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
Ricardo Morales, soloist
Frank Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout*
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A major
Farrenc Symphony No. 2 in D major*
Approximately 90 minutes long with no intermission.
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.
Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales
Photo by Alex Kruchoski
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.
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.