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SPCO flutist, Alicia McQuerrey, to join the Seattle Opera in August for Wagner’s “The Ring”

Alicia McQuerrey will be performing with the Seattle Opera from August 4-25 in their production of Wagner’s, “The Ring”.  Click here for more information.

A Musical Offering to benefit SPCO Musicians

Dear Friends,

Please join us for a musical benefit by and for SPCO musicians.

LOCATION: Saint Paul’s University Club, 420 Summit Ave., Saint Paul
DATE: SUNDAY, FEB 10, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Arrive at 2:30, Music starts at 3 and continues for around 40 minutes

SUGGESTED DONATION: $50 or what you wish.
(To write a tax-deductible donation, make the check out to LSRC with “Musicians of the SPCO” in the memo line. This is the hardship fund for musicians’ medical and other expenses. Address: LSRC, ATTN: Laura Testor, 411 Main Street, Rm 202, Saint Paul, MN 55102.
Otherwise, to help with PR and concert costs–but not deductible– make the check to SPCO Musicians Association Accnt #2. Send to Carole Mason Smith, 2190 Carter Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55108.)

SPONSORED BY Margot and Fran Galt, Helena Kriel, Carol Connolly, Ray Hathaway and Michael Stoughton

Take 94 and exit at Dale. Come south on Dale, cross major stoplights at Marshall Avenue and Selby Avenue. Then at Summit Ave, turn left toward downtown Saint Paul.

The University Club is on the right hand side of Summit Avenue, just before  Summit Avenue curves to the left. Park along Summit Avenue, taking care not to block driveways. It is also possible to pull up to the door for easy access.

For more information: Margot’s email:, phone: 651-644-1697. Address: 1177 Laurel Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104

Thank you so much for your support. We hope this concert
helps tide over the musicians during their management lockout.

PARTICIPATING MUSICIANS: Daria Adams, Christopher Brown, Steven Copes, Kathryn Greenbank, Joshua Koestenbaum, Sarah Lewis, Alicia McQuerry, Brenda Manuel Mickens, Carole Mason Smith


Negotiations update

We are deeply disappointed in our Management’s unwillingness to compromise on key issues in these negotiations.  We had hoped that the mutually agreed upon media blackout and negotiating in private would result in significant progress that would have permitted the balance of the 2012-13 season to be presented.  Since that has not happened, we decided to end the off-the-record negotiations and the media blackout.

The Musicians of the SPCO remain committed to presenting world-class concerts to our loyal audience and community, and will be performing an evening of Italian Baroque Concertos on Thursday January 24 at St Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, and Friday January 25 at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.  Both concerts are at 7:30 PM and will feature soloists from the orchestra.  More information can be found at


SPCO Musicians’ Negotiating Committee

ACCORDO performs on February 3 and 4

ACCORDO will present two performances of “In the Footsteps of Bach,” with stellar chamber music selections by Bach, Hindemith and Brahms, on February 3 and 4.  Sunday Feb 3 at 4 PM at Trinity Lutheran in Stillwater and Monday Feb 4 at 7:30 PM at Christ Lutheran in Minneapolis.  Tickets and info at

An Evening of Italian Baroque Concertos

The Musicians of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra present
An Evening of Italian Baroque Concertos
The Four Seasons
by Antonio Vivaldi

Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Trumpets
Gary Bordner, Lynn Erickson, Trumpet

Marcello Concerto for Oboe
Kathy Greenbank, Oboe

Vivaldi Concerto for Piccolo
Alicia McQuerrey, Piccolo

Vivaldi Four Seasons
Ruggero Allifranchini, Violin


Thursday, January 24, 7:30 PM
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Avenue, Mahtomedi
$15, $25, $35
Click here to buy tickets for January 24


Friday, January 25, 7:30 PM
Central Lutheran Church
12th Street at 3rd Avenue, Downtown Minneapolis
$15, $25, $35
Click here to buy tickets for January 25


To buy tickets by telephone, please call 800-838-3006

Printable Poster (PDF)

Pioneer Press Review – Out of Strife comes a memorable ‘Messiah’

The musicians of the SPCO met up with “Messiah” again, as well as with their former music director, Hugh Wolff. It proved an inspiring meeting of musical minds and souls, a sharply focused performance of intensity, energy and technical precision.

Pinchas Zukerman: “Let’s bring music back to Minnesota!” -MinnPost

Click here to read this review from MinnPost video: Behind the scene of our December 2nd concert with Pinchas Zukerman

Click here to view the video

Lockout Continues; St Paul Chamber Orchestra Performs at Fundraising Event- KSTP, 12/3

Click here to view KSTP’s story about our concert with Pinchas Zukerman

SPCO Musicians perform with Accordo- December 3rd, 7:30 pm

Come hear SPCO musicians in Accordo’s “A Tribute to Debussy on his 150th”

Monday, December 3rd, 7:30pm, at Christ Church Lutheran.

Click here to order tickets


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