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The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra 2016-17 season is free for kids

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The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra wants to share the love of music by offering free tickets to kids.

In a news release announcing the 2016-17 season, the SPCO said:

"In an effort to make SPCO performances as accessible as possible to everyone in the Twin Cities community, especially young people, the SPCO announces that children ages 6-17 can attend unlimited regular SPCO concerts free of charge starting in the 2016-17 season, with up to four free child tickets per paid adult ticket."

Previously, only children under age 6 have been admitted to SPCO's free family music programs, sponsored by Target.

The release also included details of featured musicians, themes, programs, soloists, and guest artists.

One notable addition to the season is Where Words End, a three-week festival beginning in May that focuses on immigration and cultural identity, specifically Nordic music and culture.

War will also be explored as a theme, with programs in September, November and May, featuring works by composers Gideon Klein and Erwin Schulhoff who were imprisoned in concentration camps during the Holocaust.

Season tickets are available here, but music lovers interested in visiting different venues may want to check out the Create Your Own Series option, which allows you to customize a package of four or more concerts at the Ordway, Ted Mann, or any of the SPCO's neighborhood venues.

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