Conductors got their name by both guiding orchestras and wielding copper batons that deflect lightning away from the brass section. Behold an electrifying performance with this Groupon.
- $50 for four tickets to The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (up to $160 value)
- When: September 13–January 11
- Seating: best available
- Ticket values include all fees
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This Groupon is valid for any concerts except those on October 2–4, December 11–20, Target Free Family Music events, or Liquid Music Series concerts. Tickets can be used by one person for four concerts, by four people for one concert, or any other combination.
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Season Highlights
* <b>Beethoven’s First Symphony (October 10–12)</b>: In Beethoven's first entry into the form, marked by unusual choices in tempo and key, the woodwinds bear the brunt of the melody. This concert also features Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, in which Martin Fröst solos, and Grieg's <i>Holberg Suite</i>, written to celebrate the writer who is often called "the father of Danish literature."
- Zacharias Plays Mozart (October 16–18): Spotlighting the talents of internationally renowned pianist and conductor Christian Zacharias, this concert centers on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17. Its light and airy theme on strings introduces a precise and meditative mood, then transitions almost effortlessly into a woodwind-heavy second movement. Also on the program are Woolrich’s Ulysses Awakes and Haydn’s Symphony No. 40 and 87.
- Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds (November 6–9): This concert’s titular piece looks back to late-18th-century styles with a classic form that pays homage to Mozart and Haydn while nodding to Czech nationalism in its use of peasant dances and programs printed on korunas. Dvořák bridges the gap between these modes by setting a polka motif within the formal harmonic language of the 1870s. The evening also includes Prokofiev’s Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Double Bass and Raff’s Sinfonietta for Double Wind Quintet.
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
For more than 50 years, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has engaged eardrums with a vast repertoire of classical masterpieces and scores of newly commissioned works—and earned 16 ASCAP awards for its adventurous programming in the process. And their approach to artistic leadership is equally innovative. Each season, a coterie of internationally distinguished partners takes up the baton to lead the ensemble in turn. But that emphasis on setting a high creative bar doesn’t mean the orchestra is stuffy. They welcome newcomers and seasoned season ticket-holders alike to come to free pre-concert discussions, which bring scholars, guest artists, conductors, and musicians to chat with audiences about the upcoming performance and their favorite mac ‘n’ cheese recipes.
Benson Great Hall
3900 Bethel Drive
Arden Hills, MN 55112
2027 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55411