Accordo is a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and Minnesota Orchestra. The group has been named “Best Chamber Ensemble” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and “the dream team of chamber music” by Minnesota Monthly. Accordo has been performing since 2008 to consistently sold out audiences.
After five happy years presenting Accordo in mostly sold out concerts at Christ Church Lutheran, we will be moving the series to a bigger venue to accommodate an ever-growing audience. Starting with the 2016-2017 season, Accordo will perform at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue S. at Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.
Accordo is comprised of:
Rebecca Albers, Assistant Principal Viola with the Minnesota Orchestra
Ruggero Allifranchini, Associate Concertmaster of the SPCO
Steven Copes, Concertmaster of the SPCO
Erin Keefe, Concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra
Kyu-Young Kim, Principal Violin of the SPCO
Maiya Papach, Principal Viola of the SPCO
Anthony Ross, Principal Cello of the Minnesota Orchestra
Ronald Thomas, Former Principal Cellist of the SPCO
Monday, November 7, 2016 • Plymouth Congregational Church
Wolf: Italian Serenade
Beethoven: String Quintet in C, Op. 29
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 • Ordway Concert Hall
Back by popular demand! An evening of silent film with original compositions by Stephen Prutsman.
This special concert will feature original music by Stephen Prutsman accompanied by the screening of cinematic masterpiece Sherlock, Jr. plus a newly commissioned work. Stephen Prutsman will join Accordo as the guest pianist for this presentation.
Monday, March 13, 2017 • Plymouth Congregational Church
Beethoven: Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1 #2
Shostakovich: String Quartet #4 in D Major, Op. 83
Schumann: Piano Quintet in Eb Major, Op. 44
Guest artist: Anna Polonsky, piano
Monday, May 15, 2017 • Plymouth Congregational Church
Schumann: Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales), Op. 132
Hindemith: Clarinet Quartet
Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26
Guest artists: Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet & Anna Polonsky, piano
Monday, June 5, 2017 • Plymouth Congregational Church
Mozart: selected Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a
Bach/Sitkovetsky: Goldberg Variations
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