The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah is a cherished tradition for many performers and audience members but is complicated …
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.
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.
Many of the SPCO’s favorite artists and collaborators are included on The New York Times list of “5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Classical Music.” Here are some of our upcoming concerts feature composers from The New York Times list.
Thomas Zehetmair takes the baton on September 13, 14 and 15 to bring to the Twin Cities a weekend of performances that exhibit The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s breadth of emotion, depth of skill and sonic curiosity. The Ordway Concert Hall is set to host the concerts and the SPCO also will live stream the…
Composer-in-Residence Lembit Beecher writes about his work, “The Conference of the Birds.”
As “Race for the Reef” becomes the first family concert in our Concert Library, Erin Jude discusses the SPCO’s partnership with master puppeteer Victor Yerrid.
While the logic that held women back in composition 100 years ago is patently false, systemic biases remain that prevent women from having equal opportunities in the world of classical music. The SPCO’s No Fiction Festival represents some of the work being done to realign those misplaced preferences and celebrate gender equality in music.