Julie Albers will officially begin her tenure in the 2015-16 season, but will join the SPCO on stage for eight weeks of the current season, including this weekend.
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As the Ordway renovation continues, the Arts Partnership (which consists of the MN Opera, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Schubert Club) today unveiled the name of the new hall which will replace the former McKnight Theatre. The name? “Concert Hall.” According to a press release, the Read more →
Liquid Music curator Kate Nordstrum is excited about the third season of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s new music concert series. “These works are all new projects, the vast majority of them created specifically for the series,” said Nordtrum who curates the SPCO’s successful new music program. She described the artists being presented as “powerhouses.” Read more →
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has announced its 2014-2015 season, and one of the highlights is not a performance but a move.
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Pianist Jeremy Denk’s had a string of successes lately. On Tuesday the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will name him an artistic partner. Read more →
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra President Bruce Coppock is very excited to have enlisted Patricia Kopatchinskaja as the orchestra’s latest artistic partner. “We are catching the wave,” he says of the young Moldovan violinist who is taking Europe by storm, playing with the London and Berlin Philharmonics. She has only played in the U.S. a couple Read more →
Feeling a little cold this morning? Here’s some good news to warm you up: Minnesota author Kate DiCamillo won her second Newbery Medal this morning. DiCamillo won the medal for her book “Flora & Ulysses.” DiCamillo, who was recently named the Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, won her first Newbery Medal Read more →
The term “difficult year” came up again and again during the annual meeting of the St Paul Chamber Society on Tuesday, but the speakers were all looking to the future. While they all acknowledged that includes financial challenges, by and large what they see is bright. Speaking just before the meeting President and Managing Director Bruce Coppock Read more →
“I was retired for 16 days,” laughed the recently un-retired Tom Kornacker. Tuesday’s announcement of Kornacker’s appointment as special assistant to Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra President Bruce Coppock came out of the blue to many SPCO devotees. The news came just days after Kornacker’s name was on the list of 10 veteran SPCO musicians taking the retirement package included in the SPCO’s recent contract Read more →
Just days after his name was on the list of 10 Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra veterans who took an early retirement package violinist Tom Kornacker will be returning to the SPCO. In a letter this morning SPCO President Bruce Coppock announced Kornacker will become Special Assistant to the President, serving in a number of roles, but perhaps most Read more →