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The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, which begins its 51st season in September 2009, is the nation’s only full-time professional chamber orchestra and is widely regarded as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. In collaboration with four artistic partners – Roberto Abbado, Douglas Boyd, Dawn Upshaw and Christian Zacharias – the 35 virtuoso musicians present more than 150 concerts and educational programs each year, and are regularly heard on public radio’s Performance Today which reaches 1.1 million listeners each week on 242 stations, and SymphonyCast reaching 340,000 listeners each week on 124 stations nationwide. The SPCO has released 67 recordings, commissioned 122 new works, and performed the world premiere of 49 additional compositions. The SPCO has earned the distinction of 14 ASCAP awards for adventurous programming. Renowned for its artistic excellence and remarkable versatility of musical styles, the SPCO tours nationally and internationally, including performances in premier venues in Europe, Asia and South America. Launched in 1995, the SPCO’s award-winning CONNECT education program reaches 6,000 students annually in 16 Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools. For more information, visit www.thespco.org.
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kbelich - 24 Aug 2009
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