The Philadelphia Orchestra

Coleman, Bach & Brahms

ThursdayAugust 128:00 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
David Kim and Juliette Kang, violin

Coleman                     Seven O’Clock Shout*
Bach                          Double Concerto in D minor
Brahms                       Symphony No. 1 in C minor

Approximately 90 minutes long with no intermission.

Program Notes

This special program, dedicated to health care workers, opens with the SPAC premiere of Seven O’Clock Shout, composed as a tribute to frontline workers during the pandemic by American composer Valerie Coleman. Performance Today‘s 2020 Classical Woman of the Year and one of the Washington Post’s “Top 35 Female Composers in Classical Music,” Valerie Coleman is among the world’s most performed composers living today.

According to Coleman, “To me, Seven O’Clock Shout is a declaration of our survival. It is something that allows us our agency to take back the kindness that is in our hearts and the emotions that cause us such turmoil. … We cheer on the essential workers with a primal and fierce urgency to let them know that we stand with them and each other.”

The evening continues with Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins with Concertmaster David Kim and First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang, and Brahms’s lyrically lush Symphony No. 1.

*indicates SPAC Premiere

All programs subject to change.

David Kim Juliette Kang

David Kim – Photo by Allie Skylar Photography
Juliette Kang – Photo by Jessica Griffin

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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