Posted at 4:07 PM on May 13, 2008
by John Birge
After many years away from New York City, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra returned there last weekend to perform with Dawn Upshaw. The New York Times was impressed, and the New Yorker also weighs in here.
Their concert was almost identical to the program they played in St. Paul a week earlier, which was broadcast live on Classical Minnesota Public Radio. It featured the world premiere of "She Was Here, " Osvolda Golijov's arrangements of Schubert songs. Click here to listen to the intermission feature, in which Dawn and Osvoldo listened to the Schubert songs in their original settings, and explain how they made them their own.
When I lived in New York I passed by Dawn Upshaw in a hallway of the MET. She is really a great singer and I wish her success in her career.