When Fall arrives, the Saratoga Chamber Players kicks off its season ofchamber music. Artistic Director, Jill Levy, brings together professionalmusicians from Europe, Asia, Canada and the U.S. to create a varied set ofconcerts. The 2015-16 season marks its 29th year of operation.
Levy is also concertmaster of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, a
position she has held since 1993 after several years with the Pittsburgh
Symphony. In 1994, SCP’s founding Artistic Director, Lucy Manning,
moved out of the area and asked Levy to take the reins of the organization.
For each concert Levy chooses a different mix of musicians with a variety ofinstruments to present pieces from the 16th to the 21st century. “I loveplaying with small groups of musicians,” she noted. “It’s fun to work outinterpretations of musical phrases with other professionals and to explorenew instrumental combinations.” The season opener on September 20, for example, will have music forthe harp, clarinet, flute, cello, viola and violin. The 5 concert seasonconcludes with two performances, one at Tannery Pond in North Creek andthe following day back in Saratoga. More information on programs andmusicians as well as musical excerpts from past concerts are available at www.saratogachamberplayers.com