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About the Music Crawl

On Saturday, October 10, 2015 the Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl took place in Lowertown, Saint Paul. 28 groups representing virtually all of classical music in the city of Saint Paul performed for 8 hours in 10 different venues. All groups performed 15 minute sets 4 times each for a grant total of 112 performances! The event, free to the public, was a great success with 1000’s of attendees hearing Saint Paul’s talented and diverse classical music scene.

Read on to learn more – everything below is exactly what was posted online leading up to the event. Check it out to get a feeling for what it was like to attend the Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl.




Attending the Classical Music Crawl

Attending the Classical Music Crawl is FREE and no registration is necessary. Just show up to any mini-concerts you would like and enjoy!

If you would like to sign up for a Guided Tour of the our city’s classical music scene with an on-air Classical MPR radio host read on below. Also below is a complete schedule of performances with locations, addresses, groups, times, and repertoire.

Classical MPR Guided Tours

MPR Tour 1





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
This schedule is slightly different than the one printed in ads in the Saint Paul Art Crawl Catalog and The Baroque Room brochure. This schedule is the correct one.

12:00 p.m. Steve Staruch FULL!
1:00 p.m. Andrea Blain
2:00 p.m. Tesfa Wondemagegehu FULL!
3:00 p.m. Steve Staruch
4:00 p.m. Julie Amacher
5:00 p.m. Mindy Ratner
6:00 p.m. Tesfa Wondemagegehu

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.

Flying Brass Players


To download the Classical Music Crawl Schedule, including a map, click here.

Saturday, October 10 | 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 Music Listed Below

SAINT PAUL UNION DEPOT • 214 East 4th Street

12:00–2:00 P.M. | Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra | Music for string quartet
2:00–4:00 P.M. | Apollo Master Chorale | Renaissance, Baroque, and Contemporary choral masterworks for four voices
4:00–6:00 P.M. | The Schubert Club | Music for string quintet by The Schubert Club guest ensemble Sybarite5
6:00–8:00 P.M. VocalEssence | Folk songs, spirituals, madrigals and glees for four voices

THE SHOW ART GALLERY • 253 East 4th Street
4:00–6:00 P.M. | Lumina Women’s Ensemble | Music by local composers for a capella women’s quartet
6:00–8:00 P.M. | Ensemble Sprezzatura | Music from the Italian and Spanish Renaissance for baroque violin, viola da gamba, baroque harp, and lirone

THE BAROQUE ROOM • 275 East 4th Street #280
12:00–2:00 P.M. | Glorious Revolution Baroque | Monteverdi/Handel/Luzzaschi—Arias for one or two sopranos and harpsichord
2:00–4:00 P.M. | Cerulean Fire | Bach/Handel/Geminiani—Selections from sonatas for violin and harpsichord
4:00–6:00 P.M. | Bach Society of Minnesota | Music from the Baroque for solo harpsichord
6:00–8:00 P.M. | Consortium Carissimi | Graziani— Sacred music for multiple voices and organ

STUDIO Z • 275 East 4th Street #200
12:00–2:00 P.M. | Renegade Ensemble | Michael Betz—Indra’s Ear for baritone and piano; David Lang—Song Without Words for trumpet and piano
3:00–5:00 P.M. | Zeitgeist | Stacey Bowers—Pattern Studio No. 2; Pat O’Keefe—Hello Cleveland

GOLDEN’S • 275 East 4th Street #102
12:00–2:00 P.M. | Saint Paul Conservatory of Music Renaissace Band | Popular tunes from the Renaissance for recorder and viola da gamba band
2:00–4:00 P.M. | Minnesota Sinfonia | Mozart—Divertimento in D; Nielson—Quartet in g for string quartet
5:00–7:00 P.M. | The WolfGang | Chamber music for oboe, violin and fortepiano including C.P.E. Bach—Sonata in g for oboe Unfortunately, The WolfGang is not available to play. Instead, Charles Asch, cello will perform virtuoso solo cello works by Giuseppe Dall’Abaco, J. S. Bach, and Francesco “Franciscello” Alborea

BLACK DOG COFFEE AND WINE BAR • 308 East Prince Street
1:00–3:00 P.M. | Chamber Music Society of Minnesota Student Ensemble | Ives—Andante for string quartet
3:00–5:00 P.M. | Pavia Wind Quintet | Paul Nagle—The Roaring Twenties; Nielsen—Humorous Bagatelles for wind quintet

AZ GALLERY • 308 East Prince Street #130
2:00–4:00 P.M. | Musica Glorifica | Bach—Partita in d for solo violin
4:00–6:00 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. | Minnesota Opera | Various arias from the operatic repertoire
2:00–4:00 P.M. | Skylark Opera | Classic works from opera, operetta and music theater
4:00–6:00 P.M. | The Musical Offering | Poulenc— Sonata for flute and piano
6:00–8:00 P.M. | Nautilus Music-Theater | Excerpts drawn from the Nautilus Music-Theater repertory

SWEET 317 • 308 East Prince Street #317
12:00–2:00 P.M. | American Composers Forum/The Dream Songs Project | Commissioned music by local composers for voice and guitar
2:00–4:00 P.M. | Ladyslipper Ensemble | Songs from the Baroque for voice, lute, and viola da gamba
4:00–6:00 P.M. | The Lyra Baroque Orchestra | Telemann/Leclair—Duos for baroque violins
6:00–8:00 P.M. | Eva Beneke, guitar | Bach/Rodrigo— Solo works for classical guitar

6:00–8:00 P.M. | Flying Forms | Platti—Trio in A for baroque violin, baroque cello, and harpsichord
8:00–9:30 P.M. | Final Set/Gathering with assorted participants from the Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl

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

Crawl Musicians