Everybody knows Saratoga is “Destination Vacation”, even bigshots like the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra. As the ballerina’s bow out, turn your ears to the grand and diverse program of the 100-piece orchestra.
On opening night, guest conductor Marin Alsop will lead the instruments. She is the first woman to lead a major American orchestra and is currently the conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Also featured on the first night is violin virtuoso Sarah Chang, who is regarded as one of the world’s greatest violinists.
In fact, the opening week includes several star appearances, such as David Hyde Piece, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman (the latter in a screening of the immortal classic “Casablanca”).
And the remainder of the program is no less rife with exciting events and appearances. These include 8 globally acclaimed guest conductors, soloists, a Broadway to Hollywood pops concert, pre-shows, Date Nights, and more!
Whether you are a seasoned listener or have never found yourself before an orchestra before, The Philadelphia Orchestra’s program at SPAC is a place where you will find yourself quite at home.
Are you an orchestra fan excited to see the Philadelphia Orchestra? And if you’re not, would you see some of the unusual shows, like the film screening or Broadway concert? Tell us your thoughts!