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The Philadelphia Orchestra Returns to Beloved Summer Homes for Summer 2018 Season

May 30, 2018

Bravo! Vail in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains (July 6-14)

 

Mann Center for the Performing Arts

(July 17-27)

 

Free Neighborhood Chamber Concert at Penn Treaty Park (July 21)

 

Saratoga Performing Arts Center (August 1-18)

 

(Philadelphia, May 30, 2018)—The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates the summer season by bringing “the Philadelphia Sound” to audiences near and far with return visits to three cherished summer homes plus a Free Neighborhood Chamber Concert in Philadelphia. The Orchestra returns to the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), with 25 varied performances of classical favorites and popular programming featuring a host of incredible guest conductors and soloists, concerts led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and, of course, the Fabulous Philadelphians. Musicians of the Orchestra will also perform a free chamber concert in Philadelphia’s Penn Treaty Park to conclude the 2017-18 Free Neighborhood Chamber Concert Series.

 

Bravo! Vail Music Festival

The Orchestra will give six concerts as part of the 31st annual Bravo! Vail Music Festival, led by Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève, David Newman, and Donald Runnicles. Denève leads the Orchestra in three programs of classics. He will be joined by violinist Nikolaj Znaider (July 6), and pianists Nicholas Angelich (July 7) and Jean-Yves Thibaudet (July 8). David Newman leads a fan favorite: John Williams’s complete score to Raiders of the Lost Ark performed alongside the film (July 11). Donald Runnicles leads two programs to close out the Orchestra’s time in the Rocky Mountains, joined by violinist Augustin Hadelich (July 13) and pianist Daniil Trifonov (July 14).

 

Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The Orchestra’s storied history at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts continues with six concerts that offer something for everyone. Assistant Conductor Kensho Watanabe kicks things off with an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring cellist Zachary Mowitz in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut, soprano Elena Perroni, and fireworks (July 17)! Watanabe leads a second program, “Bernstein: Broadway & Beyond” as part of the Mann’s signature festival celebrating the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, featuring some of the composer’s most treasured selections from On the Town and Candide, plus the world premiere of South Side, Symphonic Dances by American composer Darin Atwater––a workbased on the eternal tale in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Bernstein's romantic musical update West Side Story (July 18).

 

Two evenings of film music bring to life Star Wars: A New Hope™ In Concert (led by Constantine Kitsopoulos, July 20) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ (led by Steven Reineke, July 26). Plus, the Mann and The Philadelphia Orchestra will hold a special performance in celebration of the Philadelphia Eagles’ championship season. Conducted by Aram Demirjian and hosted by the “Voice of the Eagles,” Merrill Reese, audiences can relive NFL Films’ video highlights of the Eagles’ championship season alongside live, inspiring music performed by the Orchestra (July 24). André Raphel closes out the Orchestra’s season at the Mann with “A Night of Gershwin” featuring such favorites as the Piano Concerto in F with soloist Micah McLaurin and An American in Paris (July 27).

 

Free Neighborhood Chamber Concert

The Philadelphia Orchestra closes out its 2017-18 Free Neighborhood Chamber Concerts with the largest event of the series. Following successful performances at the Museum of the American Revolution, Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and Historic Strawberry Mansion, the Orchestra brings a brass choir and percussion to Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown on Saturday, July 21 along with family-friendly activities, food trucks, and more! This concert series, generously supported by the William Penn Foundation’s New Audiences/New Places grant, supports The Philadelphia Orchestra’s ongoing work to reach deeper into the communities of Philadelphia by expanding its presence in new neighborhoods and venues.

 

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

The Philadelphia Orchestra will explore the multidisciplinary boundaries of music for 12 performances at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Stéphane Denève leads a program that showcases music and movement featuring dancers from The Pennsylvania Ballet (August 1) and a program featuring music inspired by Shakespeare (August 2). Kensho Watanabe conducts Holst’s The Planets featuring images from NASA (August 3). Music with film returns to SPAC with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ (led by Justin Freer, August 4) and Star Wars: A New Hope™ In Concert (led by Constantine Kitsopoulos, August 11).

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin joins the Orchestra for the final two weeks of concerts to lead Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos (August 8), a family-friendly matinee featuring Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals (August 9), an all-Bernstein program (August 10), Strauss’s Don Juan (August 15), a program featuring Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim and Principal Viola Choong-Jin Chang as soloists (August 16), and Joshua Bell in Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 (August 17). The Orchestra’s summer season concludes with a performance of John Corigliano’s soundtrack to The Red Violin with Joshua Bell, alongside the film (led by Michael Stern, August 18).

