8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
The Philadelphia Dance Company
Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherazade
Ravel - La Valse
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
Opening Night of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s August residency will continue the new tradition of featuring Tchaikovsky’s famed 1812 Overture, complete with fireworks and live cannon fire as the kick-off to the 2019 orchestra season. New to the program for 2019, will be the SPAC premiere of dancers from the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO).
Internationally acclaimed, PHILADANCO is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance.