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The Philadelphia Orchestra Kicks Off Exciting 2013 Summer Season, Serenading Music-Lovers in Philadelphia and the Countryside, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and Upstate New York

June 27, 2013

Free Neighborhood Concert and Fireworks at Penn’s Landing: July 2

A Return to the Orchestra’s Philadelphia Summer Home at the Mann for Concerts in
Verdant Fairmount Park: July 23-25, July 31-August 2

First Princeton Concert in Nearly 50 Years: July 17

  Performances Under the Stars at Longwood Gardens: July 18 & 19

Bravo! Vail Festival in Colorado’s Majestic Rocky Mountains: July 5-13

Spectacular End to the Summer Season at Saratoga Performing Arts Center: August 7-24

(Philadelphia, June 27, 2013)—The Philadelphia Orchestra launches an exciting 2013 summer season on July 2 with a free Neighborhood Concert under the stars on the RiverStage at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. This quintessential summer concert, presented by Wells Fargo and conducted by Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor Cristian Măcelaru, is followed by a spectacular fireworks display on the Delaware River. Philadelphia audiences will enjoy an array of other performances in the tri-state area this summer, with a July concert in Princeton, New Jersey’s Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall—the Orchestra’s first concert in Princeton in nearly 50 years; two performances at the lush Meadow at Longwood Gardens; and two weeks of concerts at the Mann in beautiful and expansive Fairmount Park.

Music lovers beyond Philadelphia will have a chance to enjoy the Orchestra when the ensemble returns to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for its annual residency at Bravo! Vail in early July. And, as the perfect end to an exciting summer season, the Orchestra returns to Saratoga Springs, New York, for three weeks of concerts at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in August—where it has performed each summer since the Center’s founding in 1966.

CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS
RiverStage at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Tuesday, July 2, at 8:00 PM
The Philadelphia Orchestra with Associate Conductor Cristian Măcelaru and guest violinist Kristin Lee takes to the RiverStage at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for a free Neighborhood Concert. This is the Orchestra’s sixth appearance on the Great Plaza. The program, presented by Wells Fargo, features Bernstein’s Overture to Candide; Barber’s Commando March; Vieuxtemps’s Souvenir d’Amérique: Variations on “Yankee Doodle”; Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite; Grofé’s “On the Trail,” from The Grand Canyon Suite; and ends with Tchaikovsky’s rousing and patriotic 1812 Overture. To close this enchanted evening, a spectacular fireworks display lights up the night sky on the Delaware Riverfront. In a rare pre-concert treat at 5:00 PM, the Orchestra welcomes students from the Philadelphia International Music Festival as they perform Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 in D major (“Reformation”); Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite; Winkler’s Concert Prelude III; Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor; and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-flat major; all under the direction of Măcelaru. This annual summer music program provides young musicians from around the world the opportunity to study with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra. For more information, visit http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/

Bravo! Vail—Vail, Colorado—July 5 to 13
The Philadelphia Orchestra journeys to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for the seventh season of performances at Bravo! Vail taking place from July 5 to 13. On the heels of a highly-successful inaugural subscription season in Philadelphia, and his debut at Bravo! Vail in 2012, Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Orchestra in concerts at the Gerald F. Ford Amphitheater on July 10, 12, and 13. The first program features works by Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff with cellist Alisa Weilerstein, while the July 12 program showcases the music of Mozart and Mahler with pianist Jan Lisiecki (in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut) and soprano Susanna Phillips. In the culminating performance of the residency on July 13, the Orchestra recreates the magic of Verdi’s Requiem, which Nézet-Séguin performed with the ensemble last fall in Verizon Hall to celebrate his inaugural subscription season. A star-studded cast including soprano Angela Meade, mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, tenor John Mac Master (in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut), and bass-baritone John Relyea joins the Orchestra and Nézet-Séguin for a performance with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Other renowned guest artists set to join the Orchestra on the festival stage include saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut (July 5), conductor Giancarlo Guerrero (July 5, 7), and violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (July 7). Plus, The Philadelphia Orchestra’s own associate conductor, Cristian Măcelaru, conducts Cirque de la Symphonie (July 6) while Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales is featured on the Latin Jazz Night with Paquito D’Rivera program (July 5). Visit www.vailmusicfestival.org for tickets and more information.

Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall—Princeton, New Jersey—July 17
The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to Princeton, New Jersey, for the first time in nearly 50 years as William and Judith Scheide welcome the ensemble for the Sixth Annual Midsummer Celebration concert in July. The performance will be led by guest conductor Mark Laycock­ who made his Philadelphia Orchestra conducting debut at the age of 21 as winner of the Leopold Stokowski Memorial Conducting Competition nearly 35 years ago. The concert will take place at Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on July 17, at 8:00 PM and will feature Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 (“Classical”), Weber’s Overture to Oberon, Brahms’s Variations on a Theme of Haydn, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 (“Spring”). This will mark the first Philadelphia Orchestra performance in Princeton since 1964. Visit www.princeton.edu/utickets for tickets and more information.

The Meadow at Longwood Gardens—Kennett Square, Pennsylvania—July 18, 19
As part of Longwood Gardens’ annual Summer Concert series, the Orchestra performs two evenings of music under the stars with Associate Conductor Cristian Măcelaru and conductor Sarah Hicks. The first concert, with Măcelaru, features Beethoven’s Egmont Overture,Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, and violinist Nicola Benedetti in her Philadelphia Orchestra debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. The following evening, with Ms. Hicks and soprano Janai Brugger in her Philadelphia Orchestra debut, brings a program of classic favorites to Longwood with a concert featuring excerpts from The Sound of Music, Mancini’s “Moon River,” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and others. For ticketing and other information, visit www.longwoodgardens.org.

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—July 23-25, July 31-August 2
The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to its summer home in Philadelphia at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. This marks the 38th season the ensemble has performed at the Mann’s Fairmount Park campus, which now features a greatly expanded Great Lawn along with the most spectacular views of Philadelphia’s nighttime skyline. The Philadelphians perform an eclectic mix of programming in July and August, and are joined by a number of highly-acclaimed conductors such as Steven Reineke (July 24) and Kirill Karabits in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut (July 31).

Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor Cristian Măcelaru leads the July 23 program entitled Disney’s Fantasia: Live in Concert featuring well-known works such as Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Suite from The Nutcracker, and Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, which was featured in the popular Disney movie, Fantasia, for which the Orchestra performed the original soundtrack. On July 24, the “Voice of the Eagles,” Merrill Reese, and composer/parodist Peter Schickele join the Orchestra for a “Symphonic Sports-tacular,” pairing larger-than-life images of Philly’s greatest moments in sports with some of classical music’s most iconic pieces, plus fireworks. July 25 brings video gamers a rare treat with a program conducted by Eímear Noone in her Philadelphia Orchestra debut entitled The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses and on August 1, the Orchestra celebrates the legendary Van Cliburn in a tribute concert led by Măcelaru and featuring this year’s Van Cliburn Competition winner, Russia’s Vadym Kholodenko.

Other notable performers include pianist Di Wu in The Rite of Spring (July 31) and the two-time Emmy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein (August 2), also celebrating his Philadelphia Orchestra debut.

Members of The Philadelphia Orchestra began playing summer concerts at the Robin Hood Dell in Fairmount Park as early as 1930. The Mann Center for the Performing Arts was founded in 1935 under the name Robin Hood Dell Concerts, as the summer venue for the concert presentations of The Philadelphia Orchestra. The Mann moved into its present outdoor facility in 1976, where the Orchestra has performed every year since. Visit http://manncenter.org for tickets and more information.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center—Saratoga Springs, New York—August 7-24
The Saratoga region welcomes back The Philadelphia Orchestra for three weeks of concerts at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) from August 7-24. The ensemble has performed at SPAC each summer since the Center’s founding in 1966. Highlights of the 12-concert series include the 150th Anniversary of the Racecourse Concert with conductor Keith Lockhart (August 8), A Bernstein Extravaganza with New York City Ballet led by Stéphane Denève and featuring Jamie Bernstein as host and Rob Lorey as vocalist in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut (August 9), cellist Yo-Yo Ma also with conductor Denève (August 10), and An Evening with Béla Fleck featuring the artist performing his Banjo Concerto in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut with conductor Giancarlo Guerrero (August 21).

Throughout the residency, the Orchestra will also be led by New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke (August 14), Bramwell Tovey (August 15), Gianandrea Noseda (August 16, 17), and Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor Cristian Măcelaru (August 23, 24). Additional guest artists include violinists Gil Shaham (August 7) and Sarah Chang (August 16), vocalist Michael Cavanaugh in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut (August 14), percussionist Colin Currie (August 15), pianist Jonathan Biss (August 17), cellist Johannes Moser (August 22), and pianist Daniil Trifonov in his Philadelphia Orchestra debut (August 24).

