St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Coppock to retire; Kim and Limbacher will head new team

Posted on: October 29, 2015

In Wednesday’s (10/28) Star Tribune (Minneapolis), Graydon Royce writes that in January Bruce Coppock, president and managing director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, will retire and “be replaced by a new team that represents both a shift to a more traditional dual-leadership model and a radical change. Violinist Kyu-Young Kim, who has served as senior artistic adviser for the past two years, will become artistic director…. Jon Limbacher, head of development at the Cleveland Orchestra and a former SPCO executive, will become president and managing director.” In April 2013, Kim “become a senior artistic adviser, while still occupying the principal second violinist chair. He will continue to play with the ensemble…. Kim will continue many of his current duties but will also pick up from Coppock’s portfolio the responsibility for recording, commissioning, touring, and recruitment of artistic partners. He will report to the board of directors…. Limbacher … served as SPCO vice president and chief operating officer from 2000 to 2012. During that time he spearheaded the orchestra’s vision for attracting audience and donors. It lowered ticket prices, instituted a $5 per month membership program and expanded its schedule of performances in neighborhood and suburban venues. The program is credited with increasing attendance.”

Posted October 29, 2015

Pictured: Jon Limbacher (left) and Kyu-Young Kim (right) will share leadership of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Photos: SPCO