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2008 SPAC schedules

2008 SPAC schedules

SPAC announces its 2008 schedules for the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, Saratoga Cha

Here are the 2008 schedules for the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, Saratoga Chamber Music Festival, Lake George Opera, the Extended Season and the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival. It does not include special events rock concerts, which are announced individually by Live Nation promoters, not SPAC.

New York City Ballet

Matinees are at 2 p.m. Evening performances are at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, July 8 — Jerome Robbins’ “Glass Pieces,” “Afternoon of a Faun,” “Interplay” and “I’m Old Fashioned”

Wednesday, July 9 — George Balanchine’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin,” “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux,”

“La Sonnambula” and “Symphony in C”

Thursday, July 10 — Matinee, “Interplay,” “Afternoon of a Faun,” Robbins’ “Four Bagatelles” and “Symphony in C.” Evening, Balanchine’s “Mozartiana,” “La Sonnambula” and “I’m Old Fashioned”

Friday July 11 — Balanchine’s “Prodigal Son,” “Afternoon of a Faun,” Peter Martins’ “River of Light” and

“Glass Pieces”

Saturday, July 12 — Matinee, “Mozartiana,” “Prodigal Son” and “Symphony in C.” Evening, “Le Tombeau de Couperin,” “Four Bagatelles,” “La Sonnambula” and “I’m Old Fashioned”

Tuesday, July 15 — Robbins’ “The Four Seasons,” “Moves,” and “The Concert”

Wednesday, July 16 — “Interplay,” Martins’ “River of Light,” new ballet and Balanchine’s “Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet”

Thursday, July 17 — Matinee, “Prodigal Son,” Christopher Wheeldon’s “Rococo Variations,” Martins’ “Grazioso” and “The Concert.” Evening, “Mozartiana,” new ballet “Glass Pieces”

Friday, July 18 — Balanchine’s Divertimento from “Le Baiser de la Fee,” “Moves” and “The Four Seasons”

Saturday, July 19 — Matinee, “Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet,” “Rococo Variations,” “Grazioso” and “The Concert.” Evening Gala, Robbins and Twyla Tharp’s “Brahms/Handel,” Robbins “Opus 19/The Dreamer” and “West Side Story Suite”

Tuesday, July 22 — Robbins’ “The Goldberg Variations” and “Brahms/Handel”

Wednesday, July 23 — New ballet, “Opus 19/The Dreamer” and Balanchine’s “Western Symphony”

Thursday, July 24 — Matinee, “Brahms/Handel,” Divertimento from “Le Baiser de la Fee,” “Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux” and “Western Symphony.” Evening, Divertimento from “Le Baiser de la Fee,” “Opus 19/The Dreamer” and “West Side Story Suite”

Friday, July 25 — “Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet,” “Rococo Variations” and “Brahms/Handel”

Saturday, July 26 — Matinee, “The Goldberg Variations” and “Western Symphony.” Evening: “The Four Seasons,” “Moves” and “West Side Story Suite”

Reach Gazette reporter Wendy Liberatore at 395-3199 or at wendy@dailygazette.com.

Philadelphia Orchestra

All concerts begin at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 6 — Charles Dutoit, conductor. Andre Watts, piano. Kodãly: Suite from “Hary Janos.” Grieg: Piano Concerto. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Thursday, Aug. 7 — Jeff Tyzik, conductor. Williams: Superman March. Williams: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Suite for Orchestra, with Hedwig’s Theme and Harry’s Wondrous World. Arlen/arr. Tyzik: Suite from “The Wizard of Oz.” Williams: “Adventures on Earth.” Movie music arranged by Tyzik, with The Great Westerns Suite: “Magnificent 7,” “How the West Was Won”, “Silverado” and “Dances with Wolves.” Badelt/arr. Ricketts: Pirates of the Caribbean. Williams: “Star Wars Suite”.

Friday, Aug. 8 — Charles Dutoit, conductor. Martha Argerich, piano. Renaud Capucon, violin. Gautier Capucon, cello. Choong-Jin Chang, viola. Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture. Beethoven: Triple Concerto for piano, violin, cello, and orchestra. Berlioz: “Harold in Italy”

Saturday, Aug. 9 — Charles Dutoit, conductor. Emanuel Ax, piano.

Bartok: Two Portraits. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3. Brahms: Symphony No. 3. Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 3 and 1.

Wednesday, Aug. 13 — Marin Alsop, conductor. Gil Shaham, violin.

Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 2. Sarasate: Variations on Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” for violin and orchestra. Brahms: Symphony No. 4.

