On Friday, Sept. 15, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra artistic partner Richard Egarr kicked off the orchestra’s 65th season with a program featuring music by Vivaldi, Gabrieli and Tippett, as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. Listen to the concert now!
On May 21, 2022, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra artistic partner, violinist, conductor and composer Pekka Kuusisto returned to the Ordway Center for a program featuring music by Cindy Cox, Louise Farrenc and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Listen to the concert now!
Composer and bassist Xavier Foley made his SPCO debut with a program that included his work ‘For Justice and Peace,’ a double concerto for violin and bass that marks 400 years since the arrival of the White Lion, the first ship that brought enslaved Africans to Virginia. Listen now.
Listen to YourClassical MPR’s broadcast of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Oct. 30 concert, featuring pianist Jeremy Denk. The program included pieces by Mozart and a fiendishly difficult and zany string quartet by Sky Macklay.
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra is responding to a recent reckoning in classical music by diversifying its programming with more music by underrepresented composers and composers of color. This weekend’s concerts — which you can hear live at 8 p.m. Saturday on YourClassical MPR — include pieces by 18th-century dynamo Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, and contemporary composer Valerie Coleman.