Upshaw extends stay as Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra artistic partner

Posted on: February 16, 2010

Friday (2/12) on the Minnesota Public Radio website , Euan Kerr reports, “World-renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw will stay with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for an additional three years. Instead of having a music director, the SPCO has a rotation of five Artistic Partners who work with the orchestra several times a year. Upshaw said she is excited about being invited back, and for future collaborations. ‘It’s a unique situation here, the potential for this kind of relationship between a performer, and artists and the entire ensemble,’ she said. ‘I wish that there were more organizations that used this model.’ … She said working with the orchestra a number of times a year allows greater understanding, and she wants to build on that. … Upshaw, who joined the SPCO as an artistic partner in 2007, will stay until at least the 2012-2013 season. She has performed a world premiere commission of new music in each of the three years of her SPCO tenure so far, and will continue that over the next three seasons.”

Posted February 16, 2010