Regular SPCO concerts are canceled through June 2021; Join us for a series of performances streamed live from the Ordway Concert Hall via our free online Concert Library.

PROJECT FUND ACTIVITIES

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These listing are preliminary as of February 2016; projects are under continual review as opportunities evolve.  The Project Fund is being established to provide a means of prospectively financing initiatives that advance the mission of the SPCO and will continue to be replenished over time.  Anticipated initiatives are intended to (i) excite our audience, (ii) develop the skills of our musicians and allow us to continue to recruit and retain the best musicians, (iii) diversify our audience in terms of age and ethnicity, and (iv) serve more people through the use of digital media.  While the Next Stage Campaign has a target completion date of June, 2017, the Project Fund is intended to be a permanent ongoing funding strategy. Planned projects through the completion of the Campaign and beyond include the following:

 

2015-16

  • Digital video equipment and production
  • Performance of Bach’s Matthew Passion
  • Commissions from Timo Andres, Derek Bermel, Michael Hersch, and Mauricio Sotelo
  • Tour of East Asia
  • Musician recruitment
  • Development of best practices around diversity, equity, and inclusion

2016-17

  • Implementation of programs expanding offerings of free and low-cost tickets to children and young adults
  • Digital video equipment and production, including live streaming in public places
  • Northside Festival produced in partnership with Capri Theater, featuring a co-commissioned work
  • Additional commissions from Sally Beamish, Dai Fujikura, Pierre Jalbert, Gabriel Kahane, and George Tsontakis
  • European tour with Patricia Kopatchinskaja
  • Dartmouth residency with Jeremy Denk
  • Where Words End festival, exploring themes of immigration and cultural identity
  • Collaboration with MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase, co-founder of the International Contemporary Ensemble
  • Expansion of community-based partnerships to diversify our audience, including hiring of full-time Diversity Manager

2017-18

  • Free and low-cost tickets to children and young adults
  • Digital video production, including live streaming locally and around the state
  • Performance of Bach’s John Passion
  • CalPerformances residency in Berkeley, CA
  • Appearance at Salzburg Festival with Patricia Kopatchinskaja
  • Salvatore Sciarrino commission
  • Additional new repertoire and commissions

2018-19

  • Free and low-cost tickets to children and young adults
  • Digital video production, including live streaming locally and around the state
  • Choral work/concert opera
  • Fall festivals tour with Martin Fröst
  • New repertoire and commissions

2019-20

  • Free and low-cost tickets to children and young adults
  • SPCO 60th Anniversary
  • Digital video production, including live streaming locally and around the state
  • 2nd International Chamber Orchestra Festival