Barry Kempton: Home is Where the Art Is
February 14, 2012
St. Paul, Minn. —
The Schubert Club, Minnesota oldest arts organization, has a new Director. Barry Kempton's gracious accent reveals his English roots. But Kempton is no stranger to Minnesota. He spent eleven years as Artistic Planner and General Manager of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Now, after five years in England running the London Sinfonia, Kempton is back in Minnesota as the Schubert Club's Artistic and Executive Director.
Kempton arrived just in time to announce the Schubert Club's 130th anniversary 2012-13 Season, a fabulous line-up that includes recitals by Karita Mattila, Stephen Hough, and Anne-Sophie Mutter. Kempton and I talked about the new season, and Kempton's ideas for the next chapter in the Schubert Club's amazing history.
Listen to the Stream
St. Matthew Passion
Johann Sebastian Bach
Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus; Academy for Ancient Music Berlin; Berlin State and Cathedral Choir
Werner Gura, tenor
Johannes Weisser, bass
Sunhae Im, soprano; Christian Roterberg, soprano
Bernarda Fink, alto; Marie-Claude Chappuis, alto
Topi Lehtipuu, tenor; Fabio Trumpy, tenor
Konstantin Wolff, bass; Arttu Kataja, bass
Violin Sonata: Intermerzzo
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Robert Kulek, piano
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