Special Events at The SPCM

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Coffee Concerts

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

2017–2018 Concert Calendar

November 1

Off the Beaten Path
with Ora Itkin, piano & Stephanie Arado, violin

University Club, 420 Summit Ave.

December 6

For Such a Time as This
with Kathy Lee, soprano & friends

The Schubert Club Museum
75 W 5th St., 205 Landmark Center

January 10

Memories of Spain
with Rie Tanaka, piano

University Club, 420 Summit Ave.

February 7

SPCM String Quartet in Residence
Jennifer Lang, violin
Lauren Anastos, violin
Yukina Ono, viola
Charles Asch, cello

University Club, 420 Summit Ave.

March 14

Virtuoso Music Through the Ages
with Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord & Daria Adams, violin

University Club, 420 Summit Ave.

April 4

Latin Reverie
with Cléa Galhano, recorder & Rene Izquierdo, guitar

University Club, 420 Summit Ave.

May 9

SPCM Piano Extravaganza
with Patricia McPherson, Oleg Levin, Ivan Konev & Peter Arnstein

Sundin Music Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave. Hamline University



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.


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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 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: