LIVE: The Philadelphia Orchestra with Tony DeSare & Montego Glover @ SPAC, 8/17/12

September 5th, 2012, 4:00 pm by Greg
The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Review by Cathy DeDe
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Reprinted with permission from The Glens Falls Chronicle

We here at The Chronicle — like many of our readers — have been following Tony DeSare’s career from his teenaged gigs at local joints to the big time outings with Don Rickles, Bucky Pizarelli, Joe Piscopo, at Carnegie Hall and around the globe.

So, what’s one more feather in the cap of this 36-year-old Hudson Falls graduate, valedictorian of his class of 1994, someone we regularly refer to as a “rising star” on the international jazz-standards scene?

Yet, there was a little thread of a buzz Friday night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, local-to-local making eye contact on the lawn, in the amphitheater, bumping into familiar hometown folks as the sizable crowd swelled despite the rain.

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Win FREE TIX to the Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC on Friday!

August 13th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Greg

The Philadelphia Orchestra is winding down its annual three-week summer residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs with special guest performances this week by violinist Joshua Bell on Wednesday (August 15) and cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Thursday (August 16).

And kicking off its final Spa City performances of the 2012 season this weekend, the Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Steven Reineke will present a special pops concert at 8pm on Friday (August 17) with featured guest artists Montego Glover and Tony DeSare. Singer Glover earned a Tony nomination for her show-stopping performance in the hit Broadway musical, “Memphis.” And for jazz singer-pianist DeSare, the show will be something of a homecoming concert, as he was born in Glens Falls and raised in Hudson Falls, a 1994 graduate of Hudson Falls High School.

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