SPAC http://wamc.org en SPAC Announces 2014 Residency Of Philadelphia Orchestra http://wamc.org/post/spac-announces-2014-residency-philadelphia-orchestra-0 <pre> Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs has announced the 2014 residency of the Philadelphia Orchestra. </pre> <pre> &nbsp;</pre> <p></p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 20:48:06 +0000 Lucas Willard 84463 at http://wamc.org SPAC Announces 2014 Residency Of Philadelphia Orchestra SPAC Announces New Partnership With Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center http://wamc.org/post/spac-announces-new-partnership-chamber-music-society-lincoln-center <p>The Saratoga Performing Arts Center has announced a new partnership to bring more chamber music to its summer lineup of events.</p><p></p><p>At the Spa Little theater at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Monday, SPAC President and CEO Marcia White announced that the world-renowned Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will make SPAC its new summer home.</p><p></p><p>"It will launch a partnership that will position SPAC as the destination of choice of world-class chamber music in the summer," said White.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 76526 at http://wamc.org SPAC Announces New Partnership With Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Arts Venues: Limit Casino Entertainment http://wamc.org/post/arts-venues-limit-casino-entertainment <p></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:58:24 +0000 Dave Lucas 76085 at http://wamc.org Arts Venues: Limit Casino Entertainment Despite Slower Start, Many Confident Saratoga Tourism Will Improve http://wamc.org/post/despite-slower-start-many-confident-saratoga-tourism-will-improve <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recent reports show that the 2013 racing season at the Saratoga Race Course was facing lower levels of attendance over last year in&nbsp;the several days after its July </span>19<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;opening.</span></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 18:40:18 +0000 Lucas Willard 71058 at http://wamc.org Despite Slower Start, Many Confident Saratoga Tourism Will Improve SPAC - Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance http://wamc.org/post/spac-saratoga-wine-food-festival-and-concours-delegance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.spac.org/wineandfoodfest">The Saratoga Wine &amp; Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance</a> is a three-day destination event over three-day event that draws an audience of close to 6,000 from Montreal to Northern New Jersey.</p><p>Quickly becoming known as the most original Wine and Food Festival north of New York City, Saratoga Wine &amp; Food provides over 200 premiere wine and food exhibitors, invitation-only, collector Italian luxury vehicles as well as one-of-a kind seminars. The Saratoga Wine &amp; Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance is SPAC’s largest fundraiser is just over a month from now - September 6th, 7th &amp; 8th.</p><p>We are joined by Capital Region restaurateur, caterer, and the Honorary chair of this event, Angelo Mazzone of <a href="http://www.mazzonehospitality.com/">Mazzone Hospitality</a>.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 71040 at http://wamc.org SPAC - Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and Concours d'Elegance SPAC - Jamie Bernstein http://wamc.org/post/spac-jamie-bernstein <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As we mentioned earlier, Stéphane Denève will be conducting a Bernstein Extravaganza tomorrow night here at <a href="http://www.spac.org">SPAC</a>. And Jamie Bernstein will take part in a tribute to her father, Leonard Bernstein, which will feature members of the New York City Ballet.</p><p>The program will include the composer’s “Suite” from “Fancy Free,” and “Something’s Coming” and “Symphonic Dances” from “West Side Story.”</p><p>Jamie Bernstein frequently works with symphonies as a narrator, and she helped develop a school concert program for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Collaborating with Michael Barrett, who worked as an assistant conductor with Leonard Bernstein, she developed a program about her father’s music.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 71038 at http://wamc.org SPAC - Jamie Bernstein SPAC - Stéphane Denève http://wamc.org/post/spac-st-phane-den-ve-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Recognized internationally as a conductor of the highest calibre, <a href="http://www.stephanedeneve.com/">Stéphane Denève</a> has won praise from audiences and critics alike for his performances and programming. With the Royal Scottish National Orchestra he has performed at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, and at many other celebrated venues throughout Europe.</p><p>Denève enjoys close relationships with many of the world’s leading solo artists and is also a conductor of opera – having worked at the Royal Opera House, La Scala, Netherlands Opera, Cincinnati Opera and with many other phenomenal companies around the world.</p><p>He opened the Philly Orchestra season last night and will conduct the Bernstein Extravaganza tomorrow night and will conduct with soloist Yo-Yo Ma on <a href="http://www.spac.org">Saturday night</a>.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 71032 at http://wamc.org SPAC - Stéphane Denève Saratoga 150 and Richard Danielpour's "Serenade" http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-150-and-richard-danielpours-serenade <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nyra.com/saratoga/">The Saratoga Race Course</a> is 150 years old and the track is being celebrated throughout the city this season and tonight, the party comes here to <a href="http://www.spac.org">SPAC</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.keithlockhart.com/html/">Keith Lockhart</a> will conduct the <a href="http://www.philorch.org/">Philadelphia Orchestra</a> in a series of “horse” related pieces. "Serenade" by Richard Danielpour is receiving its world premiere performance tonight here at SPAC. The work pays tribute to other aspects of Saratoga, in addition to racing. Over the course of three movements, it visits the arts scene, the mineral waters, and, finally, the track.</p><p>SPAC's commission of Danielpour's "Serenade" was underwritten by Charles and Candace Wait and happens to coincide with Danielpour's 30th anniversary of visiting Saratoga. Charles Wait is the Chairman of <a href="http://www.saratoga150.com/">Saratoga 150</a>.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 71031 at http://wamc.org Saratoga 150 and Richard Danielpour's "Serenade" SPAC - Yaddo http://wamc.org/post/spac-yaddo-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.yaddo.org/">Yaddo</a> has hosted thousands of artists, including James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein , Truman Capote, John Cheever, Aaron Copland, Ruth Heller, Patricia Highsmith, Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Philip Roth, Mario Puzo, Flannery O'Connor, and Anne Truitt. Just to name a few.</p><p>Yaddo is an artists' community located on a 400 acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is "to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.”</p><p>This morning we are joined by Lesley Leduc, Public Affairs Coordinator for Yaddo who joined the staff in 1992. She is responsible for all Yaddo publications and outreach materials, and frequently lectures about the artists’ retreat.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 71027 at http://wamc.org SPAC - Yaddo SPAC - Marcia White http://wamc.org/post/spac-marcia-white-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We’re here at SPAC, and we’re bringing out the big guns. SPAC President and Executive Director Marcia White is joining us here to talk about some recent events at SPAC, and what they’ve got planned for the future.</p><p>Marcia White was appointed the president of SPAC in 2005, and has overseen a major renovation of the theater during the first years of her tenure and has ensured the continuation of SPAC staples: the Ballet, the Jazz Festival and Philadelphia Orchestra.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 71026 at http://wamc.org SPAC - Marcia White