We are pleased to report that today the Musicians of the SPCO voted to ratify a new contract and concerts have resumed for the 2012-13 season.
Several Target Free Family Music events have been added to the schedule and are available for free ticket reservations. See below for details. Please note that some programming has been changed based on musician availability and other factors, and additional programming changes may be required. We will keep our website up to date as additional changes are made.
If you have tickets to a concert that was canceled this season, please see below for more detailed information about your ticketing options, including the options of exchanging tickets into a concert this spring, banking the value of your tickets for ticket purchases next season, turning back tickets as a tax-deductible contribution to the SPCO or receiving a refund. If you are not able to make it to a concert for which you already have tickets this spring, we ask that you please turn back your tickets so that someone else may attend.
If you do not have tickets to any concerts that were canceled or any upcoming concerts, you may purchase tickets to upcoming concerts by visiting thespco.org or by calling our Ticket Office at 651.291.1144. Please note that some concerts may not have seat availability. If you'd like to attend a concert that is sold out, you can sign up for the waiting list for that concert and we will contact you if seats become available.
This has been an extremely challenging time for everyone involved with the SPCO and we especially regret the impact on our audiences. We are deeply appreciative of your patience during this difficult time and we look forward to bringing the great music of the SPCO to this community once again.
CONCERT INFORMATION AND TICKET OPTIONS
SPCO concerts resumed on May 9 and the following
performances will go on as scheduled:
Steven Isserlis Plays Schumann's Cello Concerto (May 9-11)
Mozart, Honegger and Saint-Saëns (May 17-19)
Mendelssohn, Debussy and Pintscher (May 24-26)
Dawn Upshaw Sings Ravel (May 30-June 1)
Beethoven and Berlioz (June 6-8)
Liquid Music: Reid Anderson's The Rough Mixes (June 18-19)
OPTIONS FOR TICKETS TO CANCELED CONCERTS:
- Exchange your tickets now into a future concert
Exchange your tickets from a canceled concert into any regular SPCO concert through the remainder of the season. You can request an exchange online through our simple ticket exchange form or call us at 651.291.1144. Please note that some concerts may not have seat availability. If you'd like to attend a concert that is sold out, you can sign up for the waiting list for that concert and we will contact you if seats become available.
- Donate the value of your unused tickets to the SPCO
In addition to your Annual Fund contribution, turning back your unused tickets as a donation is a way you can support the SPCO and ensure it remains a vibrant part of this community. Contributions from audience members are the SPCO’s most important and dependable source of income, and we thank you in advance for considering this option. You can turn back your tickets as a donation online at thespco.org/turnback or call our Ticket Office at 651.291.1144. Please note: Tickets obtained with an SPCO Concert Membership or LivingSocial/AmazonLocal voucher have no set value so they cannot be considered a tax-deductible contribution.
- Bank the value of your tickets and use it to attend concerts next season
You can bank the value of your tickets in your account and that value can be used to purchase tickets for the 2013-14 season once tickets go on sale. Call us at 651.291.1144 to request that your ticket value be carried over into next season or indicate your request on this form.
- Request a refund
If you don’t wish to use your tickets for another concert or turn them back as a contribution to the SPCO, you may contact us to request a refund. Just give us a call at 651.291.1144. Please note: Tickets obtained with an SPCO Concert Membership or LivingSocial/AmazonLocal voucher are not eligible for a refund. Members have not been charged for their monthly membership fee for the remainder of the season and have been contacted separately with more details. Tickets obtained with a LivingSocial/AmazonLocal voucher can be banked for use next season. See below for details.
ADDITIONAL TARGET FREE FAMILY MUSIC EVENTS
We have rescheduled several Target Free Family Music events that were postponed earlier this season. Those who already had tickets to the postponed concerts have had their tickets exchanged into these rescheduled concerts and will be notified separately with more details. If you did not have tickets to the Family, xplorchestra! or Start the Music! performances that were postponed, you may reserve free tickets to the rescheduled events on a first-come, first-served basis by visiting thespco.org/target or clicking on the individual event links below.
If you have a prepaid parking pass for the Lawson Ramp you were planning to use for a concert that has been canceled, please hold on to it and you can use it to attend a future concert at the Ordway or SPCO Center. Please note that all rules printed on the parking voucher still apply. Or, you may request to have your parking pass transferred into next season by calling our Ticket Office. If you don’t plan to use your parking pass this season or next season, you may request a refund by calling us at 651.291.1144 or by submitting your request on this form. If you have a prepaid parking pass for the 21st Avenue Ramp near Ted Mann Concert Hall, you may use your pass to park in any ramp on the U of M campus at any time, or you can request a refund.
LIVING SOCIAL/AMAZON LOCAL VOUCHERS
If you purchased a set of SPCO ticket vouchers from LivingSocial or AmazonLocal, we have extended the deadline to use your vouchers through the end of next season (2013-14 season). The vouchers will now expire on June 7, 2014. If you’ve already used your LivingSocial or AmazonLocal vouchers to reserve tickets to canceled concerts, you may bank the value of those tickets in your account to be used to attend concerts next season. Unfortunately, LivingSocial and AmazonLocal vouchers are not eligible for turn backs or refunds.
SEASON TICKET HOLDER GUEST PASSES
We have extended the deadline to use your season ticket holder guest passes through June 8, 2013. If you’ve already used your guest passes to reserve tickets to canceled concerts, you may exchange those tickets into a future concert. Free tickets obtained with a guest pass are not eligible for turn backs or refunds.