The Saratoga Race Course celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2013.
And in honor of the anniversary, Saratoga Performing Arts Center will join in the celebration by presenting the world premiere of an original orchestral composition by Grammy Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour on Thursday, August 8, 2013. The commission will be premiered by the Philadelphia Orchestra.
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to create a work that honors the 150th anniversary of Saratoga Race Course and the history, traditions and culture that are part of that milestone,” says Danielpour. “I look forward to the challenge of capturing in music, the essence and vitality of that colorful heritage.”
OTHER SPAC NEWS FOR 2013:
Cape Verdean vocalist Carmen Souza will perform during the first day (Saturday, June 29) of the two-day Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival.
During their SPAC stand on July 24 & 25, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will perform choreographer Norbert de la Cruz III‘s work “Square None.”