The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) opens its eighth Chamber Music Series at the Capri Theater with a program introducing Lembit Beecher, SPCO’s new composer-in-residence, at 7 p.m. Friday, October 20 at the Capri, 2027 West Broadway. Free tickets are available to this concert on a first-come, first served basis; register for tickets at thecapritheater.org or the SPCO box office at 651-291-1144.
Beecher curates and hosts this concert that introduces audiences to his ability to weave storytelling into instrumental works. In Stories From My Grandmother, he draws on the story of his grandmother’s experiences in Estonia at the end of WWII and the specific sound of her voice as she told her stories. Memories and a sense of timelessness through repetition are the themes that inspired Beecher’s string quartet, Small Infinities and works by Dvořák, Janáček and Schubert have special significance to Beecher’s musical development and share an element of youthful vigor.
“Please join us as we celebrate the beginning of our 8th year of our wonderful partnership with SPCO,” said Capri Director James Scott. “We look forward to welcoming Lembit Beecher to the Capri and the Northside community as well.”
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world, and is nationally recognized for its commitment to broad community accessibility and innovative audience outreach efforts.
Season tickets are still available for all three concerts at the Capri (guaranteed general admission seating) for $30. Individual tickets for Introducing Lembit Beecher may also be purchased for $15 (guaranteed, general seating admission) at thespco.org or the SPCO box office at 651-291-1144.