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Encyclopedia > Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO), based in St. Paul (the state capital of Minnesota), is the nation's only full-time professional chamber orchestra. As of 2005, it has 35 members. The group has a weekly radio program distributed by American Public Media (the national arm of Minnesota Public Radio), and claim to have 140,000 listeners each week. The program airs in Minnesota on Mondays at 8 PM and is hosted by Michael Barone, who also hosts Pipedreams. The City of Saint Paul State capitol building in Saint Paul Motto: Nickname: Location in Ramsey County, Minnesota Founded Incorporated 1851 1854  County Ramsey County Borough Parrish Mayor Chris Coleman (DFL) Area  - Total  - Water 145. ... State nickname: North Star State, The Land of 10,000 Lakes, The Gopher State Official languages None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Senators Mark Dayton (D) Norm Coleman (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 8. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Public Media logo American Public Media is the brand under which Minnesota Public Radio distributes public radio programming outside of the state of Minnesota. ... Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is a regional public radio network based in the U.S. state of Minnesota that has been broadcasting since 1967. ... Michael Barone is a political expert and commentator. ... Pipedreams is a radio music program produced and distributed by American Public Media. ...


The organization won a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance in 1980 for their 1979 recording of Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring, one of the earliest digital audio recordings to see commercial release. The Grammy Awards (originally the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American... The Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Aaron Copland Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer of concert and film music. ... Appalachian Spring is a musical work by Aaron Copland writteen between 1943–44 as a ballet suite and a later orchestral suite. ... Digital audio describes sound recording and reproduction systems which work by using a digital representation of the audio waveform. ...


Beginning with the 2004-2005 season, the SPCO pioneered a new artistic model by eliminating the position of Music Director and creating several Artistic Partners (which currently includes violinist Joshua Bell). Under this model the musicians are given a much higher degree of artistic control. Joshua Bell Joshua Bell (born December 9, 1967) is an American violinist. ...


Group leadership

Bobby McFerrin has served as Creative Chair since 1994. 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Pinchas Zukerman Pinchas Zukerman (born July 16, 1948) is a noted Israeli violinist, violist and conductor who was appointed Music Director of Ottawas National Arts Centre Orchestra in April 1998. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The conductor Stanisław Skrowaczewski (born October 3, 1923) was born in Lwow, Poland (now Lviv, Ukraine) and became best known for his work with the Minnesota Orchestra. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christopher Jarvis Haley Hogwood (born 10 September 1941) is a well-known British conductor and harpsichordist. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bobby McFerrin (born New York City, March 11, 1950) is a jazz-influenced a cappella vocal performer and conductor. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


Artistic Partners

  • Nicholas McGegan (2004 - Present)
  • Joshua Bell (2004 - Present)
  • Douglas Boyd (2004 - Present)
  • Stephen Prutsman (2004 - Present)
  • Roberto Abbado (beginning with 2005-06 Season)

2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joshua Bell Joshua Bell (born December 9, 1967) is an American violinist. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • MPR: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • APM: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra radio program via streaming audio

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Legacy Recordings - The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (280 words)
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, beginning its 48th season in September 2006, is the nation¿s only full-time professional chamber orchestra and is widely regarded as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world.
Renowned for its artistic excellence and remarkable versatility of musical styles, the SPCO is also recognized for its innovative approach to artistic leadership, musician involvement, and commitment to reaching diverse audiences through performances in eight venues throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.
During the 2005-06 season, two new partnerships were formed with the SPCO: a three-year residency with the University of Chicago and a multi-faceted collaboration with the University of Minnesota School of Music.
Bill McGlaughlin and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (270 words)
Many Saint Paul Sunday fans don't realize that the lightly worn musical erudition Bill McGlaughlin brings each week to the series springs from a number of deep sources.
We were putting together a show with members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for the American Symphony Orchestra League and I'd settled on Appalachian Spring in the original 13-player orchestration, which I've always loved and have conducted many times.
"Copland's instrumentation is unusual; in fact, it was dictated by the size of the space allowed for the orchestra at the premiere, which was given in the auditorium of the Library of Congress.
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