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Kyu-Young Kim: Reflections on our Tapestry19 festival

Now that we’re at the midpoint of our first Tapestry Festival, it’s a nice opportunity to pause and reflect on the lead-up to this whole project, celebrate the successes of the first week, and look ahead to the concerts that are to come.

Bach’s “Saint John Passion” in Context

Artistic Director Kyu-Young Kim sat down with conductor Jonathan Cohen and chorus director Matthew Culloton to discuss the dramatic force of Bach’s Saint John Passion, the controversial depiction of Jews in this work, and why it’s important that this work be heard by audiences today.

Q&A: Kate Nordstrum, Liquid Music curator

October 2017 marks the sixth anniversary of our Liquid Music series. Patrick Marschke, an alum of the series team, returned to interview Kate Nordstrom, Liquid Music Curator and Executive Producer of Special Projects at The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Hats (Musical and Otherwise)

Kyu-Young Kim looks forward to his fifth season as both an orchestra member and chief artistic leader.

A ballet and chamber music collaboration

Violinist Maureen Nelson writes about our collaboration with James Sewell Ballet on a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings.