The Saratoga Performing Arts Center has announced a new partnership to bring more chamber music to its summer lineup of events.
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.
"It will launch a partnership that will position SPAC as the destination of choice of world-class chamber music in the summer," said White.
Musicians of Ma'alwyck is a flexible-size chamber music ensemble in residence at the Schuyler Mansion, a New York State Historic Site, and at the Schenectady County Community College, the group performs regularly on concert series in Upstate New York presenting programs specializing in the music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Each season they present five subscription series concerts, in addition to performing at historic sites throughout the region.
This week they’ll present their biannual Macabre Music program which this year features the world premiere of Jeffrey Brody's Phantasmagoria. Other works on the program include "scary" pieces of Villa-Lobos, Gliere, John Williams, and more. Host of the evening will be actor Brian Massman.
Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz; actor Brian Massman; and Seamus Caffrey, owner of the Olde English Pub, join us to tell us more.
The Esopus Chamber Orchestra is a 25-member professional chamber orchestra based in the Hudson Valley. It was founded in 2009.
On Saturday at 8 pm at the Quimby Theater at the SUNY Ulster on Stone Ridge campus, the Esopus Chamber Orchestra will perform their 2013 Season Inaugural Concert. The concert will feature guest soloist Garry Kvistad (of Woodstock Chimes).
Music Director Nadege Foofat joins us now to tell us more.