Target Free Family Music

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s popular Start the Music!, xplorchestra! and Family Concerts are FREE, thanks to generous support from Target. 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.

Tickets are free (limit 4) but reservations are required. Join our Backstage-Pass Email Club to receive updates on when ticket reservations become available.

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Family Concert: Family Forte

Performance poet Lorena Duarte joins the SPCO for a cross-cultural, bilingual (Spanish and English) childhood story told through music and poetry. This 50-minute program features …

Start the Music: Percussion Party

Start the Music! is a musical exploration geared for children ages 3–6 and their families. Music lovers of all ages are welcome to join us …

Family Concert: Musical Motivations

Explore the tools in a composer’s musical toolbox that are used to make a piece special and memorable at this 50-minute concert geared for children …

Xplorchestra: String Shindig

Discover and participate in the captivating world of classical music through this performance geared for families with children ages 5–9. Featuring an SPCO ensemble, this …

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The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra proudly supports Music Makes Us Whole, the initiative of several dozen Minnesota non-profit and for-profit organizations that believe every child deserves a rich music education. We advocate for this because of music’s intrinsic value in the human experience, and also for the whole-brain and whole-life benefits to the child as well as his or her community.