New York City Ballet
New York City Ballet is one of the greatest dance companies in the world, with a roster of spectacular dancers and an unparalleled repertory. The Company was founded in 1948 by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, and it quickly became world-renowned for its athletic and contemporary style. Jerome Robbins joined NYCB the following year and, with Balanchine, helped to build the astounding repertory and firmly establish the Company in New York. In 1966, New York City Ballet performed at the opening ceremony for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center; the Company has had a residency here every summer since.
The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the world’s greatest orchestras, has a keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of its audiences. Embedded into SPAC’s DNA from the venue’s inception, SPAC’s amphitheater was built specifically for the Orchestra under the direction of Eugene Ormandy. The Philadelphia Orchestra and its young, dynamic Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, also the Music Director Designate of the Metropolitan Opera, have been in residence every summer at Saratoga Performing Arts Center since 1966.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
The unparalleled Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS), draws more people to the exhilarating experience of great chamber music than any other organization of its kind. Under the inspired leadership of Co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, CMS at Saratoga Performing Arts Center presents a wide variety of concerts, appealing to both connoisseurs and newcomers. The performing artists constitute a revolving multi-generational and international roster of the world’s finest chamber musicians, enabling CMS at SPAC to present chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period.
Opera Saratoga’s 2018 Season (June 29th- July 15th) will showcase four operas: Franz Lehár’s rollicking operetta The Merry Widow, which returns to Opera Saratoga’s stage for the first time in 30 years; Gian Carlo Menotti’s Pulitzer Prize winning The Consul; and a double bill featuring David T. Little and Royce Vavrek’s Vinkensport, and the American Premiere of Rocking Horse Winner by Gareth Williams and Anna Chatterton — the first opera to prominently feature horse racing on Opera Saratoga’s stage.