ALERT! If you are looking for the 2018 Crawl schedule you are on the wrong page. Click here to get information about this year’s event.


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!

If you are interested in signing up for a Classical MPR guided tour read on below. Also read on for a full event schedule with venue addresses, performers, concert times, and repertoire.

Classical MPR Guided Tours

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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!

All tours start at the Saint Paul Union Depot inside the Waiting Room. Tours begin at ten minutes before the hour and last for two hours. Group limit is ten people per tour.

Tour Schedule
12:00 p.m.  Elena See
1:00 p.m.  Valerie Kahler
2:00 p.m.  Mindy Ratner
3:00 p.m.  Scott Blankenship
4:00 p.m.  Steve Staruch
5:00 p.m.  Mindy Ratner
6:00 p.m. Michael Barone

Want to take one or more MPR Guided Tours? Registration is easy – just send an email to and we’ll add you to the list. Make sure to say which time slot you want to sign up for. If any tours fill up we’ll announce that information right here in this space.

If you are reading this the night before or on the day of the Crawl and a tour you would like to join isn’t marked as full, feel free to show up to the Depot at that time to participate in the tour.

Crawl Musicians


To download a schedule of the 2016 Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl, including a map, click here.


Saturday, October 15 | 12:00–8:00 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


SAINT PAUL UNION DEPOT • 214 East 4th Street
12:00—2:00 P.M. | Apollo Master Chorale | Choral works by Orlando di Lasso, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Claudio Monteverdi, Timothy Takach, and Abbie Betinis
2:00—4:00 P.M. | Glorious Revolution | Favorites from Glorious Revolution’s choral repertoire
4:00—6:00 P.M. | Bach Society of Minnesota | J. S. Bach—Lobet den Herrn
6:00—8:00 P.M. | VocalEssence | Folk songs, spirituals, madrigals, and glees for four voices

THE BAROQUE ROOM • 275 East 4th Street #280
12:00—2:00 P.M. | Skylark Opera Theatre | Selections from master songwriter Stephen Sondheim
2:00—4:00 P.M. | The Schubert Club/Hill House Chamber Players | Schumann—Allegro brilliante and Scherzo, Piano Quintet, Opus 44
4:00—6:00 P.M. | The Lyra Baroque Orchestra | Leclair—Deuxième récréation de musique, Op. 8
6:00—8:00 P.M. | The WolfGang | Beethoven—excerpts from Piano trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1 (performed on fortepiano)

STUDIO Z • 275 East 4th Street #200
1:00—3:00 P.M. | Zeitgeist | Martin Bresnick—excerpts from Pine Eyes
4:00—6:00 P.M. | Renegade Ensemble | Contemporary chamber music for voice, clarinet, and trumpet

GOLDEN’S • 275 East 4th Street #102
12:00—2:00 P.M. | Mill City String Quartet | Works for string quartet by Arriaga, Mendelssohn, and Mozart
2:00—4:00 P.M. | Ladyslipper | Music of French, English, German, and Italian seventeenth-century masters
4:00—6:00 P.M. | Minnesota Sinfonia | Music for string quartet by Mozart and Tchaikovsky

BLACK DOG COFFEE AND WINE BAR • 308 East Prince Street
1:00—3:00 P.M. | Chamber Music Society of Minnesota Student Ensemble | Prokofiev— Andante Cantabile, Allegro, Violin sonata for two violins, Op. 56; Sarasate—Navarra, Op. 33
3:00—5:00 P.M. | Pavia Wind Quintet | Sobeck— Adagio cantabile, Allegro molto, Quintet No. 1, Op. 9; Zemlinsky—Humoreske

AZ GALLERY • 308 East Prince Street #130
12:00—2:00 P.M. | Twin Cities Lute Cooperative | Music from the Early Italian Renaissance for solo 6-course lute

NAUTILUS MUSIC–THEATER • 308 East Prince Street #190
12:00—2:00 P.M. | The Musical Offering | Music for winds and piano by Barraine and Lalliet
2:00—4:00 P.M. | Nautilus Music-Theater | Excerpts drawn from the Nautilus Music-Theater repertory
4:00—6:00 P.M. | Minnesota Opera | A highlight reel of arias drawn from the operatic canon
6:00—8:00 P.M. | Cerulean Fire | Dance music for solo violin by Telemann, Bach, and Corigliano

12:00—2:00 P.M. | Flying Forms | J. S. Bach—Sonata for violin and harpsichord in G Major, BWV 1019
2:00—4:00 P.M. | American Composers Forum/Sumunar Gamelan Ensemble | Chamber music for classical gamelan ensemble
4:00—6:00 P.M. | Lumina Women’s Ensemble | Music for a capella women’s quartet
6:00—8:00 P.M. | Consortium Carissimi | Dowland—music for voices and lute

The Frederic Chopin Society Artistic Director Tadeusz Majewski will have a table from 2:00–4:00 p.m. at The Baroque Room.

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