Both sides of SPCO to debate cutting wages, trimming orchestra on Almanac

It’s a big night for the arts on public television tonight.

On this week’s edition of Almanac, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra President Dobson West and musician Carole Mason Smith will discuss cutting musicians wages and shrinking the size of the orchestra.

The show starts at 7pm on TPT2; you can also stream the show live at

Then at 8pm, it’s the premiere of “Arts and the Mind,” a new documentary on the benefits of the arts on mental and physical wellbeing.