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The Philadelphia Orchestra: American Idylls

Date/Time

Aug 8, 2019
07:00 PM until 10:00 PM

Description

August 8 will feature three SPAC premieres: blue cathedral, an orchestral composition by the American composer Jennifer Higdon and one of the composer’s most performed works; the orchestral suite of Copland’s Appalachian Spring, the Pulitzer Prize-winning depiction of the American idyll, which also popularized the Shaker folk song “Simple Gifts”; and Mason Bates’ Anthology of Fantastic Zoology, titled after mythical creatures from the book of the same name by Jorge Luis Borges. The work exploits the virtuosity of the Orchestra to evoke what the composer calls a “psychedelic bestiary.”

 

Fountains of Rome, the piece that eventually put Respighi on the international map, celebrates four of the city’s famous fountains as a highlight of this aquatic-themed program.

Cost

$29-103

Location

View map Saratoga Performing Arts Center
108 Avenue of The Pines
Saratoga Springs, NY

Additional Information

County:

Saratoga

Neighborhood:

Saratoga

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