Each year, Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) works to foster artistic collaboration and offer enriching arts programs to local Saratoga youth. As part of this commitment, SPAC has partnered with Empire State Youth Orchestra, Northeast Ballet Company, and the Capital District Youth Chorale to present the inaugural Festival of Young Artists on June 3, 2018.
A Celebration of the Arts & Creativity
The 2018 Festival of Young Artists will celebrate the collaborative creativity of over 400 of the Capital Region’s best young dancers, musicians, singers, poets, and visual artists.
Hosted at SPAC, this free community festival will begin at 2:00pm with student pop-up performances, fine art displays, food stands, poetry jams, immersive workshops, and activities taking place across the performing arts venue’s grounds.
Some of the festival highlights will include the dedication ceremony for the new Charles R. Wood Stage and special performances and demonstrations led by the Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers from the Onondaga Nation, and local Native American author and storyteller, Joseph Bruchac, who has been named the festival’s special guest and master of ceremony.
Following the festive fun, hundreds of young artists from Empire State Youth Orchestra, Northeast Ballet Company, and the Capital District Youth Chorale will join together on SPAC’s main stage for a one-hour concert at 4:00pm.
This exciting production will celebrate the works by some of the greatest American composers, such as Copland, Hansen, Ellington, Gershwin, and Rodgers.
Interested in attending? Although the event offers free admission, reservations are recommended to watch the concert on SPAC’s main stage.