Beach, Dvořák and Straus
Special Offer — West Side Residents Get Free Tickets!
Delight in this concert of chamber music featuring three quintets of winds and strings, including Dvořák’s American Quintet as well as works by Beach and Straus.
On May 11, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will be joined by the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) Harmony program. This El Sistema-inspired program currently serves 60 2nd–5th graders from Riverview West Side School of Excellence, where they learn cello and violin as well as valuable life and artistic skills. Students from the Harmony program will play alongside SPCO musicians and continue the strong tradition and lasting strategic partnership of GTCYS and The SPCO.
Thursday | May 11 | 7:00pm
Humboldt High School, Saint Paul’s West Side
Download poster: SPCO 22.23 Season Poster WestSide Concert
$15 general admission for adults; FREE for children, students, West Side residents and Concert Members; $10 for club2030 members
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Visit thespco.org to order your tickets online and view our full concert calendar. Tickets are also available by calling our Ticket Office at 651.291.1144, Monday–Friday from 12:00pm–5:00pm or Saturday from 11:00am–3:00pm.
Till Eulenspiegel-Einmal Anders! (arr. Hasenöhrl)
Sang Yoon Kim, clarinet
Andrew Brady, bassoon
Matthew Wilson, horn
Nina Tso-Ning Fan, violin
Zachary Cohen, double bass
Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet
Alicia McQuerrey, flute
Steven Copes, violin
Maureen Nelson, violin
Hyobi Sim, viola
Julie Albers, cello
Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, American
Eunice Kim, violin
Rolf Haas, violin
Maiya Papach, viola
Daniel Orsen, viola
Joshua Koestenbaum, cello
About This Program
Approximate length 1:26
Fans of chamber music will delight in this concert featuring three quintets of winds and strings alike. Franz Hasenöhrl’s arrangement of Richard Strauss’ immensely popular tone poem Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks cleverly distills the large-scale orchestral work to its essence. The work is based on medieval German folk tales about a practical joker whose exploits range from pranks in the marketplace to revenge on upper-class society. A paragon of the American Romantic style, Amy Beach’s Theme and Variations uses the melody of her earlier written song An Indian Lullaby. Closing out the program is Antonín Dvořák’s American Quintet, written during his summer in Spillville Iowa.
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