Speakers @ SPAC Thursday August 2 2018 at 8:00 PMSPAC Stage
Nicole Stott is an artist and former NASA astronaut who served as Flight Engineer on ISS Expedition 20 and Expedition 21 and a Mission Specialist on STS-128 and STS-133, and is the first to paint a watercolor in space.
SPAC on Stage Monday August 6 2018 at 8:00 PMSPAC Stage
After emerging with the $100,000 Grand Prize at the 2017 M-Prize Competition, the largest prize for chamber music in the world, Russian Renaissance has firmly established itself as one of the most electrifying and exhilarating ensembles of today. Through stunning performances of everything from tango to folk to jazz, Russian Renaissance is redefining the possibilities of their traditional Russian folk instruments (balalaika, domra/domra alto, button accordion, and balalaika contrabasso) and capturing the attention of audiences worldwide.
Speakers @ SPAC Thursday August 9 2018 at 8:00 PMSPAC Stage
Dava Sobel is a science writer and author of Galileo’s Daughter and The Glass Universe. Diane Ackerman is a poet, science writer, and author of A Natural History of the Senses, The Human Age, and The Zookeeper’s Wife.
SPAC on Stage Monday August 13 2018 at 8:00 PMSPAC Stage
Based in Miami, Nu Deco Ensemble is a virtuosic and eclectic chamber orchestra group designed for the 21st century. Through exciting and adventurous classical music performances, Nu Deco Ensemble presents various styles of music, art, and media collaborations in both traditional and alternative venues. Working in conjunction with local Miami musicians, composers, DJs, dancers, visual and media artists, Nu Deco Ensemble creates a new hybrid of compelling musical and multi-media experiences. Blending masterful musicianship with a wide range of repertoire from classical to pop, Nu Deco Ensemble strives to be a leader in genre-bending musical exploration.
SPAC on Stage Monday August 20 2018 at 8:00 PMSPAC Stage
Over the last decade, Black Violin has risen to fame with a style of music that combines classical, hip-hop and R&B. Performing an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries as far away as Dubai, Prague and South Africa, the musicians have appeared at President Obama's Inaugural and three Super Bowls. They’ve also collaborated with a who’s who of music superstars, including Kanye West, the Eagles, Tom Petty, Aerosmith and Aretha Franklin. In 2015, the band released their major label debut Stereotypes which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. The duo has been profiled extensively by the media including by NPR’s Morning Edition.
SPAC on Stage Monday August 27 2018 at 8:00 PMSPAC Stage
Montréal-based band from Chad, H’SAO is known for its unique blend of modern sound and traditional African musical influences. H’SAO has traveled the world, delivering electrifying performances, launching three innovative albums and, most of all, developing a musical signature that spans several genres and thus transcends the “world music” category. Onstage, the band sets itself apart through energetic performances, punctuated by catchy choreography and warm interactions with audiences.
Adirondack Road Tour & Gourmet Luncheon Friday September 7 2018 at 10:30 AMSaratoga Auto Museum
David Ortiz Meet and Greet Friday September 7 2018 at 7:00 PMSPAC Lawn
Party with Big Papi in VIP Nightclub Friday September 7 2018 at 7:00 PMSPAC Lawn
Grand Tasting Saturday September 8 2018 at 12:00 PMSPAC Lawn
Saratoga Auto Auction: 2 Day Pass Friday September 21 2018 at 11:30 AMSPAC Stage
2 Day Pass (Friday 9/21 & Saturday 9/22): $30.00
*Print at home not available for 2 Day Pass
SPAC 50 Book Monday December 31 2018 at 11:59 PMSPAC Stage
In addition, multiple artists and leaders who have shaped SPAC’s history have contributed their personal reflections. Over 450 images, many of them unpublished photos, will accompany the text.
The commemorative book was edited by Saratoga Springs historian Field Horne and designed by Saratoga Living and Chronogram magazine creative director David Perry. Skidmore professors Denise Warner Limoli and Tom Denny, along with other field experts, have provided essays for SPAC50.
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Book Pickup: $75.00
Book + Shipping: $91.00