Non-cloth masks (N95, KN95, KF94 or surgical masks), will be required to attend SPCO Neighborhood Series concerts (all venues except the Ordway).

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s popular Start the Music!, xplOrchestra! and Family Concerts are FREE. Featuring the musicians of the SPCO, these programs are specifically geared for our youngest listeners. With the help of narrators, stories and themes, classical music is brought to life in exciting, toe-tapping ways.

The targeted ages listed for these concerts are intended to indicate the age that the content was created for. However, listeners of all ages are very welcome at all of these concerts.

Tickets are free, but reservations are required. 

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Printable Activities for Family Concerts

March 26, 2022 — xplOrchestra! Calling All Horns



This small ensemble concert experience geared towards 5-9 year olds.

Calling All Horns

Saturday | March 12 | 10:00am
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul

Calling All Horns

Saturday | March 26 | 10:00am
Saturday | March 26 | 11:30am
Capri Theater, North Minneapolis

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This large ensemble or full orchestra concert experience geared towards 5-12 year olds.

Millie and the Quest for the Golden Pierogi

Saturday | March 5 | 9:30am In-person and  Live Streamed
Saturday | March 5 | 11:30am
Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul

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Start the Music!

This small ensemble concert experience geared towards 3-6 year olds.