2022 Calendar

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Beethoven's Fifth

WednesdayAugust 107:30 PM



Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor


Dvořák                                              Carnival Overture
Rachmaninoff                                 The Isle of the Dead
Habibi                                              Jeder Baum spricht*
Beethoven                                        Symphony No. 5

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin returns to Saratoga to lead the Orchestra in four programs, beginning on Wednesday, August 10.

Highlighting the evening is Beethoven’s indelible Fifth Symphony, originally scheduled as part of the 2020 season to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Written in 1807–08, and on the program when The Philadelphia Orchestra gave its first concert in 1900, it’s an epic tour de force that still resonates today.

Also inspired by nature, and based on a direct quote from Beethoven, composer Iman Habibi’s Jeder Baum spricht imagines Beethoven’s response to today’s climate crisis.


*indicates SPAC premiere

Program Notes

This evening’s program is in memory of G. David Clark

Ticketing Information

SPAC members will have early presale access to this event beginning the week of March 7. Members will receive an email with their presale start time.

Tickets will be available to the general public on March 16 at 10:00 a.m. Want early access and a discount of 15% on your ticket purchase? Join as a member now!

Ticket Packages

New for 2022!

  • Purchase any three (3) performances of the New York City Ballet or The Philadelphia Orchestra and save 15%. SPAC members will receive 20% off!
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