On Thursday, Oct. 18, The Schubert Club Courtroom Concerts continue with a celebration of Dominick Argento’s 85th birthday. The free concert begins at noon in the Landmark Center and features Argento’s Miss Manners on Music, Three Sonnets of Petrarch, and Cabaret Songs. Plan to arrive early as seating is limited and first come first served.
Also on Thursday, the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra welcome revered former music director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski to the podium of the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium for their season-opening fundraising performance ($15-40). The program features principal cellist Tony Ross in Dvorak’s Cello Concerto and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, and replaces the opening night concerts cancelled by the Minnesota Orchestral Association, which has also cancelled concerts through Nov. 25. The musicians scheduled this concert on their own as “a celebration of the 110-year legacy of world-class artistry our community has built and supported in the Minnesota Orchestra.” You can order tickets through this link or by calling (800) 514-3849 ext. 2.
On Friday, Oct. 19, VocalEssence presents their “Romance in E minor” performance featuring the German romantics Mendelssohn, Brahms and Bruckner ($10-30). Guest conductor Helmuth Rilling leads this performance taking place Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Tickets for this performance can be purchased online here.
On Saturday, Oct. 20 Exultate opens their 17th season with their “Fall Chamber Classics” concert ($20). The program includes the ”Pauken” Mass – The Mass in Time of War by Franz Joseph Haydn; Johann Sebastian Bach’s Violin Concerto in A Minor; Tomaso Albinoni’s Concerto for Two Trumpets as well as other works. Saturday’s performance begins at 7:30 PM in Richfield’s St. Richards Catholic Church, and another performance takes place Sunday at 4 p.m. in Minneapolis’ Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church. Purchase tickets online by clicking on this link.
On Sunday, Oct. 21 the Saint Paul Civic Symphony and music director Jeffrey Stirling presents “Fantastic Tales.” The program includes Weber’s Overture to “Der Freischutz,” Schumann’s Piano Concerto featuring soloist Timothy Lovelace, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. The performance begins at 1 p.m. in the Landmark Center and is free and open to the public.
On Tuesday, Oct. 21 The Schubert Club presents Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, performing at 7:30 p.m. in the Sundin Music Hall ($12-20). The evening’s program includes J.S. Bach’s Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, Bach’s Allemande from Suite no. 6 for Unaccompanied Cello, G.P. Telemann’s Concerto in E minor for Flute & Recorder, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 5, and Vivaldi’s La Follia (Madness). Tickets can be purchased online here.
On Thursday, Oct. 25 acclaimed vocal ensemble group Cantus performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Cowles Center ($10-25). The program features a mix of sacred, classical and folk music along with the premiere of “A Source of Light” by Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz.
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Pictured: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski; Helmuth Rilling; Exultate; Apollo’s Fire.; Cantus; Dominick Argento.