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 CHAMBER MUSIC FROM THE HEART

Join us for our 48th season of discovering new treasures of chamber music together. Our world-class Minnesota Orchestra musicians perform repertoire you won’t hear anywhere else in the Twin Cities.

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2018–2019 PERFORMANCE SEASON

MUSIC FOR ALL SEASONS — AND TEMPERAMENTS

Are you drawn to specific pieces of music at different times of the year?

This season we’re highlighting the temperaments of each season and the moods that accompany the cycle of the year. From the intense heat and sunlight of long summer days to the candlelit dark evenings of winter, our programs capture internal and external worlds, emotion and atmosphere, and weave them together in profoundly touching ways.

TMO's four Sundin Series concerts take place on October 7th, November 11th, March 3rd (all-inclusive food & wine event), and June 2nd. Detailed program information is listed below. All concerts take place at Sundin Music Hall on the campus of Hamline University (1531 Hewitt Ave, St. Paul 55104) and begin at 3pm. Singly tickets are regularly $30/adults, $10/students, and $60 for the all-inclusive food & wine event.

ORDER NOW AND SAVE: Order your subscription before September 15th and receive and a $30 discount on regularly priced tickets! Only $120 for four of the best chamber music concerts in Minnesota, including a great party to look forward to in February!

 

 

Fall_IconFALL – October 7, 2018
Element: Earth – Cold and Dry
Melancholic Temperament

Sonata da Camera, for Flute, Cello, and Piano, Op. 48 by Gabriel Pierné

Music that basks in the warm glow of late summer sun, and pivots toward the first cool of autumn in the central sarabande.

Changes of Phase, wind quintet by Kenji Bunch

Wry, witty conversations in fall semester philosophy class: amusement in the face of autumns bite.

Piano Quartet No. 3, Op. 60 in C minor by Johannes Brahms

An introspective masterpiece, pondering the melancholy of unattainable love in midlife, evoking lengthening nights and frost in the air.

 

 

 

 

Winter_IconWINTER – November 11, 2018
Element: Water – Cold and Wet
Phlegmatic Temperament

From Far Beyond Chrysanthemums and November Fog for Violin and Piano by Toru Takemitsu

Still air, icy breath and fog in the tree branches. Shades of grey, silver and cool brown, images of hoarfrost and chilled misty woods.

Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola, and Piano by Charles Martin Loeffler

Cold pools, dark saturated colors, and isolation; contemplating cold earth and the brooding darkness to come.

Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A fireside conversation shared among friends while snow falls.

 

 

 

 

Spring_IconSPRING – March 3, 2019

Element: Air – Hot and Moist
Sanguine Temperament

6th Annual Food & Wine Concert

String Trio in B-flat Major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, D 581 by Franz Schubert

Like the first warm caress of early spring sunlight on your cheek sanguine friendship epitomized.

Trio for Oboe, Piano, and Bassoon by Andre Previn

The optimism and humor of jazz signaling the coming vibrancy of spring as the days lengthen and coax us out into the world again.

Nonet in F minor, Op. 2 by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

A rarely heard gem, with the perfect mix of drama and sweeping elegance, like a spring thunderstorm.

 

 

 

Summer_IconSUMMER – June 2, 2019
Element: Fire – Hot and Dry
Choleric Temperament

Duo for Flute and Piano by Aaron Copland

Lazing under a tree on a warm summer afternoon, gazing up through the lush green leaves.

Summer Music for Wind Quintet by Samuel Barber

The ultimate expression of contented, playful summer days.

Septet in F-flat Major, Op. 20 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Perfectly composed panache for the temper of fresh summer breezes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GETTING THERE AND PARKING Sundin Music Hall is located at 1531 Hewitt Avenue on the campus of Hamline University in Saint Paul. Free parking is available one half-block east and NiceRide bikes are available nearby. The Hamline campus is a stop on the new A Line rapid bus route, and is located just blocks north of the Metro Transit Green Line. The hall features curbless entry feet from the door and is accessible for all who wish to hear our music.

All concerts begin at 3:00pm on Sundays at Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University, St. Paul MN 55104. Free parking, NiceRide bikes, and close access to the Metro Transit Green line; Sundin Music Hall is fully ADA accessible. All seats general admission. 

 

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