NOTE: This page provides detailed information for the 2018 Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl to be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018. You’re in the right place if you are looking for the most current information about this year’s event.

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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.

Violinist on the go


To download a schedule of the 2018 Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl, including a map, click here.


Saturday, April 28 | 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

THE BAROQUE ROOM • 275 East 4th Street #280

12:00-2:00 P.M. | Bach Society of Minnesota | J. S. Bach—Arias selected from BWV 245, BWV 21, and the Ascension Oratorio
2:00-4:00 P.M. | Twin Cities Early Music Collective | Telemann— Concerto in A Minor for recorder and bass viol
4:00-6:00 P.M. | Flying Forms | J. S. Bach—Aria from the Goldberg Variations and Violin Sonata in G Major
6:00-8:00 P.M. | Eva Beneke, guitar and Catherine Ramirez, flute | Music for flute and guitar by J. S. Bach, Ravel, and Beneke (premiere)

SUMMER STREET PHOTOGRAPHY • 275 East 4th Street #640
12:00-2:00 P.M. | Chamber Music Society of Minnesota student Nicolas Mercure, violin | J. S. Bach—Partita in D Minor for Unaccompanied Violin, BWV 1004 (Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda, and Giga on the hour and Ciaccona on the half hour)
2:00-4:00 P.M. | The Lyra Baroque Orchestra | J. S. Bach—selections from Partita in E Major for Unaccompanied Violin, BWV 1006
4:00-6:00 P.M. | Lumina Women’s Ensemble | Music old and new for unaccompanied women’s voices
6:00-8:00 P.M. | Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra | Music for solo flute

BLACK DOG CAFÉ • 308 East Prince Street
1:00-3:00 P.M. | Renegade Ensemble | Downing— Quantum Sheep; Younge/Butcher— Her Disappearance
3:00-5:00 P.M. | Mill City String Quartet | W. A. Mozart—String Duo No. 2 in Bb Major for Violin and Viola, K. 424 AZ GALLERY • 308 East Prince Street #130
5:00-7:00 P.M. | Twin Cities Lute Cooperative | Music of the Italian Renaissance for solo lute

NAUTILUS MUSIC–THEATER • 308 East Prince Street #190
12:00-2:00 P.M. | Nautilus Music-Theater | Works-in-progress and excerpts drawn from the Nautilus Music-Theater repertory
2:00-4:00 P.M. | Minnesota Opera | Arias by Mozart, Puccini, and Bizet
4:00-6:00 P.M. | Skylark Opera Theatre | Opera and music theater duets about falling in love
6:00-8:00 P.M. | Ladyslipper | Songs by Ginastera, Mompou, Gnattali, and Montsalvatge

STUDIO Z • 275 East 4th Street #200
INN-FEST, a showcase for the American Composers Forum Innova recording label partners with the Classical Music Crawl. Take a look! The schedule is slightly different from other Crawl events.

Co-presented with Zeitgeist, INN-FEST shows the range of ground-breaking composed and improvised music on the Innova label, tied to brand new and recently released albums. From pan-cultural improvisations and laptop-percussion dialogues, to what a saxophone can do in a single breath, and the world of possibilities with a bassoon reed—there’s enough to pique any listener’s curiosity.

American Composers Forum
Zeitgeist (Times approximate)
12:00 Patti Cudd (percussion)
12:20 Gao Hong (pipa) and Issam Rafea (oud)
12:40 Dana Jessen (bassoon)
1:00 Zeitgeist
2:00 Nick Zoulek (saxophone)
2:20 Pat O’Keefe (reeds)
2:40 Zeitgeist
3:00 Gao Hong and Issam Rafea
3:40 Dana Jessen (bassoon)
4:00 Nick Zoulek (saxophone)
4:20 Patti Cudd (percussion)
4:40 Dana Jessen (bassoon)
5:00 Zeitgeist
6:00 Nick Zoulek (saxophone)
6:20 Pat O’Keefe (reeds)
6:40 Zeitgeist
7:00 Dana Jessen (bassoon)
7:20 Nick Zoulek (saxophone)
7:40 Ensemble improv

Crawl Musicians