SPCO concerts are canceled through May 10 in an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The SPCO-GTCYS Partnership


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 with the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies.

The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS)

In 2011, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies formed a unique strategic partnership. Our organizations share resources, ideas and creativity to produce an array of audience development initiatives and artistic opportunities for the benefit of the 750 GTCYS students and the greater community.

On an annual basis, we promote the powerful concept of kids performing for kids by co-producing a GTCYS Free Family Concert for the community; this season we are providing recorded student interviews and a performance for the benefit of 5,000 elementary school students served by the SPCO CONNECT music education program. We strive to deepen the relationship between our professional and student musicians through up-close SPCO chamber music performances, question and answer sessions and meet and greets during GTCYS Night Out events at SPCO concerts. In addition, our Chamber Music Institute provides the opportunity for ambitious students to rehearse and perform chamber music alongside SPCO musicians.

Together, we are working to strengthen our community, build future audiences, provide educational opportunities for students and promote the value of classical music.

Learn more about GTCYS at www.gtcys.org