- $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.
- Beethoven’s First Symphony (October 9–12): 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 Holberg Suite, written to celebrate the writer who is often called “the father of Danish literature.”
- Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony (October 24–26): The SPCO continues its exploration of Beethoven’s symphonic cycle with the triumphant Eroica, whose rigorous formal structure seems barely able to contain the Romantic-era emotions that its composer pours into it. Artistic Partner Jeremy Denk kicks things off with a performance of Mozart’s urgent Piano Concerto No. 20, and the SPCO uncovers the playful deconstructions of popular melodies hidden in two works by Charles Ives.
- Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony (November 14–15): Conductor Hans Graf helms Beethoven’s magisterial evocation of nature, used to famous effect in Disney’s Fantasia. But first, soloist Simone Lamsma applies her bowmanship—hailed as “transfixing” by the Pioneer Press—to Profokiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and the orchestra showcases Stravinsky’s compositional virtuosity with his Concertino for 12 Instruments.
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 17 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.