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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States

March 2024

SPCO Musician Appreciation Concert

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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$25

Please join us for our sixth annual Musician Appreciation Concert in celebration of the musicians of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, who enrich our community by sharing their incredible artistry with thousands of people every year. This special concert will showcase the extraordinary talents of our musicians in solo and ensemble performances and will feature unique opportunities to get to know members of the orchestra. All proceeds from this event will go directly to SPCO musicians. This special concert is…

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Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - March 9 @ 8:30 pm
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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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Though Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings headlines this program around intimate works for chamber orchestra, a new arrangement of Stefan L. Smith’s "My Young Friend" for Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra lies at its heart. Originally a duet for bassoon and piano commissioned by SPCO Principal Bassoon Andrew Brady and inspired by original poetry of Brady’s grandmother, this will be the world premiere of the orchestrated version commissioned by the SPCO.

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Hairspray

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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$35

“If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It’s irresistible!” – The New York Times You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the…

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Express Concert: Bach’s Double Violin Concerto

March 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 16, 2024 at 7:00 pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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Curated by SPCO violinist Daria Adams, this Express Concert celebrates Johann Sebastian Bach and his undying influence through centuries of music-making across the world. Works by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Maria Kaneko Millar feature the qualities of dance central to much of Bach’s work, and Bach’s own Double Violin Concerto will showcase the SPCO’s Eunice Kim and Daria Adams in a dynamic whirlwind accompanied by the full orchestra.

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Malevo

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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$39

Malevo, created by director, choreographer, and dancer Matías Jaime, is a thrilling all-male dance group that specializes in Malambo—an Argentine dance of great virility and dexterity—and seeks to take it beyond its limits, merging it with other dance styles such as Flamenco. Set to a pulsing rhythm of live, onstage drumming, the dancers of Malevo combine beauty, fluidity, strength, and sheer bravado into an extraordinary visual and sensory experience. Named an official Cultural Ambassador to the National Identity of Argentina,…

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Classic Albums Live performs Fleetwood Mac: Rumours

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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$30

Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Classic Albums Live does. For the first time in popular music, the greatest albums from the 60’s and 70’s are recreated live on stage, note for note—cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as “the world’s best musicians,” Classic…

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Women Life Freedom: Iranian Women’s Voices Unveiled Coming to the Ordway!

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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The Twin Cities Iranian Culture Collective is proud to present Voices Unveiled, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30 at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St. Saint Paul. Voices Unveiled is an innovative music ensemble established in November 2022 by Ehsan Matoori, a virtuoso santoor player and accomplished composer. Collaborating with two extraordinary Iranian female vocalists, Maliheh Moradi and Mina Deris, who recently relocated to the United States from Iran, the ensemble brings a unique blend…

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April 2024

Anne-Marie McDermott Plays Chausson, Poulenc and Rogerson

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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$12 – $55

Anne-Marie McDermott, “a pianist who balances qualities of excitement and spontaneity with clarity and elegance” (“New York Times”), reunites with the SPCO for the first time since their fruitful collaboration at the 2022 Bravo! Vail Music Festival in Colorado. McDermott will lead the orchestra once again in a world premiere of Chris Rogerson’s “Samaa’”, a new expansion of his work by the same name that was previously recorded in Colorado. Two chamber works by French composers showcase the piano in…

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ON YOUR FEET!

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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$35

Her voice. His vision. Their story. ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Now their story is an all-new exhilarating original musical winning the hearts of critics and audiences alike, with the Chicago Tribune declaring “IT’S A HIT!” and The New York Times cheering, “The very air in the room seems to vibrate in this undeniably crowd-pleasing musical!”…

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Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on April 13, 2024 at 7:00 pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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$12 – $55

In this program curated by SPCO musicians Steven Copes and James Ferree, piano works by Robert and Clara Schumann and Sergei Prokofiev receive surprising new arrangements by Ferree and former Artistic Partner and composer Stephen Prutsman. Likewise, Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Elegy and Polka” are excerpted arrangements from his opera “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” and ballet “The Golden Age”. SPCO Concertmaster Steven Copes concludes by leading the orchestra in Franz Joseph Haydn’s delightful Symphony No. 94, nicknamed the Surprise ……

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Schubert’s Fifth Symphony

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on April 27, 2024 at 7:00 pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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$12 – $55

Join us for a special program curated by SPCO violinist Nina Tso-Ning Fan, which features a thrilling collaboration with Twin Cities-based mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski, a local award-winning artist revered world-wide for singing "from inside the music with unaffected purity and sincerity" (“UK Telegraph”). As the featured soloist on Franz Schubert’s dazzling Rondo in A, Fan will open this concert that contrasts light and dark with several works by Schubert and Ottorino Respighi’s “Il tramonto” (“The Sunset”) for Voice and String…

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May 2024

Express Concert: Coleman’s Afro-Cuban Concerto

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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$12 – $55

Join us for an Express Concert inspired by music rooted in and born from African rhythm and dance. No matter the continent or time period, the works on this program speak to the idea of interconnection, with music stemming from the same sounds and traditions. Afro-Cuban Concerto, a work by the SPCO’s newest Sandbox Composer-in-Residence Valerie Coleman, opens the concert and sets the stage for a program featuring four works that span across centuries and continents. Our Express Concerts are…

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Express Concert: Schubert’s “The Great C Major” Symphony with Richard Egarr

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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One event on May 11, 2024 at 7:00 pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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$12 – $55

SPCO Artistic Partner Richard Egarr returns to escort us on a musical journey that contrasts darkness and light. The overture to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved opera, "The Magic Flute", calls upon the power of truth, love and beauty to conquer the darkness while "The Unanswered Question", Charles Ives’ riddle-like work, features a contemplative trumpet solo asking the “eternal question.” "The Great Major C", Franz Schubert’s monumental symphony begins reverently before being enriched with many moments of ecstatic joy. Fans of…

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Julie Albers Plays Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on May 17, 2024 at 7:00 pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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$12 – $55

Ruth Crawford Seeger composed Suite for Wind Quintet in 1952, 16 years since writing any significant compositions and a year before she died from cancer. Principal Cello Julie Albers takes the spotlight in Franz Joseph Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D, the second of two cello concertos composed twenty years apart. Written in dedication to and in competition with his close friend Mieczysław Weinberg, Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 10 will be performed in an arrangement for Chamber Symphony.

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Richard Goode Plays Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos. 18 and 23

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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Richard Goode, a Grammy award-winning American pianist acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of classical music, joins the SPCO to perform and conduct two of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s renowned piano concertos, Nos. 18 and 23. Frequent SPCO collaborator Chia-Hsuan Lin will conduct the high-energy world premiere of “Līlā” written by Korean American composer Texu Kim — a new work for chamber orchestra inspired by Korean shamanistic dance traditions

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June 2024

Season Finale: Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony with Gábor Takács-Nagy

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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$12 – $55

Join guest conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for a stunning season finale. Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto, performed by Concertmaster Steven Copes, invites the listener to feel love, loss and hope, being dedicated “to the memory of an angel.” Then, prepare to be drawn in by the power and vivacity of Ludwig van Beethoven’s "Eroica" Symphony — an epic close to our 65th season.

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Come From Away

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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$35

Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America! This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, directed by…

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July 2024

SIX

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street
St. Paul,55102United States
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$45

History is about to get over-throne...again! SIX, the new musical, is the crowning glory of Broadway and the global sensation everyone’s losing their head over. The SIX wives of Henry the VIII ARE the Tudor Queens who reclaimed their crowns as Pop Princesses. Don’t miss your chance to see them remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st-century girl power!

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