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 for our
youngest listeners and their families. Tickets are Free for all ages; reservations are suggested, but walkups are always welcome.

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.

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Start the Music!

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

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Start the Music! Percussion Party

This hands-on concert experience is an unforgettable way to introduce young ones to music. As a musical exploration program geared for children ages 3-6 and …

Start the Music! Percussion Party

This hands-on concert experience is an unforgettable way to introduce young ones to music. As a musical exploration program geared for children ages 3-6 and …

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

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This large ensemble or full orchestra concert experience geared toward 6-12 year olds

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Family Concert

This 50-minute concert, featuring new music by a living composer and a sneak peek into the process of creating music, will dazzle and delight children …

Get a glimpse of past Start the Music! Concerts