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, but reservations are required. Join our Backstage-Pass Email Club to receive updates on when ticket reservations become available.

Start the Music!




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: Flavors of Music

Join local dancers Hassan Ingraham and Kendra Vie Dennard along with local actor T. Mychael Rambo as they discover the Flavors of Music with The …

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 …