The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) continues the ninth season of its Chamber Music Series @ the Capri with Familial Music at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22 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 call the SPCO box office at 651-291-1144.
SPCO Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Lembit Beecher’s piece Small Looking Up, about looking up to his older brother, is featured in this program about family. The program also includes a woodwind quintet composed by SPCO Principal Horn James Ferree, written for the birth of his nephew, and a string quartet Robert Schumann wrote for his wife Clara’s 23rd birthday. Summer Music for Wind Quintet by Samuel Barber rounds out the concert program for the evening.
One more SPCO chamber music concert is scheduled at the Capri this season: Modern Renaissance, featuring SPCO musicians as composers and arrangers, at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10. This concert is part of the Six Days in May celebration at the Capri, May 7-12, after which the theater will be closed for construction of a 20,000 square foot renovation and expansion. Capri programming, including the SPCO Chamber Music Series @ the Capri, will be held at alternate locations during the closure.
To purchase tickets to Familial Music at the Capri ($15/adults, guaranteed general admission seating) visit thespco.org or call 651-291-1144.
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. The SPCO/Capri partnership has attracted new audiences for both organizations and the series is now an established and treasured asset of the North Side community.
More info: thecapritheater.org and thespco.org.