October 1, 2022
Ordway programming inside out at Rice Park
Join us for a free livestream of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra with pianist Conrad Tao projected into Rice Park. From 7:00–8:00 PM, grab some food and a drink, and stake out your spot for this free, un-ticketed event. Be sure to bring a chair or a blanket to sit on as well. The music starts at 8:00 PM with the SPCO and Conrad Tao performing music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and more!
Ordway Inside Out is a presentation of the Arts Partnership (Minnesota Opera, the Ordway, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Schubert Club) in coordination with the Saint Paul Downtown Alliance helping to create access to the Ordway.
RSVPs are encouraged.
This event is free and open to the public. Walk-ups also welcome.
About the concert
Conrad Tao Plays Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24
Pianist and composer Conrad Tao makes his SPCO debut in a program built around Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s monumental Piano Concerto No. 24. A Renaissance madrigal by Carlo Gesualdo, a sunny keyboard concerto by C.P.E. Bach, and a cryptic work for viola and piano by Morton Feldman are like a twisting labyrinth of darkness and light that anticipates the harmonic instability and searching quality of Mozart’s concerto. Ruth Crawford-Seeger’s Music for Small Orchestra frames this journey with a slow, pensive descent into the dark maze and a roguish finale that climbs towards a window of light.