Considered one of the seminal works of the 20th century and a breakthrough for modernism, Igor Stravinsky’s 1913 tradition-shattering masterpiece, “The Rite of Spring,” is celebrating its 100th anniversary. And in commemoration of the musical milestone, conductor Gianandrea Noseda will raise his baton to conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra through “The Rite of Spring” at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Saturday (August 17).
Saturday’s program will not only feature “The Rite of Spring,” but also Borodin’s Overture to Prince Igor and special guest pianist Jonathan Biss making his first SPAC appearance since 2006 with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4.
Pre-Show: It’s time once again to celebrate the artist! For the annual interactive pre-show event, artists are invited to take inspiration from their surroundings to create a new work on site at SPAC. Interested amateur or professional artists can contact Mary Jane Sweetland at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 584.9330 x123 to be put on a list for a pair of complimentary tickets. Artists should bring their own art supplies – including an easel – and plan on working on, or creating an original work during the 6-8pm “pre-show” festivities.
Reserved amphitheater seats are $32, $43, $51, $70 & $80; general lawn admission $24.
BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the show to two lucky Nippertown readers! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Saturday (August 17), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Saturday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck!/del> This giveaway has ended. AND… don’t forget that we’re also giving away FREE TICKETS for Thursday night’s (August 15) performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra with percussion powerhouse Colin Currie at SPAC. GO HERE to enter… This giveaway has ended.