SAINT PAUL SUNDAY APPEARANCES
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra 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 six Artistic Partners - Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Roberto Abbado, Joshua Bell, Douglas Boyd, Nicholas McGegan and Stephen Prutsman - the 35 virtuoso musicians present more than 150 concerts and educational programs each year, and reach over 85,500 listeners each week on public radio stations nationwide. The SPCO has released 64 recordings, commissioned 107 new works, and premiered 52 additional compositions. The SPCO has earned the distinction of 12 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.