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

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


French Impressions

Andrea Myers, flute
Brian De Young, piano
Grace Heatherington-Tilka, cello


Duo Ihana

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.


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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 2019


The La Pellegrina Project

Saturday, February 23, 10am-5pm, 7pm performance

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

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.

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: