SPARK! Musical Insights

A video musical performance with insights from a member of the SPCO intended to spark curiosity and conversation.


Each SPARK! volume explores one piece of music, introduced by a member of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Each video, including the musical performance, is around 50-minutes in length and includes a printable program with additional information. Click on one of the volumes below to learn more.

Volume 1: The Four Seasons with Joshua Koestenbaum

In this installment of SPARK!, SPCO cellist Joshua Koestenbaum explores music’s undeniable power to transport us to another time instantly.

Volume 2: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony with Cassie Pilgrim

Join SPCO Principal Oboe Cassie Pilgrim as she uncovers how music can transform our moods.

Explore more music 

The Concert Library has full-length digital concerts for free on-demand viewing. During the SPCO’s performance season (September – early June), selected concerts are livestreamed for free in the Concert Library.  

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Your personal concert hall awaits. Anytime, anywhere. Always free.

For Apple and Android mobile devices, the Concert Library is best viewed through the free app, available at:

The Concert Library can also be utilized through a web browser.  

Find helpful tips, including how to watch concerts on a TV or large screen, here.