Tapestry19: Reflections on Home

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SPCO Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Lembit Beecher releases a new musical work featuring an original poem by St. Thomas professor Chris Santiago and interviews with St. Thomas faculty and students.

Date & Time:

Friday, February 22, 2019
8:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Friday, February 22, 2019 (8:00 p.m.); Saturday, February 23, 2019 (8:00 p.m.); Sunday, February 24, 2019 (2:00 p.m.)


Free (for students) to $50.


Ordway Concert Hall

Lembit Beecher

Lembit Beecher

The second weekend of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's (SPCO) Tapestry19 festival is an exploration of the idea of home, featuring a world premiere of Say Home by SPCO Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Lembit Beecher, which uses samples of over 50 interview recordings of Twin Cities community members--including St. Thomas English faculty and students--sharing their reflections about home, along with newly commissioned poetry by University of Saint Thomas professor Chris Santiago.

There are three performances at the St. Paul Ordway Center:

  • Friday, February 22nd at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 23rd at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 24th at 2:00 p.m.

Say Home is the final piece of the concert, which also features Felix Mendelssohn's Sinfonia No. 10 in B Minor for String Orchestra, Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 96, The Miracle, and another commissioned piece titled wherever you go, there you are by 17 year-old Utah native, Maya Miro Johnson. SPCO tickets are free for students and up to $50 for other purchasers. To reserve a seat, visit the SPCO box office.

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