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Fact Sheet

Number of seasons: 55 (founded in 1959)

Number of musicians: 19

Artistic Partners: Roberto Abbado, Jeremy Denk, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Pekka Kuusisto (effective 2016-17 season), Martin FröstChristian Zacharias 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.

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