Music at Wayzata Concert Schedule

Music at Wayzata Concerts
Fall 2018

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra returns for another wonderful season at Wayzata Community Church. Tickets are required. Visit or call 651-291-1144 to order.
Haydn’s Symphony No. 102
Friday, September 21    8:00 p.m.
The SPCO continues its exploration of Haydn’s London symphonies with Symphony No. 102, a lush work written at the peak of Haydn’s symphonic output. Just 12 years earlier, Mozart premiered his Symphony No. 36, written in just four days for the court in Linz, Austria. Another Austrian, Franz Schreker would find his first critical compositional success with his lyrical Intermezzo for strings, written at the turn of the 20th century. Led by SPCO musicians, with Sang Yoon Kim, clarinet.

Mozart’s Haffner Symphony
Friday, November 9    8:00 p.m.
Mozart’s career was often inspired by commissioned composition of incidental music. Both the divertimento and the serenade that later became the Haffner Symphony were intended originally as background music, the former for parties in Salzburg and the latter for the ennoblement of Sigmund Haffner. The reworking of the serenade into a symphony brought Mozart’s voice strongly to the fore, with a commanding sound and inventiveness that demands attention. The Six German Dances are thought to have been composed in less than half an hour for a ball the following day.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14    3:00 P.M.
Program: Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man, Michael Gilbertson: Trumpet Concerto, Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in c minor, Op. 67, Beethoven: Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9. Guest Artist: Manny Laureano, Trumpet. The concert is free, no ticket required. Donations are gratefully accepted. Please join us for a reception following the concert to meet the musicians. 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18    3:00 P.M.
Program: Steve Heitzeg: While We Breathe, We Hope (Fanfare for the Obamas), Tommaso Vitali: Chaccone in g minor, Linda Haugen: Transformations of Darkness and Light*. Featuring WSO Concerto Competition Winner Marion Judish, Violin. The concert is free, no ticket required. Donations are gratefully accepted. Please join us for a reception following the concert to meet the musicians. *Transformations of Darkness and Light was commissioned by the National Kidney Foundation to commemorate fifty years of organ transplantation, and premiered in 2004.

Sunday, October 21    3:00 p.m.
By almost any measure, our ability to communicate has never been easier or more advanced. Yet, as the world grows exponentially smaller with new technologies, the rifts between nations, among communities, and in individual relationships only seem to widen. Exploring our struggle to build meaningful connection in a world that has never been more connected, Alone Together is anchored by a multi-movement setting of a Walt Whitman poem, “We Two”, by Steven Sametz, and also informed by David Lang’s modern exploration of yearning in his “Manifesto”. A brand new, multi-movement commission from Libby Larsen helps to celebrate a reaffirmation of our humanity through communication and a recognition of our universal need for understanding and acceptance. Join Cantus for an introspective look at what it means to connect in our modern world. Visit to purchase tickets.

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