The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra Returns!

WednesdayAugust 118:00 PM

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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
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, soloist

Mozart            Piano Concerto No. 12*
Price              Symphony 1 in E minor*

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

SPAC Members will have early ticket access depending on membership level, beginning on June 1 for amphitheater seats. Amphitheater tickets for the public will be available to purchase on June 7. Lawn tickets will be available to purchase at a later date, to be announced. Designated pods of two will be allocated and reserved for ticket buyers in the amphitheater. Amphitheater tickets start at $80 per pod, which seats up to two people. Single tickets will be extremely limited and available starting at $40 for the amphitheater. Advance ticket purchases are strongly advised as ticket availability will be limited. If available, tickets will be on sale on the day of, but are subject to an additional fee.

Safety Guidelines

The performances will be offered in compliance with the current guidelines from the Governor to ensure the health and safety of artists, audience members and staff. In order to provide guests with the safest possible experience, all attendees will be seated in safe, socially distanced pods. For complete COVID-19 safety guidelines, click here.

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