St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performs at the Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota.Paul Crosby

December 12, 2022

On this week’s episode of SymphonyCast guest host, Steve Seel features the SPCO and welcomes back beloved Artistic Partner Pekka Kuusisto with a varied and colorful program. Cindy Cox’s new work for the SPCO was inspired by photographs of remote and endangered geographic locales captured with an antique camera. After the horrors of World War I, Ralph Vaughan Williams sought to capture a simpler time with his famous tone poem for violin and chamber orchestra, a work that shares with Cox a sense of fragility about the natural world. Louise Farrenc’s little-known but masterful ‘Symphony No. 3’ brings this concert to a dramatic conclusion.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

CINDY COX: Dreaming a World’s Edge
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Lark Ascending

Hour 2

FARRENC: Symphony No. 3