SPCO Chamber Music Series, 3/16: “Across the Channel”

7 p.m. Thursday, March 16. 

Register for free tickets HERE. (First come, first served, open seating.)

Purchase tickets or call the SPCO box office: 651-291-1144. (Guaranteed general admission seating.)

World-class musicians from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra will perform English, French and American gems of the chamber music repertoire in Across the Channel.

The program opens with a Serenade for Flute and Harp by American composer Vincent Persichetti, consisting of eight highly-characterized movements that evoke styles of other times. André Caplet’s Conte fantastique for Harp and String Quartet was inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death, and evokes the mood and action of the story in ingenious ways. William Walton’s String Quartet in A Minor closes the program in traditional English fashion.

“We enjoy a tremendous community partnership with the SPCO, demonstrated again by this Chamber Music Series concert at the Capri on March 16 and the Northside Celebration which will be performed at North High on March 18 and 19,” said James Scott, Director of the Capri. “We invite you to experience two extraordinary musical events by joining us for both concerts.”

Next up, SPCO presents another Xplorchestra concert at the Capri, String Shindig, at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13. This event is geared especially for families with children age 5 to 9 – but all ages will enjoy. More information at www.thespco.org.