Conductor Richard Egarr returns to lead the SPCO

Richard Egarr leads the SPCO in a program including works by Henry Purcell, William Lawes and Joseph Haydn. Courtesy of the artist

February 17, 2022

Richard Egarr returns to lead the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in a delightful program of works from London. Wonderful and surprising harmonies emerge from the strings in works by Henry Purcell and William Lawes. The program also includes Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 101 (The Clock), which earned its nickname for the steady tick-tock accompaniment of the slow movement. Join host Steve Seel for YourClassical MPR’s live broadcast of the concert at 8 p.m. Saturday.


Richard Egarr, conductor
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in B-flat, Op. 3, No. 1
HANDEL: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
PURCELL: Fantasias No. 11 and 13
LAWES: Royal Consort Sett No. 9
HAYDN: Symphony No. 101 (The Clock)