SPAC Announces 2017 Classical Schedule

February 6th, 2017, 9:30 am by Greg

Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma returns to SPAC on Wednesday, August 9


Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk, Rudy Lu

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center has announced the schedule of classical events for the 2017 summer season including the New York City Ballet, Che Malambo, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

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Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Tuesday, February 21.

Here’s the complete schedule:

NEW YORK CITY BALLET

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5 @ 8pm – All American
Adams/Martins: Fearful Symmetries
Deacon/Peck: The Times Are Racing (SPAC Premiere)
Sousa/Balanchine: Stars and Stripes

THURSDAY, JULY 6 @ 8pm – All Balanchine
Tschaikovsky/Balanchine: Allegro Brillante
Gottschalk, arr. Kay/Balanchine: Tarantella
Tschaikovsky/Balanchine: Swan Lake
Stravinsky/Balanchine: Stravinsky Violin Concerto

FRIDAY, JULY 7 @ 8pm – All American
Adams/Martins: Fearful Symmetries
Deacon/Peck: The Times Are Racing
Sousa/Balanchine: Stars and Stripes

SATURDAY, JULY 8 @ 2pm – All Balanchine
Tschaikovsky/Balanchine: Allegro Brillante
Gottschalk, arr. Kay/Balanchine: Tarantella
Tschaikovsky/Balanchine: Swan Lake
Stravinsky/Balanchine: Stravinsky Violin Concerto

SATURDAY, JULY 8 @ 8pm – GALA: All Richard Rodgers
Rodgers, arr. Brohn/Wheeldon: Carousel (A Dance)
Rodgers, arr. Kelly, orch. Sebesky/Martins: Thou Swell
Rodgers, orch. Kay/Balanchine: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

TUESDAY, JULY 11 @ 8pm – All Robbins/Chopin
Chopin/Robbins: Dances at a Gathering
Chopin/Robbins: The Concert

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 @ 8pm – 21st Century Choreographers
Stravinsky/Martins: Jeu de Cartes
Peck: SPAC Premiere
Ratmansky: SPAC Premiere

THURSDAY, JULY 13 @ 2pm – 21st Century Choreographers
Stravinsky/Martins: Jeu de Cartes
Stevens/Peck: SPAC Premiere
Ratmansky: SPAC Premiere

THURSDAY, JULY 13 @ 8pm – All Robbins/Chopin
Chopin/Robbins: Dances at a Gathering
Chopin/Robbins: The Concert

FRIDAY, JULY 14 @ 8pm – Balanchine Short Stories
Rieti/Balanchine: La Sonnambula
Prokofiev/Balanchine: Prodigal Son
Stravinsky/Balanchine & Robbins: Firebird

SATURDAY, JULY 15 @ 2pm – All Richard Rodgers
Rodgers, arr. Brohn/Wheeldon: Carousel (A Dance)
Rodgers, arr. Kelly, orch. Sebesky/Martins: Thou Swell
Rodgers, orch. Kay/Balanchine: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

SATURDAY, JULY 15 @ 8pm – Balanchine Short Stories
Rieti/Balanchine: La Sonnambula
Prokofiev/Balanchine: Prodigal Son
Stravinsky/Balanchine & Robbins: Firebird

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DANCE SPECIAL

THURSDAY, JULY 20 @ 8pm
CHE MALAMBO, all male Argentinian dance company in one of only two American performances this summer
With THE PERFORMANCE PROJECT: YOUTH IN MOTION

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Marcus Roberts

Marcus Roberts joins the Philadelphia Orchestra for an all-Gershwin program

THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2 @ 8pm: Russian Festival Day 1
Stéphane Denève, conductor
Dancers from New York City Ballet
Tchaikovsky/arr. Stokowski: Andante cantabile, from String Quartet No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Selections from The Sleeping Beauty
Musorgsky/arr. & orch. Stokowski: Boris Godunov: A Symphonic
Synthesis
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 @ 8pm – Russian Festival Day 2
Stéphane Denève, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano
Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 @ 8pm – Cirque de la Symphonie
Featuring Russian music from romantics of St. Petersburg to 20th-century masters Stravinsky and Shostakovich, along with acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers and more.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 @ 8pm – E.T. Under the Stars
Stéphane Denève, conductor
Williams: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (complete with film)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9 @ 8pm – American Festival Day 1
Marin Alsop, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Barber: Symphony No 1
Dvořák: Cello Concerto

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10 @ 8pm – American Festival Day 2
Marin Alsop, conductor
Marcus Roberts Trio: Marcus Roberts (piano), Rodney Jordan (bass), Jason Marsalis (drums)
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin: American in Paris
Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess, A Symphonic Picture

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11 @ 8pm – American Festival Day 3
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Christopher Deviney, vibraphone
She-e Wu, marimba
Bernstein: Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs
Metheny/arr. & orch. Deviney: Duo Concerto for Vibraphone and Marimba
Ives: Variations on “America”
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 @ 8pm – Raiders of the Lost Ark
Williams: Raiders of the Lost Ark (complete with film)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16 @ 8pm – Sophisticated Ladies
Steven Reineke, conductor
Montego Glover, vocalist
Capathia Jenkins, vocalist
N’Kenge, vocalist

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 @ 8pm – French Festival Day 1
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Stéphane Tétreault, cello
Berlioz: Le Corsair Overture
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 @ 8pm – French Festival Day 2
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Louis Lortie, piano
Chopin: Piano Concert No. 1
Stravinsky: Petrushka

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 @ 8pm – A Night at the Opera
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead singers from The Metropolitan Opera in an evening of arias and ensembles from the opera repertoire.

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THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 @ 3pm – Schubert’s Cello Quintet
Juho Pohjonen, Piano; Jakob Koranyi, Cello; Danish String Quartet: Frederik Øland, Violin; Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Violin; Asbjørn Nørgaard, Viola; Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, Cello
Beethoven: Quartet in G major for Strings, Op. 18, No. 2
Grieg: Sonata in A minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 36
Schubert: Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos, D. 956, Op. 163

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 @ 8pm – Cultural Odyssey
Juho Pohjonen, Piano; Wu Han, Piano; Jakob Koranyi, Cello; Danish String Quartet: Frederik Øland, Violin; Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Violin; Asbjørn Nørgaard, Viola; Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, Cello; Tbd, Violin
Dvorák: Selected Slavonic Dances for Piano, Four Hands
Sibelius: Suite in A major for Violin, Viola, and Cello
Bartók: Quartet No. 1 for Strings, BB 52, Op. 7
Brahms: Quintet in F minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 34

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 @ 3pm – In the Spirit of Beethoven
Gilles Vonsattel, Piano; Wu Han, Piano; Paul Huang, Violin; Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Richard O’neill, Viola; Nicholas Canellakis, Cello; David Finckel, Cello; Joseph Conyers, Double Bass; Tbd, Clarinet; Tbd, Bassoon; Tbd, Horn
Beethoven: Sonata in E-flat major for Violin and Piano, Op. 12, No. 3
Shostakovich: Trio No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 8
Rzewski: “Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues” from Four North American Ballads for Piano
Beethoven: Septet in E-flat major for Winds and Strings, Op. 20

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 @ 8pm – Tchaikovsky’s Idol
Gilles Vonsattel, Piano; Wu Han, Piano; Paul Huang, Violin; Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Richard O’neill, Viola; Nicholas Canellakis, Cello; David Finckel, Cello
Mozart: Fantasia in D minor for Piano, K. 397
Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 563
Tchaikovsky: Selections from Les saisons for Piano, Op. 37b
Tchaikovsky: Trio in A minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 50 (1881-82)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 @ 3pm – French Virtuosity
Elizabeth Hainen, Harp; Orion Weiss, Piano; Wu Han, Piano; Kristin Lee, Violin; Sean Lee, Violin; Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Matthew Lipman, Viola; Dmitri Atapine, Cello; David Finckel, Cello; Joseph Conyers, Double Bass
Debussy: Danse sacrée et Danse profane for Harp, Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass
Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Caplet: Conte fantastique for Harp, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello
Chausson: Concerto in D major for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 @ 8pm – Brilliant Dialogues
Orion Weiss, Piano; Wu Han, Piano; Kristin Lee, Violin; Sean Lee, Violin; Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Matthew Lipman, Viola; Dmitri Atapine, Cello; David Finckel, Cello
Barrière: Sonata in G major for Two Cellos
Leclair: Sonata for Two Violins in E major, Op. 12, No. 2
Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia in G minor for Violin and Viola (or Cello)
Mendelssohn: Andante and Allegro brillant for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 92
Brahms: Scherzo, WoO 2, from “F-A-E” Sonata for Violin and Piano
Schumann: Quintet in E-flat major for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 44

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