Next Wednesday marks the SPAC conducting debut of Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s music director designate. Nezet-Seguin also conducts an Italian Opera Night Aug. 9, and a program titled “Masterpieces Past and Present" on Aug. 10.
Cirque de la Symphonie brings the art and athleticism of cirque to the concert music hall. Tonight, Cirque le la Symphonie performs with The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC as part of the CDPHP Family Night Series. We are joined now by Executive Director and Producer Bill Allen, and performers Christine Van Loo and Dariusz Wronski.
Recognized internationally as a conductor of the highest calibre, Stéphane Denève has won praise from audiences and critics alike for his performances and programming. Tonight, he will conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Cirque de la Symphonie Family Night concert in the SPAC Amphitheatre.
We are joined at SPAC by Lesley Leduc, Public Affairs Coordinator for Yaddo and Richard McCann, author of Mother of Sorrows. He teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University and also serves on the Board of Directors of the PEN Faulkner Foundation and is a Member of the Corporation of Yaddo.
Our SPAC tour guide and host for the morning is SPAC President and Executive Director, Marcia White. She shares with us the excitement that has been going on this season and talk about this week’s arrival of the Philadelphia Orchestra.