SPAC Concert Updates for 2014

December 12th, 2013, 9:00 am by Greg

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.

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Concert Updates from SPAC

December 15th, 2011, 11:00 am by Greg

A number of new concert developments have been announced for the 2012 summer sesaon at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center:

Jazz fusion band the Yellowjackets – who earned a pair of Grammy nominations for their latest album, “Timeline,” have been added to the schedule for the Freihofer Saratoga Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 1.

Steven Reineke will conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra’s pops concert, “The Best is Yet to Come: Sinatra and Beyond,” on Friday, August 17. Special guest vocalists for the concert will be Montego Glover (currently starring in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of “Memphis”) and Tony DeSare (vocalist, pianist and Hudson Falls High School graduate with three solo CDs to his credit).

And jazz-cabaret singer Wesla Whitfield and her husband-pianist Mike Greensill are headed into SPAC’s Spa Little Theater to perform their tribute show “Fever: The Peggy Lee Songbook” on Friday & Sunday, August 24 & 26, as part of SPAC’s “Live from the Algonquin at SPAC” cabaret series, which runs from August 19-28.

Ray LaMontagne Heads to SPAC

February 22nd, 2011, 1:53 pm by Greg

In the first announcement of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s 2011 pop concert series, burly-voiced folk-rocker Ray LaMontagne and his band, the Pariah Dogs, will take the stage of the Saratoga Springs amphitheater at 7:30pm on Friday, June 3. The group won their first Grammy Award earlier this month in the Best Contemporary Folk Album category for their latest album, “God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise.”

Brandi Carlile and the Secret Sisters will open the show.

Tix for the pavilion only show – meaning no lawn tix – are priced at $29.50, $35 and $45.

Tix are slated to go on sale to the general public at 10am on Saturday, March 5.

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