SPAC an­nounces 2019 clas­si­cal lineup

Albany Times Union (Sunday) - - AROUND THE REGION - By Amy Bian­colli

A sym­phony by a jazz gi­ant, a Mozart “Re­quiem,” a Lit­tle Tramp, a lot of Balan­chine and works by 21st-cen­tury chore­og­ra­phers are all in­cluded in the 2019 clas­si­cal sum­mer sched­ule re­leased by the Saratoga Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter.

In­cluded in the new sea­son are a few pre­vi­ously an­nounced high­lights — in­clud­ing “Swing Sym­phony” by Wyn­ton Marsalis and the mon­u­men­tal Mozart work, per­formed by the Philadel­phia Orches­tra and Al­bany Pro Mu­sica — as well as newly re­vealed de­tails.

Among them: Balan­chine works set to Tchaikovsky, per­formed by the New York City Bal­let; dance pieces by Christo­pher Wheel­don and NYCB res­i­dent chore­og­ra­pher Justin Peck; and Char­lie Chap­lin’s “City Lights,” screened along­side a live per­for­mance by the Philadel­phia Orches­tra.

The sum­mer lineup is listed below. For more in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing com­plete pro­gram de­tails, see spac.org. Adult tick­ets run from $18 to $108, with dis­counts avail­able, and will go on sale on­line to the gen­eral pub­lic at 10 a.m. Thurs­day, Jan. 29 (10 a.m. Mon­day, Jan. 14, for mem­bers only).

New York City Bal­let: July 16-20

8 p.m. Tues­day, July 16, and 2 p.m. Thurs­day, July 18: “Tchaikovsky and Balan­chine.” Three Balan­chine bal­lets set to Tchaikovsky: “Ser­e­nade,” “Mozartiana” and “Tchaikovsky Pi­ano Con­certo No. 2.”

8 p.m. Wed­nes­day, July 17: New work by Justin Peck, plus pieces by City Bal­let master Jean­pierre Frohlich and Kyle Abra­ham.

8 p.m. Thurs­day, July 18, and Fri­day, July 19; 2 p.m. Satur­day, July

20: “Cop­pélia,” comedic work chore­ographed by Balan­chine and Alexan­dra Danilova that first pre­miered at SPAC in 1974.

8 p.m. Satur­day, July 20: NYC Bal­let Gala. Works in­clude new piece by Peck — his fourth col­lab­o­ra­tion with com­poser and singer-song­writer Suf­jan Stevens — as well as Christo­pher Wheel­don’s “This Bit­ter Earth” and “Apollo,” Balan­chine’s first col­lab­o­ra­tion with Igor Stravin­sky.

The Philadel­phia Orches­tra: July 31-Aug. 17

8 p.m. Wed­nes­day, July 31: Open­ing night, led by con­duc­tor Stéphane Den­eve. Works in­clude Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Over­ture” and Rim­sky-ko­r­sakov’s “Scheherazade.” With dancers from PHILADANCO (Philadel­phia Dance Com­pany) mak­ing their SPAC de­but. Fire­works.

2 p.m. Thurs­day, Aug. 1: “Be­yond Baroque,” con­ducted by Den­eve. Mu­sic as­so­ci­ated with Leopold Stokowski, in­clud­ing his or­ches­tra­tions of Toc­cata and Fugue in D Mi­nor and other Bach or­gan works.

8 p.m. Fri­day, Aug. 2: “Songs of the Sea,” con­ducted by Den­eve. Fea­tur­ing SPAC de­but of pi­anist Jan­ice Carissa. Ravel’s Pi­ano Con­certo in G ma­jor, plus Brit­ten, De­bussy.

8 p.m. Satur­day, Aug. 3: “Harry Pot­ter and the Cham­ber of Se­crets” in con­cert. Live per­for­mance of John Wil­liams’ score along­side screen­ing of the film.

8 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Aug. 7: Yan­nick Nézetséguin, con­duc­tor. Rach­mani­noff’s Sym­phony No. 1, plus works by Anna Clyne, Chaus­son.

8 p.m. Thurs­day,

Aug. 8: “Amer­i­can idylls,” Nézet-séguin, con­duc­tor. Pro­gram in­cludes Re­spighi and SPAC pre­miere of works by Jen­nifer Hig­don and Ma­son Bates, plus the or­ches­tral suite from Co­p­land’s “Ap­palachian Spring.”

8 p.m. Fri­day, Aug. 9: “South Amer­i­can Sounds,” con­ducted by Miguel Harth-bedoya in his SPAC de­but. With harpist El­iz­abeth Hainen, prin­ci­pal for the Philadel­phia Orches­tra, per­form­ing Al­berto Gi­nastera’s 1965 Harp Con­certo. Pro­gram also in­cludes works by Márquez, Pi­az­zolla, Lí³pez.

8 p.m. Satur­day,

Aug. 10: Pixar’s “Up” in con­cert, con­ducted by Con­stan­tine Kit­sopoulus. Live per­for­mance of Michael Gi­acchino’s score along­side screen­ing of the film.

8 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Aug. 14: “City Lights,” con­ducted by Ken­sho Wan­tan­abe. Live per­for­mance of Chap­lin’s score along­side screen­ing of the film.

8 p.m. Thurs­day, Aug. 15: Wyn­ton Marsalis “Swing Sym­phony,” with the Jazz at Lin­coln Cen­ter Orches­tra, the Philadel­phia Orches­tra and Wil­liam Ed­dins con­duc­tor.

8 p.m. Fri­day, Aug. 16: Nézet-séguin, con­duc­tor, with pi­anist Jan Lisiecki. Pro­gram in­cludes Grieg Pi­ano Con­certo and works by Wag­ner, Dvořák.

8 p.m. Satur­day, Aug. 17: All Mozart, fea­tur­ing con­duc­tor Nézet-séguin, pi­anist Chris­tian Black­shaw — in his SPAC de­but — and Al­bany Pro Mu­sica. Pro­gram fea­tures Mozart’s Re­quiem and Pi­ano Con­certo No. 27, K. 595.

The Cham­ber Mu­sic So­ci­ety of Lin­coln Cen­ter: Aug. 4-20

3 p.m. Sun­day, Aug. 4: Pro­gram in­cludes Beethoven, Brit­ten, Foss, Poulenc, Ravel. With Michael Brown, pi­ano; Bella Hris­tova, vi­olin; An­gelo Xiang Yu, vi­olin; Ni­cholas Canel­lakis, cello; and Adam Walker, flute.

8 p.m.: Tues­day, Aug. 6: Works by Bach, Kodály, Spohr. With Brown, Hris­tova, Yu, Canel­lakis and Walker, plkus Kerri Ryan, vi­ola; David Finckel, cello; Nathaniel West, dou­ble bass; Stephen Tay­lor, oboe; Ri­cardo Mo­rales, clar­inet; An­gela An­der­son Smith, bas­soon; and Jef­frey Lang, horn.

3 p.m.: Sun­day, Aug. 2: With Finckel and Han; Juho Po­hjo­nen, pi­ano; Chad Hoopes, vi­olin; Ar­naud Suss­mann, vi­olin; Matthew Lip­man, vi­ola; and Keith Robin­son, cello. Works by Schu­bert, Mozart, Men­delssohn.

8 p.m. Tues­day, Aug. 13: Pro­gram in­cludes mu­sic by Burleigh, Adolphe, Stravin­sky and Dohnányi. With Han, Hoopes, Sussman, Lip­man, Finckel, Robin­son, Mo­ralis and Lang; and Juho Po­hjo­nen, pi­ano.

3 p.m. Sun­day, Aug.

18: Mu­sic by Beethoven, De­bussy, Brahms. With the Escher String Quar­tet, plus Han, Finckel, Paul Huang, vi­olin, and Paul Neubauer, vi­ola.

8 p.m. Tues­day, Aug. 20: Mu­sic by Mozart, Saint-saíens, Dvořák. With Han, Huang, Neubauer, Finckel and Escher Quar­tet, plus Adam Bar­nett-hart, vi­olin; Danbi Um, vi­olin; Pierre La­pointe, vi­ola; and Brook Speltz, cello.

Jenn March / Spe­cial to the Times Union ar­chive

A view of the Philadel­phia Orches­tra per­form­ing at Saratoga Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter in 2017.

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