KATE NORDSTRUM (creative producer) is Executive Producer of Special Projects at The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, curator/founder of the SPCO’s celebrated Liquid Music series (“Best of Classical” – The New York Times), co-founder/director of curatorial/production collective Infinite Palette, creative producer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Centennial season Fluxus Festival, and independent arts management consultant specializing in program and communication strategies for adventurous artists, ensembles, and institutions. Named “Best Independent Producer” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Nordstrum’s recent and current projects include co-presentations and partnerships with the Walker Art Center, MASS MoCA, On Being with Krista Tippett, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Palm Springs Art Museum, American Composers Forum, New Amsterdam Records, Minnesota Public Radio, Symphony Space, Ecstatic Music Festival, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, and American Swedish Institute. Nordstrum’s previous employers include Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City Center, and the Southern Theater (Minneapolis), where in 2007 Nordstrum created a robust new music series that quickly established the venue as a national hotspot for innovative programming. Through Liquid Music (est. 2012 at the SPCO), Nordstrum has built a boundary-defying space in which artists can take creative risks on long-lead projects and collaborate in exciting ways not possible elsewhere. Nordstrum has been widely praised for her programmatic vision and catholic tastes, with media outlets describing her as “the most adventurous music curator in town” (MinnPost), “a presenter of rare initiative” (Star Tribune) and “Twin Cities’ curatorial powerhouse with international pull” (Minnesota Public Radio). Her work in the field of performing arts planning and communications is extensive.