Chamber orchestra and youth symphonies form alliance


Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies in rehearsal

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies have announced a new alliance in which they are going to remain independent organizations, while sharing resources and infrastructure.

It’s the sort of collaboration that today’s economy will probably continue to inspire in other non-profits, in order to remain financially viable.

While the two organizations will remain separate 501 (c) (3) entities, but the GTCYS administrative office will move from its current location in the Hennepin Center for the Arts to a shared space in the SPCO Center in downtown St. Paul, According to a release, this will allow the organizations to share resources such as information technology.

The two organizations already collaborate, with SPCO musicians coaching GTCYS chamber ensembles, and SPCO artistic partners conducting the youth symphonies. With the GTCYS moving to the same building as the SPCO, both organizations say there will be further opportunities for staff collaboration, and they believe the alliance will help them to grow their audiences.

The move is scheduled for the summer of 2011.

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