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The Philadelphia Orchestra Summer Calendar

(July 6-August 18, 2017)

 

DenÈve Conducts Brahms & DvorÁk

 

July 6 at 6:00 PM—Friday evening—Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

 

Stéphane Denève Conductor

Nikolaj Znaider Violin

 

Brahms                                     Violin Concerto

Dvořák                                      Symphony No. 8

 

The Fabulous Philadelphians offer a thrilling start to their Vail season, joined by an “extraordinarily intelligent, soulful and impassioned” (The Strad) superstar violinist and culminating with Dvořák's joyfully exuberant portrait of Bohemian spirit.

 

Tickets are available through the Box Office, by calling 877.812.5700, or by visiting www.bravovail.org.

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Beethoven’s “Emperor” & Mahler’s “Titan”

 

July 7 at 6:00 PM—Saturday evening—Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

 

Stéphane Denève Conductor

Nicholas Angelich Piano

 

Beethoven                                Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)

Mahler                                      Symphony No. 1

 

The “strikingly imaginative” (Boston Globe) Nicholas Angelich makes his Vail debut with one of Beethoven's greatest creations, and Mahler's nature-inspired melodies reach to the heavens for a truly out-of-this-world experience.

 

Tickets are available through the Box Office, by calling 877.812.5700, or by visiting www.bravovail.org.

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Thibaudet Plays Saint-Saëns

 

July 8 at 6:00 PM—Sunday evening—Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

 

Stéphane Denève Conductor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet Piano

 

Berlioz                                      Roman Carnival Overture

Saint-Saëns                              Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Egyptian”)

Connesson                               E chiaro nella valle il fiume appare

Respighi                                   The Pines of Rome

 

Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève leads the Fabulous Philadelphians on a grand musical tour, featuring the “unassailable artistry” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) of Bravo! favorite Jean-Yves Thibaudet in the vividly exotic “Egyptian” Concerto.

 

Tickets are available through the Box Office, by calling 877.812.5700, or by visiting www.bravovail.org.

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Raiders of the Lost Arks: Film with Live Score

 

July 11 at 7:30 PM—Wednesday evening—Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

 

David Newman Conductor

 

Williams                                    Raiders of the Lost Ark (complete with film)

 

A Bravo! Vail tradition takes on a new adventure! As dusk descends, follow Indiana Jones on his famous quest while the Fabulous Philadelphians perform John Williams' epic score live. Grab a blanket and some popcorn and bring the whole family for this unique Bravo! experience.

 

Tickets are available through the Box Office, by calling 877.812.5700, or by visiting www.bravovail.org.

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Mozart, Barber, & Brahms

 

July 13 at 6:00 PM—Friday evening—Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

 

Donald Runnicles Conductor

Augustin Hadelich Violin

 

Mozart                                      Symphony No. 38 (“Prague”)

Barber                                      Violin Concerto

Brahms                                     Variations on a Theme of Haydn

 

Musical America's 2018 Instrumentalist of the Year Augustin Hadelich returns to Vail with Barber's explosively brilliant Concerto, and Brahms's Haydn Variations are nothing less than inspired perfection.

 

Tickets are available through the Box Office, by calling 877.812.5700, or by visiting www.bravovail.org.

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Trifonov Plays Rachmaninoff

 

July 14 at 6:00 PM—Saturday evening—Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

 

Donald Runnicles Conductor

Daniil Trifonov Piano

 

Smetana                                   Overture to The Bartered Bride

Rachmaninoff                           Piano Concerto No. 1

Humperdinck                             Selections from Hansel and Gretel, Suite for Orchestra

Wagner                                     Overture to Tannhäuser

 

Daniil Trifonov, whose stunning surprise debut electrified audiences last season, returns to Vail with Rachmaninoff's First Piano Concerto, the high-spirited heart of an enchanting program filled with mythological romance and fairy-tale charms.

 

Tickets are available through the Box Office, by calling 877.812.5700, or by visiting www.bravovail.org.

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Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks!

