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8:00 PM

Opening Night: Ode to Joy & Hannibal

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Laquita Mitchell - Soprano
J'Nai Bridges - Mezzo-soprano
Rodrick Dixon - Tenor
Morris Robinson - Bass
Albany Pro Musica
José Daniel Flores-Carabello - Director
Morgan State University Choir
Eric Conway - Director
Hannibal - Excerpts from One Land, One River, One People
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 ("Choral")

Dukas - Fanfare from La Péri
Ewald - Brass Quintet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 5
Jeffrey Curnow Trumpet
Anthony Prisk Trumpet
Jeffrey Lang Horn
Matthew Vaughn Trombone
Carol Jantsch Tuba

Reich - Music for Pieces of Wood
Morales - Little Rhumba
Don S.
 
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Sarah Chang Returns

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Sarah Chang - Violin
Bernstein - Overture to Candide
Sibelius - Violin Concerto
Brahms - Symphony No. 4

Dukas - Fanfare from La Péri
Ewald - Brass Quintet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 5
Jeffrey Curnow Trumpet
Anthony Prisk Trumpet
Jeffrey Lang Horn
Matthew Vaughn Trombone
Carol Jantsch Tuba

Reich - Music for Pieces of Wood
Morales - Little Rhumba
Don S.
 
8:00 PM

NYC Ballet & Torke Premiere

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
New York City Ballet
Ana Sophia Scheller - Dancer
Andrew Veyette - Dancer
Rebecca Krohn - Dancer
Amar Ramasar - Dancer
Torke - Unconquered
Tchaikovsky - White Swan Pas de deux, from Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky - Russian Dance, from Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky - Black Swan Pas de deux, from Swan Lake
Ravel - Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloé
Ravel - La Valse

Internationally acclaimed composer Michael Torke has been commissioned by SPAC, Charles and Candace Wait and The Adirondack Trust Company to create an orchestral work for The Philadelphia Orchestra to premiere during the 2016 anniversary celebration. Torke's longtime connections to SPAC and Saratoga are deeply personal as he is a nine-time resident of Yaddo, an artists' community providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York.

 
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Ratatouille in Concert

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
Ted Sperling - Conductor
Giacchino - Ratatouille

The film will be shown with movie dialogue set to live orchestra accompaniment on high definition screens in four distinct locations.

 
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Track & SPAC

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
Keith Lockhart - Conductor
Justin Hopkins - Bass-baritone
Tom Durkin - Narrator
Copland - An Outdoor Overture
Copland - Selections from Old American Songs
Copland - Billy the Kid Suite
Wagner - "The Ride of the Valkyries," from Die Walküre
Gould - “Saratoga Quickstep,” from American Ballads
Trad.-arr.Courage/P. Williams - The Horse (with film)
Rossini - Overture to William Tell

Dukas - Fanfare from La Péri
Ewald - Brass Quintet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 5
Jeffrey Curnow Trumpet
Anthony Prisk Trumpet
Jeffrey Lang Horn
Matthew Vaughn Trombone
Carol Jantsch Tuba

Reich - Music for Pieces of Wood
Morales - Little Rhumba
Don S.
 
3:00 PM

The Firebird

3:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
Cristian Macelaru - Conductor
Janni Younge Productions Puppets
Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Serenade in G major
Grieg - “Holberg” Suite
Stravinsky - The Firebird (complete ballet)

The puppeteers that brought the world the unforgettable Broadway Musical War Horse will once again amaze audiences as they bring to life the timeless Russian fairytale ballet The Firebird.

 
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The Firebird

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Cristian Macelaru - Conductor
Janni Younge Productions Puppets
Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Serenade in G major
Grieg - “Holberg” Suite
Stravinsky - The Firebird (complete ballet)

The puppeteers that brought the world the unforgettable Broadway Musical War Horse will once again amaze audiences as they bring to life the timeless Russian fairytale ballet The Firebird.

 
8:00 PM

Sophisticated Ladies

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
Steven Reineke - Conductor
Capathia Jenkins - Vocalist
N'Kenge - Vocalist
Montego Glover - Vocalist
Strayhorn - Take the "A" Train
Gershwin - "Strike Up the Band," from Strike Up the Band
Gershwin - "Clap Yo' Hands," from Oh, Kay!
Calloway - "Zah, Zuh, Zaz"
Arlen - "Stormy Weather"
Coots - "You Go to My Head"
McHugh - "I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby"
Rodgers - "The Lady Is a Tramp," from Babes in Arms
Gershwin - "Our Love Is Here to Stay"
Gershwin - "They Can't Take That Away from Me"
Arlen - "Come Rain or Come Shine," from St. Louis Woman
Basie - One O'Clock Jump
Gershwin - "Fascinating Rhythm," from Lady Be Good
Mercer - "Something's Gotta Give," from Daddy Long Legs
Coleman - "The Best Is Yet to Come"
Weill - "Mack the Knife," from The Threepenny Opera
Arlen - "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)," from The Sky's the Limit
Holiday - "God Bless the Child"
Gershwin - "Summertime," from Porgy and Bess
Arlen - "Blues in the Night," from Blues in the Night

Sophisticated Ladies is a celebration of the groundbreaking icons of American popular song, from Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughan to Dinah Washington and of course, Billie Holiday.

 
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8:00 PM

An Evening with Yannick & André Watts

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
André Watts - Piano
Grieg - Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
Sibelius - Symphony No. 5

Dukas - Fanfare from La Péri
Ewald - Brass Quintet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 5
Jeffrey Curnow Trumpet
Anthony Prisk Trumpet
Jeffrey Lang Horn
Matthew Vaughn Trombone
Carol Jantsch Tuba

Reich - Music for Pieces of Wood
Morales - Little Rhumba
Don S.
 
8:00 PM

An Evening with Renée Fleming

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Renée Fleming - Soprano
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet
Verdi - "The Willow Song" and "Ave Maria," from Otello
Tchaikovsky - Francesca da Rimini

Dukas - Fanfare from La Péri
Ewald - Brass Quintet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 5
Jeffrey Curnow Trumpet
Anthony Prisk Trumpet
Jeffrey Lang Horn
Matthew Vaughn Trombone
Carol Jantsch Tuba

Reich - Music for Pieces of Wood
Morales - Little Rhumba
Don S.
 
8:00 PM

Joshua Bell and Chris Botti

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
Steven Reineke - Conductor
Joshua Bell - Violin
Chris Botti - Trumpet

It’s a double billing of out-of-this stratosphere musicianship as two renowned GRAMMY winners–jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and classical violinist Joshua Bell take to the SPAC stage on Friday, August 19. Botti and Bell will deliver impassioned, ageless, genre-crossing music to SPAC concertgoers with The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Steven Reineke.

 
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Triple Threat: Tchaikovsky Finale

8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Wu Han - Piano
Benjamin Beilman - Violin
David Finckel - Cello
Brahms - Symphony No. 2
Beethoven - Triple Concerto, for piano, violin, cello, and orchestra
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
 
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