Regular SPCO concerts are canceled through December 2020; Join us for a series of performances streamed live from the Ordway Concert Hall via our free online Concert Library.

WHAT WILL THE CAMPAIGN ALLOW THE SPCO TO DO?

Offer Exceptional Concerts for our Community:

  • Produce artistic work rarely seen in our community, such as major chamber choral works and concert operas
  • Present distinguished artists and ensembles not seen in our community by producing occasional festivals
  • Support the creation of new artistic works by both emerging and established composers

Constantly Focus on Developing the Quality of the Orchestra:

  • Implement an international recruiting plan for new SPCO musicians and Artistic Partners, to bring the finest performers to the Twin Cities
  • Undertake regular domestic and international tours, to continually refine the ensemble skills of the musicians and raise the profile of the SPCO to support its long-term recruiting, funding initiatives and visibility

Serve More People:

  • Maintain and enhance our unparalleled level of accessibility for audiences we serve today
  • Expand digital and social media content and reach to serve more people in the ways that are convenient for them
  • Develop in-house capacity to produce high-quality digital video, enabling thousands more people worldwide to experience the SPCO
  • Expand and diversify SPCO neighborhood venues to serve more of the Twin Cities metro area

Diversify Our Audience:

  • Develop initiatives in partnership with our community, including other artistic groups, to reach a more ethnically diverse audience
  • Expand programs to serve more children and young adults with free or low-cost tickets
  • Experiment with new concert formats and locations to reach non-traditional audiences

Financial Sustainability:

  • Build the Annual Fund to a level that can reliably support our fixed costs
  • Build the Endowment through an emphasis in legacy giving to ensure that our current levels of funding continue in spite of generational shifts in the audience