Thursday, Aug. 14 — Charles Dutoit, conductor. Martha Argerich, piano.

Rossini: Overture to “La Cenerentola.” Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3. Srauss: “An Alpine Symphony.”

Friday, Aug. 15 — Charles Dutoit, conductor. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano. Roussel: Suite No. 2 from “Bacchus and Ariadne.” Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Egyptian”). Debussy/orch. Ravel: Sarabande and Dance. Respighi: “The Pines of Rome.”

Saturday, Aug. 16 — Charles Dutoit, conductor. Sergey Khachatryan, violin. Tchaikovsky: “Romeo and Juliet.” Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto. Tchaikovsky/orch. Stravinsky: Excerpts from “The Sleeping Beauty.” Tchaikovsky: “1812 Overture.”

Wednesday, Aug. 20 — Charles Dutoit, conductor. Nicolai Lugansky, piano. Mendelssohn: Excerpts from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Janacek: Sinfonietta. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3.

Thursday, Aug. 21 — Charles Dutoit, conductor. Vadim Repin, violin. Ravel: “Rhapsodie espagnole.” Lalo: “Symphonie espagnole” for violin and orchestra. Strauss: “Also sprach Zarathustra.”

Friday, Aug. 22 — Charles Dutoit, conductor. Yuja Wang, piano. Women of the Philadelphia Singers Chorale. Debussy: Nocturnes. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1. Holst: “The Planets”

Saturday, Aug. 23 — Charles Dutoit, conductor. Time for Three, with Zachary De Pue, violin; Nicolas Kendall, violin; Ranaan Meyer, double bass; Joanna Mongiardo, soprano; Christopher Pfund, tenor; Hugh Russell, baritone; and Philadelphia Singers Chorale. Higdon: Concerto 4-3. Orff: “Carmina burana.”

Saratoga Chamber Music Festival

Aug. 5 to 24. Matinee performances start at 2:15 p.m. and evening performances at 8:00 p.m. at the Spa Little Theatre. Music Director: Chantal Juillet

Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 8 p.m. — Andre Watts, piano. Mozart: Piano and wind quintet. Barber: “Summer Music.” Franck: Quintet for piano and strings in F minor.

Sunday, Aug. 10, at 2:15 p.m. — Emanuel Ax, piano, with Charles Dutoit and members of the Hudson Shad.

Timothy Leigh Evans, Mark Bleeke, tenors. Peter Becker, baritone; Wilbur Pauley, bass. Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Schubert: Piano Sonata No 5 in A minor, D. 537, Op. 164. Stravinsky: Octet for winds and brass. Schubert: Two Impromptus for piano. Stravinsky: “The Fox”: Burlesque tale sung and played as a one-act chamber opera.

Monday, Aug. 11, at 8 p.m. — Pianist Martha Argerich with Renaud and Gautier Capucon. Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47. Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op. 67

Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m. — Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano. Mozart: String Quintet in G minor K. 516

Messiaen: “Quartet for the end of time.”

Monday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m. — Yuja Wang, piano. Dohnanyi: Serenade for string trio in C Major, Op. 10. Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor. Brahms: Trio for violin, horn and piano in E-flat Major, Op. 40.

Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m. — Vadim Repin, violin, and Nicolai Lugansky, piano. Bartok: Rhapsody for violin and piano No. 1 Sz. 86. Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola and harp. Beethoven: Sonata No 9 in A Major, Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”).

Sunday, Aug. 24, at 2:15 p.m. — Time for Three with Zachary De Pue, violin; Nicolas Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass.

Lake George Opera

Spa Little Theatre. Opera talks one hour before curtain time.

Saratoga Opera Ball: June 28 — 7 p.m. Gideon Putnam Hotel.

Gilbert & Sullivan, “Pirates of Penzance” — July 3, 12 at 7:30 p.m., July 6, 9 at 2 p.m.

Verdi, “La Traviata” — July 5, 11 at 7:30 p.m., July 8,13 at 2 p.m.

Puccini, “Gianni Schicchi,” and Michael Ching, “Buoso’ Ghost” — July 10 at 7:30 p.m., July 12 at 1 p.m.

Extended season

All shows at 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 24 — Ann Hampton Callaway at Spa Little Theatre

Thursday, May 29 — Edmar Castanada Trio at Spa Little Theatre

Saturday, May 31 — Suzanne Vega at Spa Little Theatre

Friday, June 13 — Martha Graham Dance Company at amphitheater

Freihofer’s Jazz Festival

Music begins at noon each day in the amphitheater and gazebo.

Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29 — Saxophone Summit (Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman and Ravi Coltraine), Dianne Reeves, with more performers to be announced later.

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