Bach’s  Saint Matthew Passion

How would audiences in Bach’s time have experienced the composer’s great masterpiece? Conductor Paul McCreesh and the SPCO’s Kyu-Young Kim and Charles Ullery preview a performance that features one performer per vocal part, an approach supported by recent scholarship.


How Julie Albers found her cello

Principal Cellist Julie Albers found her perfect cello when she wasn’t expecting it.


Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Christian Zacharias, Edo de Waart, and Patrick Castillo discuss Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, an epic Romantic work that is rarely performed by chamber orchestras.

Beethoven’s Eroica  Symphony

Edo de Waart and Patrick Castillo discuss Beethoven’s groundbreaking third symphony, featured on Opening Weekend 2012 programs.

Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen

The SPCO’s Edo de Waart and Patrick Castillo discuss Richard Strauss’ masterpiece, Metamorphosen.

Michael Israelievitch on MacMillan’s Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

Michael Israelievitch recalls the first time he heard James MacMillan’s Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, a concerto for percussion and orchestra. He performed the work on April 26 and 28, 2012.

Bach’s Art of Fugue

Patrick Castillo, SPCO Director of Artistic Planning, discusses Bach’s last work.

SPCO Musicians on TPT’s mn original

Cellist Josh Koestenbaum

Associate Concertmaster Ruggero Allifranchini