Poster Anne Marie McDermott
Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott led the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in a program featuring music by Rogerson, Chausson and Poulenc.

Listen: Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott leads SPCO in Chausson, Poulenc and Rogerson

On Saturday, April 6, pianist Anne-Marie McDermott reunited with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra for the first time since the 2022 Bravo! Vail Music Festival in Colorado. The concert featured the world premiere of Chris Rogerson’s Samaa', a new expansion of his work by the same name that was previously recorded in Colorado, as well as two chamber works by French composers that showcase the piano in chamber ensembles — an impressionistic concerto with strings by Ernest Chausson and a sextet with winds by Francis Poulenc that pendulates between liveliness and elegy. Listen to the concert now!


St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

FRANCIS POULENC: Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet
ERNEST CHAUSSON: Concerto for Piano, Violin and String Quartet

* World premiere

Previous concerts

Listen: SPCO presents world premiere of Stefan L. Smith's 'My Young Friend' for orchestra

Although Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings headlined the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s program on March 9 involving intimate works for chamber orchestra, a new arrangement of Stefan L. Smith’s My Young Friend was at its heart. The work was originally composed as a duet for bassoon and piano (commissioned by the Colburn School for SPCO principal bassoon Andrew Brady) and inspired by original poetry by Brady’s grandmother, but on Saturday, March 9, the SPCO performed the world premiere of the orchestrated version it commissioned. Listen to the concert now!

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra - March 9, 2024


Timothy Lovelace, conductor
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Andrew Brady, bassoon

JULIA PERRY (ARR. ROGER ZAHAB) Prelude for Strings
STEFAN L. SMITH My Young Friend for Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra (SPCO commission)
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Records from a Vanishing City for Chamber Orchestra
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings

Upcoming concert broadcasts

Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony with Gábor Takács-Nagy
Saturday, June 8, 2024, 7 p.m.

Gábor Takács-Nagy, conductor
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Steven Copes, violin

ALBAN BERG: Violin Concerto
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)

Artist Interviews

Host Steve Seel speaks to McGill about the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra concert and upcoming projects in his career. Listen below!

Anthony McGill Interview - St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

For more information regarding St. Paul Chamber Orchestra concerts, visit their official website.

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