After four years of concert video broadcasting and an entirely digital 2020.21 concert season, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is no stranger to engaging audiences from outside of the concert hall. Today, as part of its continued dedication to reaching the broadest possible audience across Minnesota and beyond, the SPCO announces the first half of its most extensive digital concert season to date.
Six fresh and exciting concert broadcasts streamed live from the Ordway Concert Hall will take place September 2021 through January 2022, with more digital programs to be announced later this fall. No matter where they are, digital audiences can continue to enjoy breathtaking performances broadcast in stunningly crisp audio and video of the highest quality — always free of charge.
The 2021.22 digital concert season will connect and celebrate, featuring some of the most beloved chamber orchestra works as well, as vibrant new voices. Highlights include:
- Beloved works such as Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring.
- Musicians of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra featured as soloists, plus the return of Artistic Partner Jeremy Denk and Saint Paul’s own PaviElle French.
- The continuation of engaging and insightful special features, such as the My Musical Journey series and live post-concert conversations with musicians.
For more information and the full schedule of live broadcasts, visit the Concert Library. Please note that digital concerts for February 2022 and beyond will be announced later.
“During the pandemic, we have relied on our digital Concert Library to continue to connect to our audiences, with nearly half a million visits to our live and on demand online concerts,” said SPCO Artistic Director and Principal Violin Kyu-Young Kim. “We are thrilled to be able to continue to livestream SPCO concerts as we return to in-person concerts this fall, enabling us to share these exciting and varied programs with far more people.”
The generosity, messages of support, and enthusiasm from digital audiences over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic have deeply touched and motivated SPCO musicians and staff. To directly support free concert video streaming for all this season, please consider making a gift of any amount.