SPAC has announced their second annual Speaker Series, which consists of three events centering around the theme of water and how it connects to the essence of Saratoga Springs, its influence on music and art, and how it fits into nature and the environment.
Here are the details on the three speakers and when the events are happening.
In the Flow: Music and Water With Kenneth Frazelle
The series begins with composer Kenneth Frazelle on Tuesday, June 11th. Frazelle’s talk explores water as it relates to music and art.
Frazelle delves into how composers have used images of water in their works over the centuries, such as Beethoven’s nature walks, and water elements that have appeared in his own music.
Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity With Sandra Postel
Sandra Postel heads up on the second talk on Thursday, August 1st. Postel is director of the Global Water Policy Project and author of Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity. She also served as Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society, so she is an ideal person to speak on the subject of water.
Postel is hailed for her “inspiring, innovative, and practical approach” to build a more water-secure world for people and nature.
The Big Thirst With Charles Fishman
The series wraps up with bestselling author Charles Fishman on Thursday, September 12th. Fishman wrote the book The Big Thirst and is considered one of the most inspiring voices on water issues today.
He’ll be talking about his book as he highlights what water problems look like around the world, how they happen, and what the most innovative solutions look like.
“Inspired by Saratoga Springs’ historic and psychic connection to its curative mineral springs, SPAC presents a speaker series that focuses on the lifeblood of our world. . .water,” SPAC’s President and CEO Elizabeth Sobol said in a statement. “As we look at water as a unifying essence, so we begin to understand the interrelation between people, art, and nature.”