15-time Grammy Award-winner Itzhak Perlman has been announced as the special guest with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, August 20. Perlman will be doing double duty for the evening – playing violin on Bach’s Violin Concerto in A Minor, as well as taking the podium to conduct the orchestra. Tickets will go on sale to SPAC members in February and to the general public in March.
Meanwhile, the Lew Tabackin Trio is the first act to be announced for the 2014 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. The flutist-saxman and his band – bassist Boris Kozlov and drummer Mark Taylor – are slated to perform on the Gazebo stage on Saturday, June 28, the first day of the two-day fest.