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Summer Guide

by The Staff June 5, 2014

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  Pop Music Concerts Basilica Hudson 110 S. Front St., Hudson. 6/14: Shannon F, Crush, Love Pig, Evil Doers. 9/12-13: Basilica Soundscape featuring Swans, Tim Hecker, Deafheaven, Julia Holter, Gamelan Dharma Swara. Bearsville Theater 291 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-4406, bearsvilletheater.com. 6/12: Zvuloon ...

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Philadelphia Orchestra & Sarah Chang

by The Staff August 15, 2013

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  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 ...

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The Philadelphia Orchestra

by The Staff August 7, 2013

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  In the unlikely event you haven’t heard, this is the 150th anniversary of the Saratoga Race Course. The Philadelphia Orchestra, beginning their summer season at SPAC, celebrates this landmark tonight (Thursday) with a special program ...

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The Philadelphia Orchestra

by The Staff August 16, 2012

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Well, all that went by too quickly. And by “all that,” we mean the glorious non-pop ballet and concert season at SPAC. The Philadelphia Orchestra end their 2012 stay with three concerts tonight through Saturday. Tonight ...

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The Bitter and the Sweet

by B.A. Nilsson August 16, 2012

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  In an effort to fill some of the many, many empty seats that gape during SPAC’s Philadelphia Orchestra performances, a special deal was offered last Friday by which a $22 lawn ticket could get you ...

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Hai-Ye Ni

by The Staff August 8, 2012

Hai-Ye Ni is the principal cellist for the Philadelphia Orchestra.

SPAC isn’t the only place to enjoy the great musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra this week. On Sunday, principal cellist Hai-Ye Ni will be joined by two of her colleagues for the program “From English ...

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The Philadelphia Orchestra

by The Staff August 8, 2012

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Another week of great music and big shows at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra begins this evening (Thursday, Aug. 9) with Italian Opera Night. The orchestra will be joined by soprano ...

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A Grand Tour

by B.A. Nilsson August 8, 2012

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Before the Philadelphia Orchestra took the stage at the amphitheater, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center grounds sported a tented bazaar in which samples of tea and comestibles were offered, and colorful clothing and other accessories ...

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The Philadelphia Orchestra

by The Staff July 25, 2012

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It’s time for those fabulous Philadelphians again, as the Philadelphia Orchestra return to SPAC this week. Wednesday’s (Aug. 1) opening night concert finds the orchestra under the direction of Stephane Deneve (pictured) and accompanying pianist ...

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And Again

by B.A. Nilsson August 18, 2011

It makes sense, if you’ve been playing Rachmaninoff for a half an hour, that a spirit of Rachmaninoff would inform anything you make up thereafter, and pianist Gabriela Montero’s encore after performing that composer’s mighty ...

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That’s Entertainment

by B.A. Nilsson August 3, 2011

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Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique don’t share a program well. The first is sweet but comparatively shy, almost to the point of introversion. Bombast takes over the second piece, after a ...

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Musical Adventuress

by B.A. Nilsson August 3, 2011

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Improvisation is a backbone of the arts. Making it up as you go along is a stalwart of theater and jazz, and it had a huge place in classical music a couple of hundred years ...

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The Philadelphia Orchestra

by The Staff July 28, 2011

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Friday night, one of Saratoga’s favorite sons returns for a special “family night” with the Philadelphia Orchestra: renowned stage and TV actor David Hyde Pierce. Most widely known for a long run of scene stealing on ...