On Thursday, Oct. 25 Lyra Baroque Orchestra’s Artistic Director Jacques Ogg holds a master class beginning at 7 p.m. in The Baroque Room (Adults $10, Children and Students Free). This class is open to the public, and all ages are welcome to attend. Classes are casual, and questions are encouraged!
On Friday, Oct. 26 Sarah Jackson and New York-based pianist Melody Fader take audiences on journey with their “Voyage à Paris” concert. Melody will play piano music of Chopin and Debussy, and then Sarah and Melody will join forces for mélodie of Dubussy and Poulenc. Tickets are $10 for seniors/students, $15 general admission and can be purchased online by clicking here.
With elections only a few weeks out, the MN Sinfonia presents “A Musical Tribute to our Election Process” featuring soprano Maria Jette and the Apollo Male Chorus (Free). The first concert takes place Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in St. Paul’s First Covenant Church, followed by another performance on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in Minneapolis’ Basilica of St. Mary. The program includes Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 88, Jay Fishman’s Careless Love: A Song Cycle of Early American Songs and Sam Dennison’s And If Elected.
Also on Friday, The Singers and conductor Matthew Culloton present their “Path of Miracles” concert beginning at 8 p.m. in Minneapolis’ St. Olaf Catholic Church ($25). A second performance takes place on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. in Saint Paul’s Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church. The 65-minute a cappella work recounts the medieval pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela via Roncesvalles (in the foothills of the Pyrennees), Burgos and Leon. Tickets for this event can be purchased by clicking here.
On Saturday, The Lyra Baroque Orchestra presents “Haydn and his Protege,” taking place at Saint Paul’s Olivet Congregational Church at 8 p.m. ($6-23). Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here, or by phone at 1-800-595-4849.
If you can’t make it Saturday’s performance, Lyra also hosts a Family Concert on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. in The Baroque Room. Youth ages 18 and younger get in free, and adult tickets are $10. Purchase online by clicking this link.
There are two youth solo competitions taking place Sunday, Oct. 28 – the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) “Young Soloists Concerto Competition Finals” taking place at 1 p.m. in the SCPO Center, and the Minnesota Youth Symphonies competition beginning at 2 p.m. in Hamline University’s Sundin Hall (Both are free and open to public).
At 4 p.m. Sunday, The Schubert Club showcases violin-piano duo Baiba Skride and Lauma Skride in the Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ. The evening’s program includes Franz Schubert’s Sonatina for Violin and Piano in D Major, D. 384; Béla Bartók’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Sz. 89; Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dances; Karol Szymanowski’s Mythes: Trois Poèmes pour violin et piano, Op. 30; and Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane. There is a pre-concert discussion at 3 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online here, or by calling The Schubert Club at (651) 292-3268.
Also at 4 p.m. on Sunday, the Chamber Music Society of MN presents “Franz Schubert & the Ugly Duckling” featuring the Edina Children’s Choir ($20-25, free for students). The performance takes place at South View Middle School, Dragseth Auditorium and the program includes music from Franz Schubert, Jon Deak, Daniel Kallman and Mozart. Tickets can be purchased online here.
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Pictured: Jacques Ogg; Sarah Jackson; Baiba and Lauma Skride; Maria Jette; Lyra Baroque Orchestra; Matthew Culloton.