Festival of Young Artists

featuring Empire State Youth Orchestra, Northeast Ballet Company, and the Capital District Youth Chorale

SundayJune 32:00 PM


Program Notes

A FREE EVENT* for the community, the Festival of Young Artists will celebrate the collaborative creativity of more than 400 of the Capital Region’s brightest young dancers, musicians, singers, poets, and visual artists.

Kicking off at 2:00 p.m. SPAC’s grounds will be transformed into a festive celebration with student pop-up performances, fine art displays, food stands, poetry jams, immersive workshops and activities.

At 4:00 p.m. Hundreds of young artists from all three organizations will gather together to present a one-hour concert on SPAC’s main stage, featuring a large-scale production of celebrated works by great American composers such as Copland, Hansen, Gershwin, and Rodgers.

Featured performances include demonstrations led by the Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers from the Onondaga Nation, and local Native American author and storyteller, Joseph Bruchac, as the festival’s special guest and master of ceremony.
SPAC’s Inaugural 2018 Festival of Young Artists is part of the venue’s new commitment to fostering artistic collaboration and providing free access to enriching arts programs.

Free ice cream will be provided by

*Registration is required for admission to this event. Advance registration is strongly encouraged.

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