Jan. 25—The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has canceled all scheduled concerts outside of St. Paul's Ordway Center for the Performing Arts through March 13, due to the continued spread of COVID-19.
The orchestra's Neighborhood Series was set to see the company perform at churches, schools and other venues across the metro, including in Minneapolis, Stillwater, Eden Prairie, Apple Valley and Arden Hills.
Ticketholders may exchange tickets for another concert, turn the value of their tickets back as a tax-deductible donation to the SPCO or bank them in their account for use at a future concert. Refunds are available by contacting the SPCO ticket office via email at email@example.com or by calling 651-291-1144. Tickets that are not donated, exchanged or refunded will be banked in the user's SPCO account.
The SPCO had already canceled a handful of concerts at the Ordway this month due to the pandemic. Upcoming performances at the venue will continue as scheduled, barring positive COVID-19 tests or confirmed exposures among musicians, stage crew and concert staff.
Beginning Feb. 1, all audience members must present proof of a COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot, or a negative test result taken within 72 hours of showtime. Rapid home tests will not be accepted. Audience members are also required to wear non-cloth masks such as N95, KN95, KF94 or surgical masks.
Attendance is limited to 50 percent capacity to allow for distancing. To prevent crowds from gathering in restrooms, lobbies and concession lines, concerts will be 60 to 75 minutes long without intermission.
For further details, see thespco.org.