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The season will, once again, showcase two weeks under the baton of Yannick Nézet- Séguin, both music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra and music director of The Metropolitan Opera. Nézet- Séguin will conduct the closing night performance of Mozart’s Requiem.
The orchestra’s 2019 season will also feature a lineup of acclaimed and emerging artists appearing at SPAC for the first time. Performing with The Philadelphia Orchestra for the first time is Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and classical pianist Christian Blackshaw.
Making their SPAC debuts in 2019 are young, virtuosic pianists Janice Carissa and Jan Lisiecki, Peruvian conductor Miguel HarthBedoya, and the dancers of PHILADANCO in The Philadelphia Orchestra’s opening night performance.
“This summer we will present a record number of works that have never before been performed on SPAC’s stage ranging from classical masterpieces like Mozart’s Requiem — to new works such as living composer Mason Bates’ Anthology of Fantastic Zoology,” Sobol said in the release.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will also return from Aug. 4 through 20 with a roster of internationally celebrated artists, taking audiences at the Spa Little Theatre on a musical journey with 23 works — none of which have ever been performed by CMS at SPAC.
In addition to performances by David Finckel and Wu Han, Co-Artistic Directors of CMS, in residency for all three weekends, audiences can look forward to the return of the Escher Quartet, plus debut appearances by four artists including Chinese violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, British flutist Adam Walker, Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova and renowned American cellist Keith Robinson.
Co- artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Wu Han and David Finckel, said in the release, “We are gratified to continue fulfilling SPAC’s commitment to the world’s finest chamber music repertoire and performances. These programs, designed specifically for this residency, comprise a chamber music listening experience of incomparable depth and diversity.
“We look forward to reuniting with our devoted SPAC audience and Saratoga Springs community.”
Tickets to these newly announced performances will be available online at www.spac.org starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 to SPAC members and 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29 at to the general public.
New to the program for 2019will be the SPAC premiere of dancers from the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO).