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Stephen Sokolouski

Fact Sheet

Number of seasons:

54 (founded in 1959)

Number of musicians:


Artistic Partners:

Roberto Abbado, Edo de WaartChristian Zacharias and Thomas Zehetmair

Number of concerts per year:

More than 150


Ordway, Saint Paul; SPCO Center, Saint Paul; Ted Mann Concert Hall, Minneapolis; Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie; Trinity Lutheran Church, Stillwater; Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ, Saint Paul; Temple Israel, Minneapolis; Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata; Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Apple Valley; Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Arden Hills; Capri Theater, Minneapolis. 


Steven Copes

Educational program:

CONNECT, reaching nearly 6,000 students and teachers annually in 16 Minneapolis and Saint Paul public schools.

Number of recordings:

67. The most recent are our CDs of Schubert symphonies, conducted by Douglas Boyd and a CD of works by George Tsontakis.

Number of works commissioned:

131. The SPCO has also performed the premiere of 49 additional compositions