In time for the holiday season, Saratoga Performing Arts Center is offering customizable gifts for music lovers through Dec. 31.
The 2017 holiday collection includes the ultimate classical season pass, which features a lawn seat for all performances of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra and the opportunity to upgrade to the best available amphitheater seat for $5 for any performance, up to five times ($165 through Dec. 31); gift certificates that can be redeemed for tickets to any SPAC performance, Live Nation show or the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival; the flex ticket option for the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival ($56 through Dec. 31); and holiday gift subscriptions to Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at SPAC and Opera Saratoga.
“The ultimate classical season pass is the best kept ‘SPAC insider’ secret. What’s well known about these lawn passes is that they offer the opportunity to experience SPAC’s world-class programming for the entire classical season at an average ticket price of just $7 per performance, less than a movie ticket,” said Elizabeth Sobol, CEO of SPAC.
‘What’s not well known, and a terrific bonus is that classical season pass holders can also upgrade their ticket to best available seats five times per season, for just $5. It is our version of ‘rush’ ticketing and often results in fabulous amphitheater seats. And the pass holder can still attend all other concerts on the lawn.”
Sobol said, “Whether you sit on the lawn to enjoy a picnic with the exhilarating sounds of the Philadelphia Orchestra, or use the upgrades to witness the unparalleled beauty of New York City Ballet in premium amphitheater seats, the classical season pass is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to experience our rich and diverse classical programming.”
SPAC also announced that new in 2017, for every $50 gift certificate purchased through Dec. 31, participants will receive a $10 classical ticket credit.
The Holiday Collection will continue to be available at a reduced rate until Sunday, Dec. 31.
For those who prefer to purchase tickets on site, SPAC will open the Hall of Springs boxoffice, 108 Avenue of the Pines, on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The regular Holiday Collection discount will apply with no processing fees or facility fees. There will be hot chocolate, caroling and holiday cheer for people while making their purchase.
The ultimate classical season pass includes lawn admission to all 2018 performances by the New York City Ballet (July 17–21) and the Philadelphia Orchestra (Aug. 1–18).
New in 2017, for every $50 gift certificate purchased through Dec. 31, the buyer will receive a $10 classical ticket credit.
Back by popular demand is the flex lawn ticket to the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival (June 23-24), allowing guests the opportunity to take advantage of the Holiday Collection without having to commit their attendance at either day of the festival. The flex ticket will be available for $56 through Dec. 31 (one-day lawn passes are typically $68) and can be used on either day of the Festival.
SPAC is offering a holiday gift subscription for the Chamber Music Society’s 2018 Season (Aug. 5-21). The offer includes seats to all six performances and starts at $240 (originally $288).
All holiday collection offerings may be purchased online at spac.org through Dec. 31 or over the phone during business hours at 518-584-9330 through Dec. 21. Purchasing fees will be waived for all holiday collection offers.