Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

New $5 a month ticket plan for St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
news Bemidji, 56619
Bemidji Pioneer
(218) 333-9819 customer support
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

ST. PAUL -- The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will try something new this fall to build its audience -- monthly memberships that allow patrons to attend as many concerts as they wish.

Advertisement
Advertisement

The memberships will cost just $5 a month.

While the best seats still will be reserved for subscribers and single-ticket sales, 80 percent of the seats at each concert will available for members on a first-come, first-served basis.

Minnesota Public Radio reports that traditional subscriptions for a large block of concerts have become a harder sell over the years, particularly for younger audiences.

Orchestra spokeswoman Jessica Etten says the musicians and staff want to lower all the barriers to experiencing the SPCO.

No other major orchestra has tried such memberships, Etten says, but it has been successful at some theater companies.

Advertisement
Pioneer staff reports
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness