Welcome our cultural exchange partner, Bejing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra.
The Orchestra has returned to the tranquility of the Saratoga Spa State Park and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for its annual three-week residency, which began last week and runs through August 19. In the remaining two weeks Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin shares the podium with Marin Alsop, Bramwell Tovey, Steven Reineke, and David Newman. Programming includes festivals of American and French music, a Night at the Opera, and a showing of the film Raiders of the Lost Ark with the soundtrack performed live by the Orchestra. Such celebrated guest artists as cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Louis Lortie, the Marcus Roberts Trio, tenor Matthew Polenzani, and the Orchestra’s principal percussion, Christopher Deviney, performing his own arrangement of three works by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays, join the Orchestra for what are sure to be superb concerts.
If you are thinking of taking a trip to hear the Orchestra in Saratoga Springs, read the Philadelphia Inquirer's recent article on other things to do here.
Visit SPAC’s website for more information and to purchase tickets.
Photo by Jan Regan