The Saint Paul Civic Symphony

Established in 1945.

We are a completely autonomous, non-profit organization comprised of volunteers from many diverse professional backgrounds. We are funded by member contributions, donations, grants and various fundraising events.

Our Objectives

  1. To provide the greater Saint Paul community with free concerts featuring a wide range of symphonic literature.
  2. To provide an opportunity for musicians to perform in a high-quality symphony.
  3. To provide children with imaginative, interactive performances with the goal of instilling in them a love of music.
  4. To deepen ties with our Sister Orchestra, the Nagasaki Symphony Orchestra, and to nurture cultural exchange between St. Paul and Nagasaki.

Our Mission

The Saint Paul Civic Symphony has a commitment to provide audiences as well as orchestra members with concert programs which move beyond the standard classical repertoire. This is accomplished through collaboration with other performing arts organizations, commissioning of new works, solo performances by emerging young artists, and the regular inclusion of 20th century music in our programming.


Making Minnesota Better

Promoting economic
growth in Saint Paul.


Increasing access to the arts in
7-county metropolitan area communities.

A cultural center for music, dance,
theater, exhibitions and public forums.

Bridging Cultures Through Understanding