Italian Influence
Linda Pearse, sackbut
Bruce Jacobs, baroque organ
Maria Jette, soprano
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Additional funding is made possible by generous donations from Boss Foundation, Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation, Ecolab Foundation, Anna M. Heilmaier Foundation and TC Opera Guild and a Anonymous donor.
Early Music Day
About Early Music Day
Vocalists and instrumentalists who love Early Music, including Medieval, Renaissance and the Baroque music, are invited to join us for a one day workshop each February.
Nationally known artists lead a Vocal Ensemble and a Mixed Instrument Ensemble through a day of practice ending with a performance of a specially selected piece of Early Music.
Early Music Day 2019
The La Pellegrina Project
Saturday, February 23, 11am-5pm
Phillip Rukavina, Director and Lutenist
Julie Elhard, Coordinator and string coach
Kathy Lee, Soprano and vocal coach
Jane Peck, lead dancer, Renaissance dance
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, fully staged (including Baroque dance) in the new performance space at The Summit Center for Arts and Innovation.
10am–5pm: Workshop & rehearsal
7pm: Opera performance—Open to the public, $10 suggested donation
Early Music Day 2018
Danserye: The Music of Tielman Susato
With Kathy Lee, Soprano and Phillip Rukavina, Lutenist
at The Baroque Room
Highlights from Early Music Day 2017: