About the Performance
As part of Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s continued commitment to presenting programming that extends beyond the traditional summer months, SPAC is pleased to welcome the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for their second annual performance of Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos at Bethesda Episcopal Church in downtown Saratoga Springs on Saturday, December 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 General Admission seats and will call will be available at Bethesda Church starting at 6:30pm.
Location: 41 Washington St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
About the Performers
Orchestra of St. Luke’s is one of America’s most versatile and distinguished orchestras, performing a variety of musical genres at New York’s major concert venues. Now in its 44th season, OSL has commissioned more than 50 new works, has given more than 175 world, U.S., and New York City premieres, and has appeared on more than 100 recordings, including four Grammy Award winners and seven releases on its own label, St. Luke’s Collection. In September 2018 internationally celebrated expert in 18th-century music Bernard Labadie became OSL’s Principal Conductor, continuing the Orchestra’s long tradition of working with proponents of historical performance practice.
During the 2018–2019 season, OSL presents more than 70 performances, events, and programs, including its annual Carnegie Hall Orchestra Series and Chamber Music Series, and its annual summer residency at Caramoor Center for Music and Arts. In 2019, OSL launches two major initiatives: the inaugural OSL Bach Festival in New York City and the opening of the DeGaetano Composition Institute. The three-week Bach Festival will feature 15 performances, including orchestral concerts conducted by Bernard Labadie, keyboard concerts, and Paul Taylor Dance Company performing Paul Taylor’s complete Bach dances. The DeGaetano Composition Institute supports the development of emerging composers and culminates in the world premieres of four new works for chamber orchestra in July 2019.