Two exciting announcements have confirmed awesome additions to the SPAC summer roster: the new Caffè Lena @ SPAC series and the 2017 Saratoga Film Forum are two awesome additions to the SPAC roster this summer.
Caffe Lena @ SPAC Series
Co-presented with Saratoga’s iconic folk music venue, the Caffè Lena @ SPAC series will take place on the Charles R. Wood Gazebo Stage from noon – 5 p.m. on three Sunday afternoons: June 11, July 9, and August 27. Best of all? It’s free!
“We are excited to extend our partnership with Caffè Lena and open our doors to the community through our free ‘Caffè Lena at SPAC’ concerts on our gazebo stage. Cultivating SPAC’s role as a place where creativity, culture and social connection thrive, is a key part of our vision for the future,” said Elizabeth Sobol, President and CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in a statement. “Welcoming everyone – families, neighbors, visitors – to our venue to enjoy extraordinary music surrounded by the beauty of nature, moves us down that path and will add a festive, dynamic energy to our season. The collaboration with Caffè Lena that we launched in April has already exceeded our expectations and affirmed the power and potential of the right partnership,” said Ms. Sobol. “With that momentum still strong, we are confident about this next phase and look forward to bringing people from all corners of our community together to experience the exhilaration of live music performances, without the barrier of cost.”
The Saratoga Film Forum @ SPAC
SPAC will be hosting the Saratoga Film Forum at the Spa Little Theatre from July 20-31, August 1-2, and August 23-28.
The Forum is a nonprofit devoted to presenting independent cinema and has been part of the arts scene in Saratoga for around 25 years. Many of the films included in this series will feature subjects with connections to artists, composers, and choreographers, as well as works that are part of the summer classical season at SPAC.
“Independent film is an important avenue for expanding awareness, insight and a diversity of thought on issues and subjects that affect society, including the arts,” said Ms. Sobol in a statement about the partnership. “Partnering with the Film Forum on an August series is an opportunity to support independent cinema in our community while creating meaningful connections to our programming and the performing arts. We are very enthusiastic about this partnership.”