When: Sat, Aug 22, 2015
at 8:00 PM
Where: SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Philadelphia Orchestra Finale will feature a power and intensity appropriate to say good-bye for another year. The program will include stirring Russian Romantic works: Glazunov’s “Autumn” from The Seasons, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in C-sharp minor, orchestrated by former Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Leopold Stokowski. In addition to the works of the highly respected old masters, the Finale program will also include the artistry of up-and-coming classical musicians. Joining the Orchestra for the Piano Concerto is 22-year-old pianist BEATRICE RANA, described by Gramophone Magazine as “an old soul that belies her twenty years, [possessing] more than a touch of genius.” The program will also feature Mixed Messages, the newest work of critically acclaimed contemporary composer Nico Muhly, whose recent work also includes commissions by the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and New York City Ballet. Mixed Messages, commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra, will have its world premiere in May 2015 in Philadelphia and its New York premiere at Carnegie Hall, and will be one of the works performed on the Orchestra’s 2015 Tour of Europe. Finally, in keeping with time-honored tradition, the Orchestra will conclude its 2015 residency with its annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.