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Media Contact

Media representatives, please contact the person listed below with questions:

Stephen Sokolouski
651.292.4318
pr@spcomail.org

Fact Sheet

Number of seasons: 57 (founded in 1959)

Number of musicians: 21

Artistic Partners: Jonathan Cohen, Jeremy Denk, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Pekka KuusistoMartin Fröst, and Thomas Zehetmair

Number of concerts per year: More than 130

Locations: Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul; University of Minnesota’s Ted Mann Concert Hall, Minneapolis; Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie; Trinity Lutheran Church, Stillwater; Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ, Saint Paul; Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis; Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata; Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Apple Valley; Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Arden Hills; St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi; Capri Theater, Minneapolis; Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University, Saint Paul; Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Paul Academy and Summit School, Saint Paul.

Concertmaster: Steven Copes

Educational program: CONNECT, reaching nearly 5,000 students and teachers annually in 12 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: 146. The SPCO has also performed the premiere of 49 additional compositions. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has received 17 ASCAP awards for adventurous programming of contemporary music.

Press Photos

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SPCO’s Concert Hall Opening Celebration Performance
Credit: © 2015 Ash & James Photography
File size: 5MB (3500×2333 pixels)

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SPCO’s Concert Hall Opening Celebration Performance
Credit: © 2015 Ash & James Photography
File size: 7MB (3500×2333 pixels)

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SPCO’s Concert Hall Opening Celebration Performance
Credit: © 2015 Ash & James Photography
File size: 6MB (3500×2333 pixels)

2015-03-09 11_30_07-Photos from opening night at the Ordway’s new Concert Hall _ Classical MPR
Photo essay by Minnesota Public Radio
Credit: © 2015 Nate Ryan
Please note: these photos are currently not available for download

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SPCO rehearsing in the Ordway Concert Hall during construction
Credit: © 2015 Chelsea Tischler
File size: 22MB (3467×5200 pixels)

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SPCO rehearsing in the Ordway Concert Hall during construction
Credit: © 2015 Chelsea Tischler
File size: 5MB (3000×2000 pixels)