 

July 17 at 8:00 PM—Tuesday evening—Mann Center for the Performing Arts

 

Kensho Watanabe Conductor

Zachary Mowitz Cello—Philadelphia Orchestra Debut

Elena Perroni Soprano

 

Tchaikovsky                              Waltz from Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky                              Rococo Variations, for cello and orchestra

Tchaikovsky                              Letter Scene, from Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky                              Suite from The Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky                              1812 Overture

 

The breathtaking range of Russia's most beloved cultural export, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, is on display to open The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2018 summer season at the Mann. Elegant and fiery, soulful and triumphant, Tchaikovsky's music captures the longing of the human spirit and celebrates the vitality only music can extol. His most popular opera, Eugene Onegin, centers this program, a story of love and loss first immortalized by Pushkin in his novel of the same name.

 

Tickets are on sale now via MannCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000, and the Mann Box Office.

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Bernstein: Broadway & Beyond

 

July 18 at 8:00 PM—Wednesday evening—Mann Center for the Performing Arts

 

Kensho Watanabe Conductor

Joseph Lattanzi Baritone—Philadelphia Orchestra Debut

Alexandra Schoeny Soprano—Philadelphia Orchestra Debut

Stewart Goodyear Piano

 

Bernstein                                  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Atwater                                     South Side, Symphonic DancesWorld Premiere

Bernstein                                  “Simple Song,” from MASS

Bernstein                                  “The Great Lover,” from Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

Bernstein                                  “Lonely Town,” from On the Town

Bernstein                                  “Lonely Town: Pas de deux,” from Three Dance Episodes from On the                                                    Town

Bernstein                                  “Who Am I?,” from Peter PanFirst Philadelphia Orchestra                                                               Performance

Bernstein                                  “Glitter and Be Gay,” from Candide

Gershwin                                   Rhapsody in Blue

    

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein in the Mann’s signature festival concert featuring his most treasured works. The program includes excerpts from On the Town, Peter Pan, Candide, and jazz-infused Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin, a seminal composer in his own right who was a significant influence on Bernstein.

 

The Mann will present the world premiere of a newly commissioned work, South Side, Symphonic Dances, by acclaimed American composer Darin Atwater.

 

Tickets are on sale now via MannCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000, and the Mann Box Office.

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Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert

 

July 20 at 7:30 PM—Friday evening—Mann Center for the Performing Arts

 

Constantine Kitsopoulos Conductor

 

Williams                                    Star Wars: A New Hope™ (complete with film)

 

The Mann presents Star Wars: A New Hope™ In Concert on July 20. The Philadelphia Orchestra will play John Williams's iconic musical score live as the film is projected on three giant screens.

   

Tickets are on sale now via MannCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000, and the Mann Box Office.

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Free Neighborhood Chamber Concert

 

July 21 at 5:00 PM—Saturdayevening—Penn Treaty Park (1301 N. Beach St, Philadelphia, PA 19125)

 

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The Philadelphia Orchestra closes out the 2017-18 Free Neighborhood Chamber Concert Series with a brass choir performance at Penn Treaty Park. This event is FREE and open to the public but online RSVPs at www.philorch.org are encouraged.

 

The Free Neighborhood Chamber Concert series is generously supported by the William Penn Foundation’s New Audiences/New Places grant.

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A Championship Season

 

July 24 at 8:00 PM—Tuesday evening—Mann Center for the Performing Arts

 

Aram Demirjian Conductor

Merrill Reese Host

 

The Mann, NFL Films, and the Philadelphia Eagles take center stage to celebrate the Eagles' championship season with the world premiere of this “Philly Special” concert event. Hosted by the “Voice of the Eagles,” Merrill Reese, relive NFL Films' stunning video highlights of the Philadelphia Eagles’ championship season on three giant screens alongside The Philadelphia Orchestra, performing live the inspiring, uplifting, and wonderfully symphonic music of NFL Films.

 

Tickets are on sale now via MannCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000, and the Mann Box Office.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

July 26 at 7:30 PM—Thursday evening—Mann Center for the Performing Arts

 

Steven Reineke Conductor

 

Williams                                    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanTM (complete with film)

 

The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series returns to the Mann with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert, the third film in the Harry Potter series. On July 26, 2018, The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform the magical score from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.

 

Tickets are on sale now via MannCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000, and the Mann Box Office.

