MONDAY PICK | Accordo play classical music in a modern landmark


It might be going a little far to call Minneapolis “a great chamber music town,” but classical music played by small ensembles is enjoying a local renaissance with the opening of St. Paul’s Baroque Room and the happily busy crack team who call themselves Accordo. The group, which includes top players from both the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, can handle a wide range of music; on May 14, they’re presenting a program that ranges from the classical period (Haydn) to the modern period (Ingolf Dahl), with a stop in the late Romantic era (Brahms). The venue for the concert is unmistakably modern: the Saarinens’ landmark Christ Church Lutheran.