Since its opening in 1966, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center has created a reputation as one of America’s most prestigious summer festivals. Its tranquil setting among the woods of Saratoga State Park north of Albany, New York, draws vacation crowds and arts connoisseurs each year to its summer programming. The annual Saratoga Chamber Music Festival takes place surrounding the Philadelphians’ orchestral concerts each August. Visit www.spac.org for more information.

A full listing of summer concerts is included below. For more information, visit www.philorch.org.


The Philadelphia Orchestra
Renowned for its distinctive sound, beloved for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of “firsts” in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin became the eighth music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra beginning in the 2012-13 season and brings a vision that extends beyond symphonic music into the vivid world of opera and choral music. He follows an extraordinary history of artistic leaders in the Orchestra’s 112 seasons, including music directors Fritz Scheel, Carl Pohlig, Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy, Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Christoph Eschenbach, and Charles Dutoit, who served as chief conductor from 2008 to 2012.

The Philadelphia Orchestra maintains a strong commitment to collaborations with cultural and community organizations on a regional and national level. Since Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore’s arrival in 2010 The Philadelphia Orchestra has reinvigorated or launched new partnerships with the Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia Live Arts (Fringe Festival), Philadanco, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Marian Anderson Award, the Ridge Theater Company, and stage director James Alexander, among others.

Philadelphia is home and the Orchestra nurtures an important relationship not only with patrons who support the main season at the Kimmel Center but also those who enjoy the Orchestra’s other area performances at the Mann Center, Penn’s Landing, and other venues. The Philadelphia Orchestra Association also continues to own the Academy of Music, a National Historic Landmark.

Through concerts, tours, residencies, presentations, and recordings, the Orchestra is a global ambassador for Philadelphia and for the U.S. Having been the first American orchestra to perform in China, in 1973 at the request of President Nixon, today The Philadelphia Orchestra boasts a new partnership with the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. The Orchestra annually performs at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center while also enjoying a three-week residency in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and a strong partnership with the Bravo! Vail festival.

The ensemble recently joined with SpectiCast to deliver simulcasts of Orchestra concerts into theaters, schools, and performing arts centers. The Orchestra also recently announced a partnership with WRTI (90.1 FM) to broadcast pre-recorded versions of its subscription concerts from February through May 2013. The ensemble maintains an important Philadelphia tradition of presenting educational programs for students of all ages. Today the Orchestra executes a myriad of education and community partnership programs serving nearly 50,000 annually, including its Neighborhood Concert Series, Sound All Around and Family Concerts, and eZseatU. In February 2013 the Orchestra announced a recording project with Deutsche Grammophon, in which Yannick and the ensemble will record Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. For more information on The Philadelphia Orchestra, please visit www.philorch.org.

 


FREE NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT AT PENN’S LANDING WITH FIREWORKS

July 2 at 8:00 PM – Tuesday evening – Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru Conductor
Kristin Lee Violin – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut

Bernstein Overture to Candide
Barber Commando March
Vieuxtemps Souvenir d’Amérique: Variations on “Yankee Doodle”
Copland Billy the Kid Suite
Grofé “On the Trail,” from The Grand Canyon Suite
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

Tickets: Free
This concert is presented by Wells Fargo.


LATIN JAZZ NIGHT WITH PAQUITO D’RIVERA

July 5 at 6:00 PM – Friday evening – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero Conductor
Paquito D’Rivera Clarinet and Saxophone – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut
Ricardo Morales Clarinet
Alexander Brown Piano – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut

Falla Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat
Piazzolla Revirado
D’Rivera I Remember Diz
Lecuona Ante el Escorial
Lecuona “Andalucía,” from Andalucía (Suite espagñola)
Giménez Intermezzo from The Wedding of Luis Alonso
D’Rivera “Contradanza,” from Aires tropicales
D’Rivera “Vals venezolano,” from Aires tropicales
Thielemans Waltz for Sonny
D’Rivera To Brenda with Love
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espagnol

Tickets: $27-$110, 877.812.5700 or www.bravovail.org.


CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE

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

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru Conductor

Tickets: $27-$110, 877.812.5700 or www.bravovail.org.


