The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has announced that composer and musical commentator Rob Kapilow will join its roster of Artistic Partners next season.
In collaboration with a committee of SPCO musicians and management, Kapilow will develop distinctive, multi-year programming, which will include his trademarked What Makes It Great?. This partnership will commence with an in-depth exploration of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, and extends across three seasons with future collaborations to be announced at a later date.
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For over 20 years, Rob Kapilow has brought the joy and wonder of classical music — and unraveled some of its mysteries — to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Characterized by his unique ability to create an "a-ha" moment for his audiences and collaborators, whatever their level of musical sophistication or naiveté, Kapilow's work brings music into people's lives: opening new ears to musical experiences and helping people to listen actively rather than just hear.
In 2004, the SPCO transferred broad artistic responsibilities from a music director to the SPCO musicians and an intentionally diverse group of Artistic Partners. Their current roster of Artistic Partners consists of American pianist Jeremy Denk, Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst, Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto, and British multi-instrumentalist and Baroque specialist Jonathan Cohen. Past Artistic Partners include violinist Thomas Zehetmair, pianist Christian Zacharias, conductor Roberto Abbado, pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, conductor Douglas Boyd, violinist Joshua Bell, conductor Nicholas McGegan, and pianist and composer Stephen Prutsman.
"An educator, motivational speaker, and game show host, all rolled up in one…Rob Kapilow's insightful and entertaining programs…often bring moments of revelation to even the most seasoned aficionados."— Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe
For more information about Rob Kapilow contact Marcos Cuevas.