SPCO to offer free live and on-demand streamed concerts

Posted on: June 8, 2017

“Starting this week, you can watch full-length Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra concert videos on any of your devices, on demand and free,” writes Pamela Espeland in Wednesday’s (6/7) MinnPost (Minneapolis). “On Saturday evening (June 10), you can view a live stream of the sold-out season finale concert, to be broadcast in HD. Since 2011, the SPCO has had a free online Listening Library of concert recordings. That has now been folded into something called the Concert Library, which also includes videos. There are four videos so far, but the SPCO means to add seven to 10 new concert videos each year, as funding permits. An existing SPCO Listening Library app will be replaced this summer by a Concert Library app…. Managing Director and President Jon Limbacher called this ‘the next step in our efforts to make classical music available to everyone in our community.’ … Future plans include group viewings in health-care facilities, community centers, assisted living facilities and libraries—maybe also public parks, cinemas and other community gathering spaces…. Over the past year, six broadcast-quality cameras were installed in the Concert Hall, each remotely operated with a robotic control system. The audio mix is provided by Classical MPR, the SPCO’s longtime broadcast partner.”

Posted June 8, 2017