2021 Calendar

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra Returns!

WednesdayAugust 118:00 PM

Past
Event

The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to its summer home in Saratoga Springs this summer, marking the Orchestra’s first live performance at SPAC since the pandemic hit last year.

Program

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor and piano

Mozart            Piano Concerto No. 12*
Price              Symphony No. 1 *

Approximately 90 minutes long with no intermission.

Program Notes

Opening Night of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s residency includes a “first” for SPAC audiences as Yannick leads the Orchestra from the piano. Written following his arrival in Vienna, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 is “very brilliant, pleasing to the ear, and natural, without being insipid,” in the composer’s own words. Listen for its melodic opulence and thrilling cadenzas.

Also highlighting the evening is the SPAC premiere of the Symphony No. 1 by Florence Price. In 1933, Price’s First Symphony was the first symphonic work by a Black woman to be played by a major American orchestra. Steeped in American folk music, spirituals, and church hymns, her celebrated work reflects her experience as a Black woman raised in the post-Civil War South.

*indicates SPAC Premiere

All programs subject to change.

Ticketing Info

Designated pods of two will be allocated and reserved for ticket buyers in the amphitheater and General Admission seating will be available on the SPAC lawn.

Amphitheater tickets are available to purchase starting at $40 (single tickets) or $80 (two-person pod).

(Ticket Prices: $105, $95, $80, $70, $50, $40)

Lawn tickets are available to purchase at $30

Advance ticket purchases are strongly advised for the amphitheater as seating is limited. If available, tickets will be on sale on the day of.

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