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With the health and safety of our audiences, our musicians, our staff and our community in mind, and in close consultation with a team of medical experts, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel all regular SPCO concerts for the remainder of the 2020.21 season.
While it is disappointing that we cannot gather with our audience for the rest of this season, we will continue to share the orchestra and the music digitally during this time. In lieu of concerts with live audiences in attendance, SPCO musicians will perform from the Ordway Concert Hall with no audience on site, and these performances will be streamed through our free online Concert Library via our multicamera high-definition video system, with audio provided by Classical Minnesota Public Radio. Each livestreamed concert will be rebroadcast in the days following the live performance.
Livestreamed performances will be held on January 16 and 30, February 13, March 20, April 10, May 8 and 22, and June 12. Programming for these livestreams will be announced soon. Our entire Concert Library, which includes on-demand recordings of 62 concerts and 124 compositions, will continue to be available free of charge, as well.
There is great uncertainty as to what the upcoming year will bring, but we hope that our regular concerts can resume in fall 2021. We will continue to work with medical consultants and follow recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as we plan for a return to regular concerts whenever it is safe to welcome audiences back to our performance venues.
With your continued support, the SPCO will get to the other side of this crisis, and we look forward to the day when we can gather again to hear wonderful music by our amazing orchestra. We also will continue to pursue, with even greater determination, our vision of a great orchestra for everyone in the community.
Thank you for your unwavering support of the SPCO.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR TICKET HOLDERS
Thank you to all who have supported us so far this season by turning your tickets from canceled concerts into a donation to the SPCO. The cancellation of our regular 2020.21 concert season due to the COVID-19 pandemic represents a significant economic challenge for the SPCO, and we need your help to keep the orchestra healthy so we can continue to serve our community. As a ticket holder to a canceled concert, you can help us in a meaningful way by turning back your tickets and parking passes as a tax-deductible contribution to the SPCO. By doing so, you will be providing vital support critical for ensuring that the SPCO can weather this historic crisis and emerge healthy and poised to continue serving our community. If you still have the value of your tickets banked from concerts canceled during the spring or fall of 2020 you can still use that money to support the SPCO by turning the value back as a donation.
If you are unable or do not wish to turn back your tickets as a donation at this time, click here to bank the value of your tickets for future use. Alternatively, you may also request to have the value of your tickets or parking passes refunded. If you would like a refund, please contact our Ticket Office at 651.291.1144 or by email at [email protected]. The SPCO offices are currently closed and all staff members are working remotely, including Ticket Office staff. Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday, 12pm–5pm. If no action is taken, your tickets will automatically be banked in your account for future use.
Please note: If you are uncertain as to what concerts you have tickets for this season, a complete listing of your concerts and seats can be viewed in your account at thespco.org. To access your online account, click on “My Account” in the upper right hand corner of the page. Sign in using your username and password. Then, click on “Events and Tickets” for a complete listing of your concerts and seats by date. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Ticket Office.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CONCERT MEMBERS
The SPCO is deeply committed to accessibility and inclusion, so we created our Concert Membership program as the most flexible and affordable way for members of our community to attend SPCO performances. The Concert Membership program is also an important source of sustainable ticket revenue for the SPCO. The cancellation of concerts due to the COVID-19 pandemic represents a significant economic challenge for the SPCO, and we need your help to keep the orchestra healthy so we can continue to serve our community.
As a Concert Member, you have the opportunity to help us in a meaningful way by continuing to pay your monthly Concert Membership fee during this time, if you are able. However, because we are not able to hold regular concerts through the end of this season, we will forgo monthly Concert Membership fees through June 2021, if requested. To request a temporary suspension of your recurring Concert Membership payments for these months, please contact our Ticket Office at 651.291.1144 or by email at [email protected]. Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday, 12pm–5pm. If you are not requesting a temporary suspension of payment, no action is needed, and your recurring Concert Membership payment will continue as usual. Thank you for supporting the SPCO in this way!
SUPPORT THE SPCO
Everything we do is made possible by the generous support of our community. In fact, contributions from audience members are our largest and most sustainable source of support. By making a gift to the SPCO’s Annual Fund, you can help ensure that the SPCO can continue to serve our community during this crisis and beyond.
Gifts of all sizes make a difference! You can make a one-time contribution or become a Sustainer with a recurring monthly gift.
We know that giving in this uncertain time is especially challenging and there are so many needs in our community, and so your support is doubly appreciated.