SARATOGA SPRINGS – One of the most prominent orchestras in the world, The Philadelphia Orchestra is holding its 2015 residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center beginning August 5 and going until August 22.
A spectacular roster of conductors including Philadelphia Orchestra principal guest conductor Stèphane Denève, conductor-in-residence Christian Măcelaru and Steven Reineke will lead the orchestra during its three-weeks of performances.
“The impressive combination of the unique Philadelphian sound and SPAC’s outdoor beauty has enthralled audiences young and old for nearly fifty years,” said Marcia J. White, SPAC’s president and executive director.
Some major highlights of the residency include the Philadelphia Orchestra debut of sensational Broadway and screen superstar Bernadette Peters on opening night, August 5. On August 8, the Orchestra will present “Pixar in Concert” where clips from all 14 of Pixar’s films, including “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo” and “Up,” will be accompanied by the live symphony orchestra. An icon of classical music, Yo-Yo Ma will play “Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major” on August 7.
Other points of interest include a night of all Beethoven on Wednesday, August 12 and on August 14, the New York City Ballet returns to SPAC to perform selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” alongside the orchestra.
For a full line-up of the residency and to purchase tickets please visit spac.org.