SPAC Concert Update
Here are this week’s concert updates for the 2014 season at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs:
Sean Jones, formerly the lead trumpeter with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra directed by Wynton Marsalis, brings his band (featuring pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Obed Calvaire) to SPAC to make their Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival debut on the Gazebo Stage on Sunday, June 29.
Stéphane Denève, the award-winning chief conductor of Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, will be stepping up to the podium as the guest conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC on Wednesday-Saturday, August 21-23.
Joining Denève and the Philadelphia Orchestra as special guest soloist on Saturday, August 23 will be the brilliant, young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin, lauded by critics around the world for his technical prowess and compelling performances.