NADJA AND APPALACHIAN SPRING

July 7 at 6:00 PM – Sunday evening – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero Conductor
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg Violin 

Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture
Saint-Saëns Havanaise, for violin and orchestra
Ravel Tzigane, for violin and orchestra
Copland Appalachian Spring
Sierra Sinfonía No. 4

Tickets: $27-$110, 877.812.5700 or www.bravovail.org.


YANNICK CONDUCTS RACHMANINOFF

July 10 at 6:00 PM – Wednesday evening – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Alisa Weilerstein Cello 

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

Tickets: $27-$110, 877.812.5700 or www.bravovail.org.


MOZART’S PIANO CONCERTO AND MAHLER’S 4TH

July 12 at 6:00 PM – Friday evening – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Jan Lisiecki Piano – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut 
Susanna Phillips Soprano

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466
Mahler Symphony No. 4

Tickets: $27-$110, 877.812.5700 or www.bravovail.org.


VERDI’S REQUIEM

July 13 at 6:00 PM – Saturday evening – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Angela Meade Soprano
Karen Cargill Mezzo-soprano
John Mac Master Tenor – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut
John Relyea Bass-baritone
Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Verdi Requiem

Tickets: $27-$110, 877.812.5700 or www.bravovail.org.


SIXTH ANNUAL SCHEIDE MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION

July 17 at 8:00 PM – Wednesday evening – Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Mark Laycock Conductor

Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 (“Classical”)
Weber Overture to Oberon
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn
Schumann Symphony No. 1 (“Spring”)

Tickets: $62-$92, 609.258.9220 or www.princeton.edu/utickets.


LONGWOOD GARDENS

July 18 at 7:30 PM – Thursday evening – Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru Conductor
Nicola Benedetti Violin – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut 

Beethoven Overture to Egmont
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Tickets: $35-$85, 215.893.1999 or www.longwoodgardens.org.


THE HILLS ARE ALIVE–NATURE AND MUSIC

July 19 at 7:30 PM – Friday evening – Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Sarah Hicks Conductor
Janai Brugger Soprano – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut 

Copland An Outdoor Overture
Grainger “Country Gardens”
J. Strauss, Jr. “Im Krapfenwaldl” Polka
Grofé “On the Trail,” from The Grand Canyon Suite
Gershwin “Summertime,” from Porgy and Bess
Rodgers Selections from The Sound of Music
J. Strauss, Jr. “Voices of Spring” Waltz
Puccini “O mio babbino caro,” from Gianni Schicchi
Smetana “The Moldau,” from Má vlast
Mancini “Moon River,” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Williams “Adventures on Earth,” from E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial

Tickets: $35-$85, 215.893.1999 or www.longwoodgardens.org.


DISNEY’S FANTASIA: LIVE IN CONCERT

July 23 at 8:00 PM – Tuesday evening – Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru Conductor

Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Beethoven Excerpts from Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”) (performed with Fantasia film)
Tchaikovsky Excerpts from Suite from The Nutcracker (performed with Fantasia film)
Stravinsky Excerpts from Suite from The Firebird
Ponchielli “Dance of the Hours,” from La Gioconda
Debussy “Clair de lune,” from Suite bergamasque
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39, No. 1
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Tickets: $15-$49.50, 215.893.1999 or www.manncenter.org.


SYMPHONIC SPORTS-TACULAR WITH FIREWORKS

July 24 at 8:00 PM – Wednesday evening – Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Steven Reineke Conductor
Merrill Reese Host – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut   
Peter Schickele Speaker
Elliott Forrest Speaker – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut 

Tickets: $12.50-$49.50, 215.893.1999 or www.manncenter.org.


THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES–SECOND QUEST

July 25 at 8:00 PM – Thursday evening – Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Eímear Noone Conductor – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut   

Kondo The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

Tickets: $19.50-$95, 215.893.1999 or www.manncenter.org.


FROM RUSSIAN ROMANCE TO REVOLUTION

July 31 at 8:00 PM – Wednesday evening – Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Kirill Karabits Conductor – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut   
Di Wu Piano 

Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Overture
Rachmaninoff
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, for piano and orchestra
Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring

Tickets: $12.50-$49.50, 215.893.1999 or www.manncenter.org.


VAN CLIBURN: A TRIBUTE

August 1 at 8:00 PM – Thursday evening – Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru Conductor
Vadym Kholodenko Piano – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut   

Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
TBA Piano Concerto
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Strauss Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

Tickets: $12.50-$49.50, 215.893.1999 or www.manncenter.org.


MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AND FRIENDS—CHRISTINE EBERSOLE AND BETTY BUCKLEY

August 2 at 8:00 PM – Friday evening – Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Michael Feinstein Vocalist – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut   
Christine Ebersole Vocalist – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut   
Betty Buckley Vocalist – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut   

Tickets: $12.50-$49.50, 215.893.1999 or www.manncenter.org.


OPENING NIGHT

August 7 at 8:00 PM – Wednesday evening – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Stéphane Denève Conductor
Gil Shaham Violin

Sibelius “Lemminkäinen’s Return,” from Lemminkäinen Suite
SibeliusViolin Concerto
DvořákSymphony No. 8

Tickets: $24-$90, 518.584.9330 or www.spac.org.


THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RACECOURSE CONCERT

August 8 at 8:00 PM – Thursday evening – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Keith Lockhart Conductor

Gould Flourishes and Gallop
Suppé Overture to Light Cavalry
Newman Selections from Seabiscuit
J. Williams “Dartmoor 1912,” from War Horse
Copland Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
Danielpour Serenade (Saratoga Performing Arts Center commission—world premiere)
Various“The Horse” (with film)
Gould “Saratoga Quickstep,” from American Ballads
Rossini Overture to William Tell

Tickets: $24-$90, 518.584.9330 or www.spac.org.


A BERNSTEIN EXTRAVAGANZA WITH NYCB

August 9 at 8:00 PM – Friday evening – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Stéphane Denève Conductor
Jamie Bernstein Host
Rob Lorey Vocalist – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut   
New York City Ballet Dancers

Bernstein Excerpts from Fancy Free
Poulenc Suite from Les biches
Bernstein "Something’s Coming," from West Side Story
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Ravel La Valse

Tickets: $24-$90, 518.584.9330 or www.spac.org.


YO-YO MA

August 10 at 8:00 PM – Saturday evening – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Stéphane Denève Conductor
Yo-Yo Ma Cello

Elgar Cello Concerto
Frank Concertino Cusqueño
Debussy La Mer

Tickets: $24-$90, 518.584.9330 or www.spac.org.


POPS: A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN & MORE

August 14 at 8:00 PM – Wednesday evening – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Steven Reineke Conductor
Michael Cavanaugh Vocalist – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut   

Tickets: $24-$90, 518.584.9330 or www.spac.org.


THE NIGHT OF THE DRUM

August 15 at 8:00 PM – Thursday evening – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey Conductor
Colin Currie Percussion

Tovey Urban Runway
Higdon Percussion Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Tickets: $24-$90, 518.584.9330 or www.spac.org.


SARAH CHANG

August 16 at 8:00 PM – Friday evening – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
Sarah Chang Violin

Sibelius Finlandia
Barber Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3 (“Polish”)

Tickets: $24-$90, 518.584.9330 or www.spac.org.


THE RITE OF SPRING

August 17 at 8:00 PM – Saturday evening – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
Jonathan Biss Piano

Borodin Overture to Prince Igor
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Tickets: $24-$90, 518.584.9330 or www.spac.org.


AN EVENING WITH BÉLA FLECK

August 21 at 8:00 PM – Wednesday evening – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero Conductor
Béla Fleck Banjo – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut   

Shostakovich Festive Overture
Fleck Banjo Concerto (“The Imposter Concerto”)
Falla Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espagnol

Tickets: $24-$90, 518.584.9330 or www.spac.org.


JOHANNES MOSER DA!

August 22 at 8:00 PM – Thursday evening – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero Conductor
Johannes Moser Cello

TchaikovskyWaltzes from Eugene Onegin
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Tickets: $24-$90, 518.584.9330 or www.spac.org.


FANTASIA

August 23 at 8:00 PM – Friday evening – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru Conductor

Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Ponchielli “Dance of the Hours,” from La Gioconda
Debussy “Clair de lune,” from Suite bergamasque
Musorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain
Tchaikovsky Excerpts from Suite from The Nutcracker
Beethoven Excerpts from Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”)
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Tickets: $24-$90, 518.584.9330 or www.spac.org.


TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR

August 24 at 8:00 PM – Saturday evening – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru Conductor
Daniil Trifonov Piano – Philadelphia Orchestra Debut   

Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
Borodin Polovtsian Dances, from Prince Igor
Tchaikovsky1812 Overture

Tickets: $24-$90, 518.584.9330 or www.spac.org.