Recent SPCO News
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Number of seasons: 55 (founded in 1959)
Number of musicians: 19
Number of concerts per year: More than 130
Locations: Ordway Concert Hall, 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; St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi; Capri Theater, Minneapolis.
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: 142. The SPCO has also performed the premiere of 49 additional compositions