2021 Calendar

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Coleman, Bach & Brahms

ThursdayAugust 128:00 PM


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.


Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
David Kim, violin
Juliette Kang, violin

Coleman                     Seven O’Clock Shout*
Bach                         Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra
Brahms                       Symphony No. 1

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 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.

Healthcare Workers & First Responders Appreciation Night

Healthcare workers and first responders will enjoy two free tickets to a performance of The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC on Thursday, August 12 at 8pm. These complimentary tickets were made possible by 350 generous donors from SPAC’s 2020 season who, rather than requesting a ticket refund from last year’s cancelled season, donated their tickets back to SPAC.

Tickets must be requested online by August 10, and will be sent via email by that date.  To request two free tickets to The Philadelphia Orchestra on August 12, fill out the form here.

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