New festival, 5 premieres in SPCO's next season; 'Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax' to open at CTC

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Pamela Espeland For its 60th season – 125 concerts starting on Sept. 7 and ending Sunday, June 9, 2019 – the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will launch a new biennial festival, give five world premieres, join Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre on stage at Northrop, play a program of American music on Thanksgiving weekend and present numerous works by living composers.Continuing with its five-year Beethoven/5 commissioning project with pianist Jonathan Biss, the orchestra will give the world premiere of a new piano concerto by Caroline Shaw, the youngest-ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. A composer, violinist and singer, she has collaborated with Kanye West. The SPCO will play more dates at Icehouse and the Turf Club; those...

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New festival, 5 premieres in SPCO's next season; 'Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax' to open at CTC

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