Saint Paul Classical


Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl

The Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl highlights the Saint Paul, MN professional classical music scene. On Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1:00-7:00 P.M. come to Lowertown in downtown Saint Paul to hear over 15 mini-concerts featuring virtually the city's entire classical music scene!

2019 Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl

Attending the Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl
Attending the Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl is FREE and no registration is necessary. Just show up to whichever mini-concerts you would like and have a good time!

Read on below for a full event schedule with venue addresses, performers, concert times, and repertoire.


CLASSICAL MPR GUIDED TOURS

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 info@thebaroqueroom.com requesting a time slot. Once tours are full they will marked above.


SAINT PAUL CLASSICAL MUSIC CRAWL
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

Groups and Venues

Listed below are the participants of the 2019 Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl. Click their names to learn more on their websites.

Groups
American Composers Forum
Bach Society of Minnesota
Cerulean Fire
Chamber Music Society of Minnesota
Flying Forms
Ladyslipper Ensemble
Lyra Baroque Orchestra
Mill City String Quartet
Minnesota Opera
Minnesota Sinfonia
Nautilus Music Theater
Pavia Wind Quintet
RenegadeEnsemble
Skylark Opera Theatre
Twin Cities Lute Cooperative
Zeitgeist

Venues
AZ Gallery
The Baroque Room
Black Dog Café
Nautilus Music Theater
Northwestern Building Suite 782
Studio Z

Directions, Parking, and Food

Directions

From the West: Head east on I-94 into downtown St. Paul and take the 7th Street exit. At the end of the exit ramp, go straight to stay on Wall Street and head towards 4th Street East.

From the East: Head west on I-94 into downtown St. Paul and take the 6th Street exit. When the ramp splits, go to the left, following the signs for 6th Street. At the stoplight turn left onto Wall Street. Follow Wall Street to 4th Street East.

From the South: Head north on I-35E into downtown St. Paul, and then merge onto I-94 East in downtown St. Paul. Take the 7th Street exit. At the end of the exit ramp, go straight to stay on Wall Street and head towards 4th Street East.

From the North: Head south on I-35E into downtown St. Paul and take the Wacouta Street exit. Go straight on Wacouta Street and head towards 4th Street East.

Parking

Here are some ideas for parking in Lowertown:

Choose where you will park using this map - click here.

There are many ramps and surface lots available in Lowertown and downtown Saint Paul. Many accept credit cards and some are cash only where you put your cash in a provided envelope and write down information about your car. We recommend any of the lots listed on the map bordered by Jackson Street, 6th Street East, Kellogg Boulevard, and Highway 52.

If you have time, find a parking meter – there are many meters, but they are often taken. There are many parking meters around Lowertown and you can use a credit card or quarters to pay for them. To see a map of downtown Saint Paul parking meters click here. NOTE: Meters near the Farmers Market will not accept payment on Saturdays until 1:00 P.M. – until then they are free! Check your meter to see if it is a Farmers Market meter.

Take public transit – then you won’t have to park in downtown at all! The Green Line light rail stops at the Union Depot in the heart of Lowertown and the Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl. For more information about the light rail click here. There are also many bus stops on site or within blocks of the Music Crawl. For more information about riding the bus in Saint Paul click here.

Food
Lowertown is filled with great places to eat. Here is a list of restaurants close to the Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl.

On 4th Street between Sibley and Broadway Streets:
Java Express
Black Dog Café
Kyatchi

On 5th Street just north of the Farmers Market:
Saint Dinette
Big River Pizza
OCTO Fishbar
Salty Tart
Birch's Lowertown

Also nearby:
Barrio Lowertown
Bulldog Lowertown
Ox Cart Ale House

Contact

To contact Saint Paul Classical with questions or to sign up for an MPR tour please send an email to info@thebaroqueroom.com or fill out the form below.