As part of our efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our field, we are using our platform to celebrate the contributions that Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander composers, musicians and artists have made to The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and orchestral music as a whole during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and throughout the rest of the year. Within our efforts to actively include a diverse range of voices in all that we do, the SPCO is committed to the continued commissioning of artists that have been historically underrepresented on our stage and in the works that we play.
We invite you to explore this collection of pieces featuring music by composer Vivian Fung and performances by Kristin Lee, SPCO violinist Nina Tso-Ning Fan, Principal Clarinet Sang Yoon Kim and Principal Viola Maiya Papach.
This playlist is dedicated to the victims of the shootings in Atlanta and to all who have suffered amidst growing anti-Asian racism and hostility in our community and our country. We stand in solidarity with all of our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander colleagues and community members who are in distress and denounce this horrific wave of anti-Asian violence and discrimination.