After five years in London running that city’s sinfonia, Barry Kempton is returning to St. Paul to lead Minnesota’s oldest arts organization, the Schubert Club.
Kempton succeeds Kathleen van Bergen, who recently began work as the President and CEO of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, Florida.
Prior to serving Chief Executive of the City of London Sinfonia, Kempton spent 11 years with the SPCO as Vice President for Artistic Planning and General Manager.
Kempton will assume his responsibilities sometime after the first of the year.
About the blogger
Marianne Combs has been reporting on the arts in Minnesota since 2000; she first joined MPR in 1993.