2021 Calendar

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Leads Frank & Mozart

FridayAugust 138:00 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
Ricardo Morales, clarinet

Frank                          Selections from Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout*
Mozart                        Clarinet Concerto
Farrenc                       Symphony No. 2*

Approximately 90 minutes long with no intermission.

Program Notes

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Composer-in-Residence, Gabriela Lena Frank, who is widely celebrated for exploring her multicultural heritage through her work, mixed elements from the western classical and Andean folk music traditions in Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout. Frank says that Leyendas “draws inspiration from the idea of mestizaje, a mixing of ethnic and cultural groups, as envisioned by the Peruvian writer José María Arguedas, where cultures can coexist without the subjugation of one by the other. As such, this piece brings together elements from the Western classical and Andean folk music traditions.”

The work will receive its SPAC premiere in this concert alongside Mozart’s beloved Clarinet Concerto, performed by Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales. Another SPAC premiere and a piece that is “unjustly-underperformed” according to Maestro Nézet-Séguin, is Louise Farrenc’s stunning Symphony No. 2 from 1845, which closes the evening.

*indicates SPAC Premiere
All programs subject to change.

Ricardo Morales
Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales
Photo by Alex Kruchoski

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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