On October 29, 1993, Minnesota Public Radio saved the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra from going out of business with a radiothon. SPCO Artistic Director Kyu-Young Kim says “It’s not hyperbole, just a simple statement of fact.”
SPCO Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Lembit Beecher has been working alongside the orchestra’s Artistic Vision Committee and administrative staff to craft intriguing programs and to push our artistic planning process in new and exciting directions. SPCO Artistic Planning Manager Paul Finkelstein spoke with Beecher about his plans for the residency, which culminates during the 2018.19 season.
Kyu-Young Kim looks forward to his fifth season as both an orchestra member and chief artistic leader.
June 28, 2017 SPCO appoints Matthew Wilson as permanent member
Lembit Beecher will become our composer in residence starting with the 2016-17 season.
Concertmaster Steven Copes describes the preparation and teamwork required when performing a symphony without a conductor.
Violinist Eunice Kim has been named the SPCO’s newest permanent orchestra member. Eunice is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician, and recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music.
Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana has been named the SPCO’s newest permanent member and Principal Violin.