Press Releases

April 17, 2024
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra announces its 2024.25 season

December 5, 2023
SPCO grows in-person audiences since returning to performances at full capacity, fosters creation of new music through Sandbox Composer Residencies, and balances budget while maintaining an accessible pricing model in 2022.23

May 18, 2023
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra appoints violist Lisa Sung as newest orchestra member

April 11, 2023
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra announces its 2023.24 season

February 28, 2023
SPCO announces Valerie Coleman as newest Sandbox composer-in-residence

January 26, 2023
SPCO and Capri present the third Northside Celebration: a collaborative concert celebrating North Minneapolis through music

January 10, 2023
SPCO to receive $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support projects featuring women as artistic leaders

December 6, 2022
SPCO welcomes audiences back to performances and achieves budget surplus for 2021.22

November 21, 2022
Former SPCO President Bruce Coppock Dies at Age 71

November 15, 2022
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra partners with Twin Cities PBS (TPT) for concert broadcast series

August 9, 2022
SPCO appoints two new orchestra members: Andrew Brady, Principal Bassoon and Daniel Orsen, viola

August 2, 2022
SPCO announces the appointment of violinist Maureen Nelson to the new role of Assistant Director for Programming and Projects

May 11, 2022
The SPCO announces its 2022.23 season

May 5, 2022
Cellist Abel Selaocoe to become SPCO’s newest Artistic Partner

May 2, 2022
Violist Tabea Zimmermann to become SPCO’s newest Artistic Partner

January 24, 2022
SPCO Neighborhood Series concerts are canceled through March 13

January 18, 2022
SPCO concerts this weekend are canceled

January 4, 2022
SPCO concerts this weekend are canceled

December 8, 2021
The SPCO achieves budget surplus for 2020.21 and fulfills its core objectives for navigating the pandemic

November 19, 2021
SPCO announces four new on-demand concert video releases

October 13, 2021
SPCO announces its 2022 Neighborhood Series

August 26, 2021
SPCO announces the first half of its 2021.22 digital season

June 16, 2021
The SPCO to make its debut at Bravo! Vail Music Festival in June with violinist Joshua Bell

June 10, 2021
SPCO announces 2021.22 Ordway season

May 28, 2021
SPCO and Capri cancel outdoor performance

May 12, 2021
The SPCO announces four outdoor performances in June

December 16, 2020
SPCO achieves budget surplus for 2019.20, maintains financial health and continues to share music with community in face of pandemic

August 27, 2020
SPCO announces series of live concert video streams

August 6, 2020
SPCO concerts canceled through December 2020

May 13, 2020
SPCO announces 2020.21 season

April 16, 2020
SPCO concerts canceled through end of the 2019.20 season (June 14)

March 31, 2020
SPCO announces four special video events during COVID-19 crisis

March 20, 2020
SPCO concerts canceled through May 10

February 13, 2020
SPCO announces new club2030 concert membership program

February 6, 2020
SPCO announces second annual musician appreciation concert

January 7, 2020
SPCO and the Capri Theater present Northside Celebration

December 11, 2019
The SPCO achieves budget surplus for 2018.19, celebrates its 60th anniversary, launches Tapestry Festival and serves record high audience

July 31, 2019
SPCO appoints violinist Eunae Koh

July 23, 2019
SPCO appoints cellist Richard Belcher

July 17, 2019
SPCO receives Futures Fund grant to support innovation in digital audience development

June 5, 2019
SPCO appoints Cassie Pilgrim to Principal Oboe position

April 17, 2019
SPCO announces 2019.20 season

February 25, 2019
The SPCO and former Artistic Partner Christian Zacharias to perform at 2019 Casals Festival in Puerto Rico March 5

December 12, 2018
The SPCO balances budget for 2017.18, wins Grammy® Award and serves record high audience

November 27, 2018
Baroque specialist Richard Egarr to become SPCO Artistic Partner

June 28, 2017
SPCO appoints Matt Wilson as permanent member

June 6, 2017
SPCO announces the Concert Library

April 19, 2017
SPCO announces 2017.18 season

January 18, 2017
SPCO, Capri and Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church announce Northside Celebration 

December 21, 2016
SPCO selected to participate in Music Alive residency program with composer Lembit Bleecher

December 6, 2016
SPCO Balances Budget for FY16 and Embarks Upon New Strategic Plan

October 6, 2016
SPCO appoints violinist Eunice Kim as permanent member

September 22, 2016
Fransisco Fullana appointed as Principal Violin of the SPCO

September 8, 2016
SPCO announces European tour and recording

August 9, 2016
SPCO announces New Generation Initiative to expand access for young audiences

June 20, 2016
SPCO appoints violinist Maureen Nelson and violist Sifei Cheng as permanent members

May 31, 2016
The SPCO’s Liquid Music Series announces 2016.17 season

April 18, 2016
Timo Andres name Pulitzer Price finalist

April 7, 2016
SPCO announces 2016.17 season

March 8, 2016
Baroque specialist Jonathan Cohen to become SPCO Artistic Partner

December 23, 2015
SPCO Releases Virtual Reality Messiah

December 7, 2015
SPCO Balances Budget for FY15

December 4, 2015
Ordway Concert Hall receives American Institute of Architects Honor Award

October 28, 2015
SPCO Announces New Leadership Team

October 7, 2015
World-class musician Claire Chase combines talents with 100 community flutists for special SPCO performance

September 22, 2015
2015.16 Music in the Making conversation series presented by the SPCO, MPR and American Composer’s Forum

August 25, 2015
SPCO appoints violist Hyobi Sim and oboist Barbara Bishop as permanent members

June 2, 2015
The SPCO’s Liquid Music Series announces 2015.16 season

April 28, 2015
Violinist Pekka Kuusisto to become SPCO’s newest Artistic Partner

April 15, 2015
SPCO announces 2015.16 season

January 22, 2015
Zachary Cohen to become new Principal Bass of the SPCO

November 12, 2014
Swedish clarinet sensation Martin Fröst to become the SPCO’s newest Artistic Partner through 2018-2019

September 9, 2014
Julie Albers to become new Principal Cellist of the SPCO

September 8, 2014
Arts Partnership announces ROCK THE ORDWAY,
A 22-Day Grand Opening Celebration for the New Concert Hall 

September 8, 2014
Flat Earth Brewing Company to host special SPCO chamber music performance and brewery tour

August 12, 2014
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Public Radio, American Composers Forum and Minnesota Opera announce new season of Composer Conversations Series: The Heart of Making Music

June 11, 2014
Arts Partnership announces Concert Hall names

June 4, 2014
SPCO receives 17th ASCAP award for adventurous programming

May 20, 2014
SPCO’s Liquid Music series announces 2014-15 season

April 1, 2014
SPCO announces 2014-15 season

March 18, 2014
Celebrated American pianist Jeremy Denk to become The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s newest Artistic Partner

January 30, 2014
Spellbinding, genre-bending violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja to become the SPCO’s newest Artistic Partner