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A Night of Gershwin

 

July 27 at 8:00 PM—Friday evening—Mann Center for the Performing Arts

 

André Raphel Conductor

Micah McLaurin Piano

 

Gershwin                                   Cuban Overture

Gershwin                                   Piano Concerto in F

Gershwin                                   Porgy and Bess, A Symphonic Picture

Gershwin                                   An American in Paris

 

The saying "only in America" easily describes the brilliant career of George Gershwin. Born in Brooklyn in 1898 as the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Gershwin brought the thrilling worlds of jazz and Broadway into the concert hall and opera house. The serious and the playful make this concert a true portrait of this multi-talented American whose music is heard now in every corner of the world.

 

A travel enthusiast, Gershwin's Cuban Overture and An American in Paris are among the best musical postcards ever written.

 

Tickets are on sale now via MannCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000, and the Mann Box Office.

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Festive Fireworks

 

August 1 at 8:00 PM—Wednesday evening—Saratoga Performing Arts Center

 

Stéphane Denève Conductor

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Rachmaninoff                           Symphonic Dances

Connesson                               Maslenitsa

Minkus                                      Pas de deux, from Don Quixote

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, live cannon fire, and dancers from The Pennsylvania Ballet.

 

Tickets are available from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 518.584.9330 (handling fees apply), or at www.spac.org/tickets.

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Symphonic Shakespeare

 

August 2 at 2:00 PM—Thursday afternoon—Saratoga Performing Arts Center

 

Stéphane Denève Conductor

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Walton                                      Selections from As You Like It

Berlioz                                      Overture to Beatrice and Benedict

Tchaikovsky                              Romeo and Juliet

Mendelssohn                            Excerpts from Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

As part of SPAC's new Thursday Matinee series, Stéphane Denève will lead a “Symphonic Shakespeare” program of popular orchestral music set to Shakespeare's most illustrious works. Pieces by Tchaikovsky, Walton, Berlioz, and Mendelssohn will underscore excerpts of Shakespeare's most beloved plays, such as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and As You Like It, performed by actors.

 

Tickets are available from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 518.584.9330 (handling fees apply), or at www.spac.org/tickets.

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The Planets: An HD Odyssey

 

August 3 at 8:00 PM—Friday evening—Saratoga Performing Arts Center

 

Kensho Watanabe Conductor

Women from Albany Pro Musica

 

Theofanidis                               Rainbow Body

Sibelius                                    Night Ride and Sunrise

Holst                                        The Planets (including images from NASA)

 

In this unprecedented multimedia event led by conductor Kensho Watanabe, The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform The Planets from the HD Odyssey film series, featuring images of NASA's exploration of the solar system brought to life in vivid form with the Orchestra's performance of Holst's exciting, cosmic score.

 

Tickets are available from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 518.584.9330 (handling fees apply), or at www.spac.org/tickets.

 

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert

 

August 4 at 8:00 PM—Saturday evening—Saratoga Performing Arts Center

 

Justin Freer Conductor

 

Williams                                    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ (complete with film)

 

Audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™ while The Philadelphia Orchestra performs John Williams's unforgettable score and Harry Potter soars across the big screen in high-definition.

 

Tickets are available from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 518.584.9330 (handling fees apply), or at www.spac.org/tickets.

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Mozart & Mahler

 

August 8 at 8:00 PM—Wednesday evening—Saratoga Performing Arts Center

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Lucas and Arthur Jussen Duo Pianos—Philadelphia Orchestra Debut

Janai Brugger Soprano

 

Mozart                                      Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365

Mahler                                      Symphony No. 4

 

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Saratoga for two weeks.

 

Yannick will be joined by internationally recognized Dutch piano duo Lucas and Arthur Jussen, who will perform at SPAC and with The Philadelphia Orchestra for the first time.

 

Tickets are available from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 518.584.9330 (handling fees apply), or at www.spac.org/tickets.

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Young Virtuosi: Carnival of the Animals

 

August 9 at 2:00 PM—Thursday afternoon—Saratoga Performing Arts Center

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Lucas and Arthur Jussen Duo Pianos

Kevin McGuire Narrator

 

Elgar                                        Selections from The Wand of Youth

Saint-Saëns                              Carnival of the Animals

Britten                                       The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

 

Carnival of the Animals is a humorous musical suite of 14 movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Accompanied by accessible commentary, alongside projections of animal drawings submitted by local children, attendees are invited to follow each section of Saint-Saëns’s classic piece while they listen. Young, virtuosic “piano brothers” Lucas and Arthur Jussen will perform alongside the Orchestra following their debut performance the previous evening.

 

Tickets are available from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 518.584.9330 (handling fees apply), or at www.spac.org/tickets.

