The SPCO firmly believes that authentic partnerships are vital to building new audiences and strengthening the SPCO’s relationship with the vibrant Twin Cities community.
We are fortunate to have built such a partnership in North Minneapolis with the Capri Theater. Our work and relationship with this outstanding organization and within this community is deepening every year.
Northside Partnership Neighborhood – Capri Theater
Located on West Broadway in North Minneapolis, the Capri Theater is working to be part of the continuing economic development and artistic revitalization of the Northside community. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is a proud to partner with the Capri in this work.
The Capri Theater has welcomed SPCO chamber ensembles to its stage for six consecutive years. Pop-up chamber music concerts started in the 2010-11 season and consistent annual programming began in the 2013-14 season. Currently, the 250-seat theater is filled, three times a year, with a vibrant audience, many of whom are experiencing the SPCO for the first time. Patrons at the Capri have the opportunity to purchase a $30 three-concert series and one-third of the seats are offered free-of-charge on a first-come, first-serve basis.
In a response to community feedback, the SPCO and the Capri are working to further engage the community’s strong youth constituency. Each season the Capri’s after-school program offers high school students the opportunity to participate in guided music listening sessions and create their own responsive piece of art of a different medium. In the 2014-15 season, the SPCO’s beloved Start the Music program was introduced at the Capri to great response. In the 2015-16 season, Xplorchestra programming came to the Capri as well. These programs are geared for families with 3-6 year olds and 5-9 year olds, respectively.
Learn more about the Capri Theater at thecapritheater.org.