The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra begins their 64th season with a selection of works from different eras in a beautiful and cohesive lineup. Their opening weekend begins with Igor Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite which showcases the solo skills of many of the orchestra’s principal players (side note: Pablo Picasso did the stage design and costumes in the ballet suite). Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson’s ‘Song Form’ from Sinfonietta No. 1 follows with its combination of American romanticism, blues, spirituals and more. To finish the evening, Ludwig van Beethoven’s passionate Symphony No. 7—the second movement of which is commonly played as a stand alone piece—will be played in full.