In the second week of their summer sojourn at SPAC, the Philadelphia Orchestra will welcome violin virtuoso Sarah Chang (pictured). Tonight(Friday), Chang will be featured in a performance of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. If this fiery work isn’t the most popular American violin concerto, we’re stumped to name what other work is.
Also on the program: Sibelius’ majestic Scandinavian anthem Finlandia, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3 (aka the “Polish” symphony).
On Saturday (Aug. 17) at 8 PM, the Philadelphia Orchestra will welcome pianist Jonathan Biss for a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, plus works by Borodin and Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring). On Wednesday (Aug. 21) at 8 PM, those “fabulous Philadelphians” will be joined by a well-known plucker for An Evening With Bela Fleck.
Gianandrea Noseda will conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra, with special guest Sarah Chang, tomorrow night (Friday, Aug. 16) at 8 PM at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs). Call the box office at 587-3330 for price and ticket information.