SPCO concerts are canceled through May 10 in an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Announcing our upcoming live concert video streams

We’re excited to announce the first three live concert video streams of our 2018.19 season. Each concert will be streamed live from the Ordway Concert Hall with high-definition video available free of charge. The concerts will later be added to the Concert Library archive for free viewing anytime, free of charge. In addition to the website, our Concert Library is available through free mobile apps for iOS and Android. (Android users, we’ve heard you!)

Fall 2018 Digital Concerts:

Thomas Zehetmair Conducts Beethoven and Haydn

Live stream begins Saturday, September 15, 8:00pm CDT

Thomas Zehetmair returns to conduct a program spanning nearly 250 years of music history. The oldest work on the program, Jean-Féry Rebel’s The Elements offers a French Baroque take on the creation of the universe, beginning with a shockingly modern and dissonant introductory movement: Chaos. In contrast, French-Canadian composer Claude Vivier’s 1983 entry entitled Zipangu has an ancient, primordial feeling throughout the work. SPCO violinist Eunice Kim opens the program as soloist on Beethoven’s Romance No. 1, and the program closes with Haydn’s sole London symphony in a minor key.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Romance No. 1 for Violin (Eunice Kim, violin)
JEAN-FÉRY REBEL: The Elements
CLAUDE VIVIER: Zipangu
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN: Symphony No. 95 in C Minor

Thomas Zehetmair, conductor
Eunice Kim, violin

Family Concert: A Nighttime Story

Live stream begins Saturday, October 13, 11:30am CDT

Celebrated Minnesota-based playwright Harrison David Rivers and actor H. Adam Harris weave the music of composer Jessie Montgomery into A Nighttime Story, a 50-minute concert geared for children ages 6–12 and their families. Rivers is the recipient of McKnight and Many Voices Jerome Fellowships, a Van Lier Fellowship, an Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship and New York Stage & Film’s Founders’ Award. H. Adam Harris is a Minneapolis based actor, teaching artist and cultural equity consultant who works at the intersection of theatre, education, social justice and community engagement.

JESSIE MONTGOMERY: Selections from Strum, Records from a Vanishing City, Banner and Source Code

Harrison David Rivers, playwright
H. Adam Harris, actor

Bach’s Saint John Passion

Live stream begins Sunday, November 4, 2:00pm CST

Early music expert Jonathan Cohen leads one of Bach’s seminal works — his Saint John Passion. This oratorio was written for Good Friday in 1724, using the German translation of the Gospel of Saint John. Joined by a stellar cast of vocal soloists with chorales sung by The Singers, this performance is certain to be a highlight of the 2018.19 season.

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Saint John Passion

Jonathan Cohen, keyboard and director
Nicolas Mulroy, tenor (Evangelist)
Matthew Brook, bass (Jesus)
Joélle Harvey, soprano
Tim Mead, countertenor
Nick Pritchard, tenor
William Berger, baritone (Pilate)
The Singers — Minnesota Choral Artists, chorus
Matthew Culloton, artistic director of The Singers