The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music Presents Early Music Day

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The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music announces upcoming events, including Early Music Day on March 9.

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music will present the seventh annual Early Music Day on March 9. “L’arte del suonare: The Art of Playing,” an all day festival of Early Music playing will begin at 9 a.m. and culminates in a 4:00 p.m. performance as part of Lyra’s Family Concert series in downtown St. Paul at The Baroque Room at 275 East 4th St., Suite 280 in the Lowertown neighborhood.

Professionals, amateurs and enthusiasts of all ages will convene to celebrate early music through participation in a performance of works by Corelli, Vivaldi and more. Music from Italy, England and Germany explore the country styles and their unique way of experiencing the world.

Featured artists at Early Music Day include Baroque Strings, directed by Jin Kim, assisted by violinist Marc Levine; Recorder Orchestra, directed by Mary Halverson Waldo; and Renaissance Band, directed by Ginna Watson. The festival is directed by Julie Elhard.

Early Music Day is just one of several related events that are taking place in the coming months. Lyra will present a Happy 300th Birthday, CPE Bach! Concert at 7:30 p.m. March 7 at the Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester and at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at Olivet Congregational Church in St. Paul. Tickets are available for $10 to Early Music Day participants. Contact Tami Morse at 651-321-2214 to find out more.

An SPCM Coffee Concert featuring the Baroque Trio will be held at noon Wednesday, April 2 at The Baroque Room. There is no charge to attend. Kim will perform on baroque violin and by joined by Paul Boehnke on harpsichord and Elhard on viola da gamba.

SPCM, in partnership with Twin Cities Recorder Guild, will present Vicki Boeckman in concert on Saturday, April 19, at The Baroque Room. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with special guests Boehnke, Clea Galhano and Joan Griffith, who will play guitar. Tickets are $20 for seniors and $10 for students. Boeckman will also host a workshop at The Baroque Room from 1-4 p.m. Tickets are $35 for members of TCRG, $45 for non-members and $20 for students.

Those with question or who want more information about these events can contact the SPCM by calling 651-224-2205 or visiting

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The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music is a music education center offering a wide range of musical instruction for all ages, in both individual and group settings. The faculty is of the highest caliber, including artists/teachers with well-established reputations. The Conservatory has systematically developed a music program with demanding, yet age-appropriate expectations, with the ability to effectively teach the youngest of students as well as prepare those seeking to become music majors. They are also able to meet the needs of students who are lifelong learners of music and music appreciation.

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