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Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl

  • The Baroque Room 275 East 4th Street Suite #280 Saint Paul, MN 55118 USA (map)

The Baroque Room
Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl

For the fourth time, The Baroque Room hosts the Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl!

Come to Lowertown to hear inspiring musical performances, see beautiful art, and eat fantastic food. We're excited for another great day of concerts featuring virtually the entire Saint Paul classical music scene and look forward to seeing you there!

FIFTEEN-MINUTE PERFORMANCES on the hour and half hour. Each group will perform four times. With CLASSICAL MPR GUIDED TOURS!

Read on below for a full schedule of mini-concerts taking place on Saturday, April 27 from 1:00-7:00 P.M. during the Saint Paul Art Crawl.

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1:00 P.M. Steve Staruch
2:00 P.M. John Birge
3:00 P.M. Andrea Blain

Meet your favorite Classical Minnesota Public Radio on-air host for a tour of the Saint Paul classical music scene. Hear and learn about your guide’s favorite ensembles and the music they will be playing. Tours begin at ten minutes before the hour, between 1:00–3:00 p.m., and last for 1.5 hours. Group limit is ten people per tour and all tours will begin at The Baroque Room.

To sign up for a tour send an email to requesting a time slot. Once tours are full they will marked above.

Saturday, April 27 | 1:00–7:00 P.M.

  • All performances will feature one 15-minute set of music repeated 4 times.

  • All performances will be on the hour and half hour (ex. 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m.)

  • Performers, Venues, and Repertoire Listed Below

THE BAROQUE ROOM • 275 East 4th Street #280

1:00–3:00 P.M. | Flying Forms | J. S. Bach—Organ Trio Sonata in D Minor, BWV 527
3:00–5:00 P.M. | Cerulean Fire | Spring inspired Baroque music by J. Walther, J. P. Westoff, and H. Biber
5:00–7:00 P.M. | Bach Society of Minnesota | Grounded in Nature—An “environmental” program with music by J. S. Bach, Handel, Hirabayashi, and Rameau

STUDIO Z • 275 East 4th Street #200
1:00–3:00 P.M. | Zeitgeist | Newly commissioned works by Zeitgeist
3:00–5:00 P.M. | Pavia Wind Quintet | Debussy— Suite No. 1, I. Minstrels, III. Cakewalk, arr. Norman Hallam; Poulenc—Novelette, arr. Geoffrey Emerson; Rota—Petite Offrande Musicale
5:00–7:00 P.M. | American Composers Forum: deVon dVRG Gray & Joe Horton | Beats, Bassoon, & Busting up the classical rep

NORTHWESTERN BUILDING SUITE 782 • 275 East 4th Street #782
1:00–3:00 P.M. | Ladyslipper | French lute and viol music of the seventeenth century by Lambert, Sainte Colombe, Gaultier, and de Visée
3:00–5:00 P.M. | Chamber Music Society of Minnesota Student Ensemble: Odyssey String Quartet | Haydn—String Quartet Op. 77, No. 1, IV. Finale: Presto; Caroline Shaw—Entr’acte (Minuet & Trio)
5:00–7:00 P.M. | RenegadeEnsemble | Jordan Noble— Nocturnes; Katerina Gimon—Rain on a Tin Roof

BLACK DOG CAFÉ • 308 East Prince Street
1:00–3:00 P.M. | Minnesota Sinfonia Quartet | Mozart— Divertimento in D; Glazunov—Interludium in Modo Antico
3:00–5:00 P.M. | Mill City String Quartet | Mozart—Selections from Divertimento in Eb Major for String Trio, K. 563

AZ GALLERY • 308 East Prince Street #130
1:00–3:00 P.M. | Twin Cities Lute Cooperative: Phillip Rukavina, 10-course lute | Individual dances and dance suites from the early Baroque Era by Nicolas Vallet, Michelagnolo Galilei, and Giovanni Zamboni
3:00–5:00 P.M. | Lyra Baroque Orchestra: Tulio Rondón, baroque cello | J. S. Bach— Suite for Unaccompanied Cello No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009

NAUTILUS MUSIC–THEATER • 308 East Prince Street #190
1:00–3:00 P.M. | Skylark Opera Theatre | Performances of music including opera, operetta, and music theater
3:00–5:00 P.M. | Nautilus Music-Theater | Works-in-progress and excerpts drawn from the Nautilus Music-Theater repertory
5:00–7:00 P.M. | Minnesota Opera | Arias from Verdi’s La Traviata, Massenet’s Thaïs, and Mozart’s Don Giovanni