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All Bernstein: Celebrating 100 Years

   

August 10 at 8:00 PM—Friday evening—Saratoga Performing Arts Center

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Jennifer Koh Violin

Julia Udine Vocalist (Maria)

Ryan Silverman Vocalist (Tony)
Isabel Santiago Vocalist (Anita)

 

Bernstein                                  Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

Bernstein                                  Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp, and                                                   Percussion

Bernstein                                  Scenes from West Side Story

Bernstein                                  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

 

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin pay homage to the birth centennial of the composer-conductor with an All-Bernstein program featuring an orchestral suite from his only film score, On the Waterfront; the Serenade featuring violinist Jennifer Koh; and scenes from West Side Story.

 

Tickets are available from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 518.584.9330 (handling fees apply), or at www.spac.org/tickets.

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Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert

 

August 11 at 8:00 PM—Saturday evening—Saratoga Performing Arts Center

 

Constantine Kitsopoulos Conductor

 

Williams                                    Star Wars: A New Hope™ (complete with film)

 

The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform John Williams's iconic musical score live as Star Wars: A New Hope™ is projected on three giant screens. Since the release of A New Hope over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams. The top Academy Award®-winning Star Wars film, A New Hope was nominated for ten Oscars including Best Original Score. 

 

Tickets are available from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 518.584.9330 (handling fees apply), or at www.spac.org/tickets.

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The Orchestra Unleashed!

 

August 15 at 8:00 PM—Wednesday evening—Saratoga Performing Arts Center

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Serhiy Salov Piano—Philadelphia Orchestra Debut

 

Strauss                                     Don Juan

Rachmaninoff                           Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, for piano and orchestra

Bartók                                      Concerto for Orchestra

 

Born into the exceptional pianistic tradition of the Ukraine, Serhiy Salov is recognized as an outstanding pianist whose playing is both energetic and imbued with sensitivity. Salov, who will be making his SPAC and Philadelphia Orchestra debuts, is artist-in-residence at the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal.

 

Tickets are available from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 518.584.9330 (handling fees apply), or at www.spac.org/tickets.

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Captivating Classics

 

August 16 at 2:00 PM—Thursday afternoon—Saratoga Performing Arts Center

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

David Kim Violin

Choong-Jin Chang Viola

 

Rossini                                                 Overture to William Tell

Mozart                                      Sinfonia concertante, K. 364, for violin, viola, and orchestra

Musorgsky                                Pictures from an Exhibition

 

The final Philadelphia Orchestra matinee of the season will feature Concertmaster David Kim and Principal Viola Choong-Jin Chang for a concert of “Captivating Classics.” Kicking off the afternoon is the festive Overture to William Tell, remembered for its exciting final three minutes, which came to serve as the theme music for the Lone Ranger programs in movies and on radio and television.

 

Tickets are available from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 518.584.9330 (handling fees apply), or at www.spac.org/tickets.

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Joshua Bell with The Philadelphia Orchestra

 

August 17 at 8:00 PM—Friday evening—Saratoga Performing Arts Center

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Joshua Bell Violin

 

Dvořák                                     Othello Overture

Bruch                                        Violin Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky                              Symphony No. 6 (“Pathétique”)

 

Returning to SPAC for two performances is celebrated violinist Joshua Bell. With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and conductor, he will perform two evenings including an August 17 program highlighted by Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1.

   

Tickets are available from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 518.584.9330 (handling fees apply), or at www.spac.org/tickets.

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The Red Violin with Joshua Bell

 

August 18 at 8:00 PM—Saturday evening—Saratoga Performing Arts Center

 

Michael Stern Conductor

Joshua Bell Violin

 

Corigliano                                 The Red Violin (complete with film)

 

The Academy Award-winning film The Red Violin follows the intricate history of a beautiful antique violin that is traced from its creation in Cremona, Italy, in 1681, where a legendary violin maker (Carlo Cecchi) paints it with his dead wife's blood to keep her memory alive, to an auction house in modern-day Montreal, where it draws the eye of an expert appraiser (Samuel L. Jackson). Over the intervening years, the violin travels through four different countries, where it has a profound impact on all those who own it.

 

Tickets are available from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 518.584.9330 (handling fees apply), or at www.spac.org/tickets.

 

 

(All programs and artists subject to change)

 

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About The Philadelphia Orchestra

 

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CONTACTS:

 

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215.893.1939

aberke@philorch.org

 

Amanda N. Olszewski

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