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New York News
4:51 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

SPAC To Increase Security After Assault

New York State Police will have a greater presence at Saratoga Performing Arts Center after a recent sexual assault at the venue.

State police will increase security as investigations continue on a sexual assault that took place at a concert on August 12th. SPAC is located within the Saratoga Spa State Park.

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Tan Dun’s "Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women" At SPAC

    On Friday, August 15, SPAC and The Philadelphia Orchestra will present the New York premiere of composer Tan Dun’s Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women. A multimedia tour de force which made headlines around the globe at its China premiere this spring, Nu Shu is an exploration – through film and music -- of an ancient Chinese language secretly created by women in the remote province of Hunan, China, and passed through generations of mothers and daughters by reading, writing and singing.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Orchestra for the performance and principal harpist Elizabeth Hainen is the featured soloist.

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Fri August 8, 2014

The Chamber Music Society's David Finckel And Wu Han On Their New Summer Home At SPAC

  SPAC’s new summer residency with The Chamber Music Society is a major milestone for both organizations. Artistic directors and husband and wife team David Finckel and Wu Han have defied the trends, growing their audience by 30 percent over the past six years even as classical audiences declined as a whole.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Brian Stokes Mitchell Performs With The Philadelphia Orchestra At SPAC On 8/6

    On August 6th The Philadelphia Orchestra will kick off their three week summer season at The Saratoga Performing Arts Center with The Great American Songbook.

Bramwell Tovey conducts an evening of music from the Gershwins, Bernstein, and Copland with vocal selections sung by Brian Stokes Mitchell.

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New York News
6:25 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Community Corner: SPAC's Marcia White On Return Of New York City Ballet In 2015

Saratoga Performing Arts Center recently announced that the New York City Ballet will return next year with a full, two-week residency. WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Marcia White, SPAC  President and Executive Director, about the process of bringing the ballet back for its 50th anniversary season in 2015.
 

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New York News
3:48 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

SPAC Leaders Discuss Upcoming Season And Beyond

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Officials from Saratoga Performing Arts Center gave a preview of the upcoming summer season this morning and provided more details about the years ahead.

At the annual meeting of voting members, SPAC’s leaders gave updates on how the performing arts organization is standing financially, introduced new and reelected board members, and also provided a glimpse of the 2014 season and beyond.

Board members were provided with SPAC’s 2013 annual report, which includes summarized financial and attendance information. Treasurer Ron Riggi said 2013 was a positive year.

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New York News
3:48 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

SPAC Announces 2014 Residency Of Philadelphia Orchestra

Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs has announced the 2014 residency of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

 

The residency will run from August 6 through 23rd. The lineup will include known guest conductors, premieres and pops performances.

 

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New York News
12:00 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

SPAC Announces New Partnership With Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

David Finckel and Wu Han perform at SPAC's Spa Little Theater.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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.

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New York News
2:58 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Arts Venues: Limit Casino Entertainment

A coalition formed in response to a planned statewide referendum about whether to amend the New York constitution to authorize up to seven additional casinos held a press conference this morning at Capital Repertory in downtown Albany.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A veritable"who's who" of leaders of Capital Region arts non-profits gathered in a show of solidarity under the moniker "Upstate Theaters for a Fair Game." The group hopes to educate the public on what it sees as potential negative effects of casino expansion on what it refers to as "local entertainment ecosystems," noting that mid-sized arts and entertainment venues in neighboring states have been impacted by casino-based entertainment offerings.

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New York News
2:40 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Despite Slower Start, Many Confident Saratoga Tourism Will Improve

Recent reports show that the 2013 racing season at the Saratoga Race Course was facing lower levels of attendance over last year in the several days after its July 19th opening.

The Albany Times Union reported that on an opening day with temperatures above 90 degrees, track attendance was down 15 percent from the previous year’s opening day. The slump continued with the next day down 13 percent. On the first giveaway day, attendance was 7 percent below last year’s.

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