These concerts are intended for children and their families. Children of all ages will be entertained and excited as they learn about music and participate in these interactive concerts!
Concerts are approximately 45 minutes in length.
The series features composers and performers of local, national, and international prominence. The series offers listeners a rare opportunity to enjoy one of the richest and most varied forms of musical literature. Through imaginative and varied programming, traditional chamber music, jazz, new compositions, and popular music are all available in a context which links rather than separates them.
The Rose Ensemble
“Ancient Harmonies from Medieval Spain”
Friday, March 14, 2014, 5:45 & 7:00pm
Explore the fascinating music from medieval Spain where Christians, Jews and Muslims lived together in a shared, artistic society. Enjoy singing, ancient stories, rhythmic instruments, and experience the rich culture of these faraway lands.
The Ensemble will be singing a cappella and playing a variety of early string and percussion instruments. Interact with the musicians, learn about singing music in different languages and from different cultures, and experience a “petting zoo” with medieval instruments.
The Rose Ensemble is an inventive vocal ensemble working to reach young listeners with the sounds of medieval music and the dramatic telling of ancient stories that speak to today’s world. Singing a cappella and playing a variety of early string and percussion instruments, the Rose Ensemble helps people of all ages to honor our diverse world through an exploration of history, legend, cultures and faith.
Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:45 & 7:00pm
In their program titled “Latin Panorama,” the Mexican-based string quartet brings a world of exciting music from Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica and Argentina to listeners of all ages. Winner of the 2012 Latin Grammy for Best Classical recording, Cuarteto Latinoamericano is known worldwide as the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet. The Cuarteto also created (and heads) an academy in Caracas, Venezuea, which has become a noted training ground for young string quartet players.
Previously this season…
WindSync Woodwind Quintet
“Peter and the Wolf”
Friday, February 21, 2014, 5:45 & 7:00pm
Fresh and energetic, WindSync’s “Peter and the Wolf” program is dramatic and interactive, allowing students of all ages to explore and engage with the music while at the same time learning crucial listening and out-of-the-box thinking skills. WindSync invites students and audiences to join the collaborative, creative process of musical imagination and expression. Explore elements of rhythm, culture, characteristics of the instruments, and the hip, story-telling nature of classical music in a staged and costumed production of Peter and the Wolf!
The Music in the Park Series Family concerts are held at Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter Ave, St Paul, MN 55108, in the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Google Maps
Three-Concert Series: $15
Enjoy all three concerts for only $5 each
Call the Box Office to Subscribe: 651.292.3268
Single Tickets: $7 per concert
Music in the Park Series Family Concerts are supported by the Elmer L. and Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation, the Trillium Family Foundation and the Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation.