Thursday-Sunday: John Adams' 2007 "Son of Chamber Symphony" is a wry exercise in self-one-upmanship, its Frankenstein analogy absolutely intended. Portuguese conductor Joana Carneiro, who was here in mid-February and looks increasingly like an artistic partner-in-waiting, returns to the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra to lead the work's local premiere. Flanking the Adams are a Dvorak Nocturne for strings and Beethoven's best Piano Concerto, No. 4, with fast-rising Israeli-American soloist Shai Wosner.

  • 7:30 p.m. May 19, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley.
  • 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. May 20, Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Rd., Eden Prairie.
  • 2 p.m. May 22, Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 S. 4th St., Mpls. 651-291-1144 or