St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: free tickets for school and college students

Posted on: August 10, 2016

“The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, already a national leader in offering affordable concerts, said Tuesday it is offering free tickets to school and college students to unlimited concerts during the 2016-17 season,” reports Euan Kerr on Tuesday’s (8/9) Minneapolis Public Radio website. “Students can go online now and order tickets a week before single tickets go on sale to the general public. SPCO officials believe the offer, part of their long-term audience development strategy, will hook young people into becoming future subscribers to the chamber orchestra. ‘It’s a real statement that says “we want you here. We want you to be part of our concerts. We want you to be part of the SPCO family over time,” ’ said SPCO Managing Director and President Jon Limbacher. Students ages 6 to 17 need to be accompanied by an adult with a ticket, but each adult can bring up to four younger students. College students will have to show a valid ID when collecting their tickets. The program is being financed by donations to the SPCO…. The latest initiative, and the presale, are driven by a belief that the orchestra belongs to the community and should be shared with as many people as possible, Limbacher said.”

Posted August 10, 2016

Pictured: The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra at the new Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota. Photo by Paul Crosby