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Fact Sheet

Number of seasons: 64 (founded in 1959)

Number of musicians: 24

Artistic Partners: 5, consisting of British Baroque specialists Jonathan Cohen and Richard Egarr, American composer and musical commentator Rob Kapilow, South African cellist Abel Selaocoe and German violist Tabea Zimmermann

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; 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

Number of recordings: 67, including the 2017 Grammy® Award-winning recording of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden with violinist and Artistic Partner Patricia Kopatchinskaja.

Number of works commissioned: 162. The SPCO has also performed the premiere of 53 additional compositions. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has received 17 ASCAP awards for adventurous programming of contemporary music.

Press Photos

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2023 Musician Appreciation Concert at the Ordway Concert Hall

Credit: © 2023 Steven Garcia
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2023 Musician Appreciation Concert at the Ordway Concert Hall

Credit: © 2023 Steven Garcia
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2023 Musician Appreciation Concert at the Ordway Concert Hall

Credit: © 2023 Steven Garcia
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SPCO violinist Eunice Kim performing in the 2023 Musician Appreciation Concert

Credit: © 2023 Steven Garcia
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SPCO 2022.23 season opening at the Ordway Concert Hall

Credit: © 2022 The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
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SPCO musicians on stage for their Bravo! Vail debut, June 2021
Credit: © 2021 Tomas Cohen
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SPCO musicians performing at Bravo! Vail, June 2021

Credit: © 2021 Tomas Cohen
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SPCO musicians performing at Bravo! Vail, June 2021

Credit: © 2021 Tomas Cohen
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SPCO musicians performing at Bravo! Vail, June 2021

Credit: © 2021 Tomas Cohen
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SPCO musicians performing at Bravo! Vail, June 2021

Credit: © 2021 Tomas Cohen
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Artistic Partner Jeremy Denk performing with the SPCO in the 2019.20 season
Credit: © 2020 The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
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Artistic Partner Jeremy Denk performing with the SPCO in the 2019.20 season
Credit: © 2020 The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
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Artistic Partner Jeremy Denk performing with the SPCO in the 2019.20 season
Credit: © 2020 The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
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SPCO at the Ordway Concert Hall
Credit: © 2017 Chelsea Tischler
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SPCO musicians at the Ordway Concert Hall
Credit: © 2017 Chelsea Tischler
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SPCO rehearsing in the Ordway Concert Hall during construction
Credit: © 2015 Chelsea Tischler
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SPCO rehearsing in the Ordway Concert Hall during construction
Credit: © 2015 Chelsea Tischler
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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
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SPCO’s Concert Hall Opening Celebration Performance
Credit: © 2015 Ash & James Photography
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SPCO’s Concert Hall Opening Celebration Performance
Credit: © 2015 Ash & James Photography
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SPCO’s Concert Hall Opening Celebration Performance
Credit: © 2015 Ash & James Photography
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