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Beyond Baroque

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Palestrina/orch. Stokowski - "Adoramus te"
Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
Stravinsky - Suite from Pulcinella
Bach/orch. Stokowski - Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
Bach/orch. Stokowski - Fugue in G minor (“Little”)
Bach/orch. Stokowski - Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Leopold Stokowski, known for his long association with The Philadelphia Orchestra, was a cultural pioneer, bringing the latest in art and music to Philadelphia in the early 1900s and presenting it in bold, new ways—most notably his incredible interpretations of famous baroque works.

This robust program features Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D, which has become a vastly popular piece, especially in the horror genre, and has been prevalent in pop culture since well before the sound film era.

 
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Songs of the Sea

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Janice Carissa - Piano
Britten - Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major
Debussy/orch. Stokowski - “The Sunken Cathedral,” from Preludes
Debussy - La Mer

A native of Indonesia and a Young Scholar of Lang Lang’s International Music Foundation, pianist Janice Carissa will make her SPAC debut performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major on August 2.

 
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Justin Freer - Conductor
Williams - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (complete with film)

Audiences will be able to relive the magical adventure of Harry Potter’s second year at school like never before. This concert features Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition while a live orchestra performs John Williams’ otherworldly score. Experience the wonder of talking spiders, scolding letters, and giant snakes all over again!

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WIZARDING WORLD trademark and logo © ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

 
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Yannick Returns

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Sasha Cooke - Mezzo-soprano
Clyne - Masquerade
Chausson - Poème de l’amour et de la mer
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 1

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is postponing his return to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center due to family reasons following an injury sustained by his partner, Pierre Tourville. Mr. Nézet-Séguin has withdrawn from the concerts on August 7 and 8 but will return on August 16 and 17. He looks forward to greeting audiences in Saratoga next week after much-needed time with Pierre during the early stages of recovery.

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Saratoga Performing Arts Center are very grateful to Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Conductor Kensho Watanabe for stepping in to conduct the concerts on August 7 and August 8. The programs remain as announced.

 
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American Idylls

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Higdon - blue cathedral
Copland - Appalachian Spring
Respighi - Fountains of Rome
Bates - Anthology of Fantastic Zoology

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is postponing his return to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center due to family reasons following an injury sustained by his partner, Pierre Tourville. Mr. Nézet-Séguin has withdrawn from the concerts on August 7 and 8 but will return on August 16 and 17. He looks forward to greeting audiences in Saratoga next week after much-needed time with Pierre during the early stages of recovery.

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Saratoga Performing Arts Center are very grateful to Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Conductor Kensho Watanabe for stepping in to conduct the concerts on August 7 and August 8. The programs remain as announced.

 
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South American Sounds

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Miguel Harth-Bedoya - Conductor
Elizabeth Hainen - Harp
Márquez - Danzón No. 2
Ginastera - Harp Concerto
Piazzolla - Tangazo
Lopez - Perú negro

Under the baton of Peruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya, making his first-ever SPAC appearance, this program will transport listeners to South America with three SPAC premieres that explore the sounds of Argentina and Peru.

The effervescent Harp Concerto by the celebrated Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera was premiered by The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1965 and is today performed by the current principal, Elizabeth Hainen, considered one of classical music’s great harp ambassadors.

 
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Disney Pixar’s Up in Concert

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Constantine Kitsopoulos - Conductor
Giacchino - Up (complete with film)

Making its SPAC Premiere in Saratoga as part of the film’s 10th anniversary, Disney • Pixar’s in Concert will be screened alongside The Philadelphia Orchestra performing its Academy® and Grammy® Award-winning score, live to picture as the second film in SPAC’s popular “Cinema Series.”

The Academy Award-winning film features a 78-year-old curmudgeonly balloon salesman as its hero. When he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America, he finally fulfills his lifelong dream of adventure.

 
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8:00 PM

Chaplin City Lights

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Kensho Watanabe - Conductor
Chaplin - City Lights (complete with film)

Charlie Chaplin’s immortal romantic comedy City Lights gets even brighter when The Philadelphia Orchestra performs Chaplin’s score live while the complete film—considered to be among the greatest ever made—is shown on a giant screen above the stage for the final installment of the “Cinema Series @ SPAC.”

Charlie Chaplin, one of the towering icons of film history, central to the field of film as a producer, director, and actor, is instantly recognizable to people around the world for his signature character, the Tramp.

 
8:00 PM

Marsalis Swing Symphony

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
William Eddins - Conductor
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Marsalis - The Swing Symphony

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), comprising 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988.

 
8:00 PM

Jan & Yannick

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Jan Lisiecki - Piano
Wagner - Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
Grieg - Piano Concerto
Dvorak - Symphony No. 7

Making his SPAC debut is 23 year-old Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki who has won acclaim for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound, and poetic sensibility. The New York Times has called him “a pianist who makes every note count.” Lisiecki’s insightful interpretations, refined technique, and natural affinity for art give him a musical voice that belies his age.

 
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All Mozart

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Christian Blackshaw - Piano
Golda Schultz - Soprano
Tara Erraught - Mezzo-soprano
Jonas Hacker - Tenor
Philippe Sly - Bass-baritone
Albany Pro Musica
José Daniel Flores-Carabello - Director
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595
Mozart - Requiem
Mozart - Ave verum corpus

Mozart’s haunting Requiem came at the very end of his life: He died before he could finish it. A choral masterpiece featuring four renowned vocalists and the powerful forces of the Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus, it is considered one of the greatest expressions of faith ever cast as a work of art.

 
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Format: 2019-10-15