$25 for one Scale 1 ticket to the concert of your choice (up to $53 value):
- Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2 p.m.—Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion
- Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 2 p.m.—Jonathan Biss Plays Beethoven
- Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2 p.m.—Martin Fröst Plays Hillborg
- Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion (October 11, 2015): The dramatic, stirring passion—one of only two such surviving pieces from the composer—tells the story of Christ’s crucifixion through the voice of a lone tenor (“the Evangelist”) and two four-part choirs representing different groups of believers. This performance features the Gabrieli Consort chorus.
- Jonathan Biss Plays Beethoven (November 29, 2015): The pianist lauded by the New York Times for his ability to “give each [Beethoven piano concerto] a distinctive character” does just that with Beethoven’s Piano Concert No. 2. But Beethoven’s not the only master on the menu: Biss also plays a new concerto by Timo Andres, commissioned as a companion to the Beethoven piece, as well as a work from Mozart.
- Martin Fröst Plays Hillborg (March 6, 2016): Conductor, clarinet soloist, and chamber musician Martin Fröst brings his substantial talents to this thrilling program, featuring Stravinsky’s Suite from Pulcinella, Anders Hillborg’s Clarinet Concerto, Peacock Tales, and Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, a powerful piece that brings the program to an ethereal conclusion.
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.
345 Washington Street
St Paul, MN 55102