Looking for the latest arts, nonprofit and education news in Saratoga? From upcoming events happening in the area to esteemed honors given to a SPAC resident artist, we have you covered. Take a look:
Congratulations to Yannick Nézet-Séguin
The Philadelphia Orchestra‘s Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, received the prestigious “Artist of the Year” award from Musical America. His recognition was attributed to his “unstoppable dynamism” and leadership in “bringing the Philadelphians back to their glory days.” Fifty years ago, legendary Maestro, Eugene Ormandy helped to found SPAC as America’s “Summer Place for the Performing Arts.” Today, that legacy flourishes as Yannick brings us the world’s finest classical programming and guest artists. This is a reminder for all of us that SPAC is a rare gem in our community!
The Nutcracker Tea
The magic of the holidays will come to life at SPAC this November at the Annual Nutcracker Tea. Enjoy the delights of a traditional English Christmas Tea while experiencing excerpts from The Nutcracker, performed by Northeast Ballet Company. This year’s events will be held on Sunday, November 15th at 10:00 AM, 1:30 PM, and 4:30 PM. Each event will feature an exciting collaboration with American Girl Place, including a “Doll of the Year” Raffle and special gifts for young guests. Tickets are available at SPAC’s website starting on Wednesday, October 21st.
Beauty & the Beast
Schuylerville Senior High’s Drama Club will present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on November 6th and 7th in the Schuylerville Senior High School auditorium. You won’t want to miss this classic tale performed on stage!
Saratoga School Opens STEM Classroom
St. Clement’s in Saratoga opened the first classroom in the Catholic Diocese to have dedicated solely to science, technology, engineering and math. Students will learn about robotics, coding and app development. “It’s very important to get children excited about science, and from experience with my won children, I know that excitement comes really early in life, not middle school or high school, so you really need to plant the seeds early,” STEM educator, Dr. Susanne Erb, told WNYT.