108 Avenue of the Pines
The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to its summer home in Saratoga Springs this summer, marking the Orchestra’s first live performance at SPAC since the pandemic hit last year.PROGRAM
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
David Kim, violin
Juliette Kang, violin
Coleman       Seven O’Clock Shout*
Bach       Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra
Brahms       Symphony No. 1
Approximately 90 minutes long with no intermission.PROGRAM NOTES
This special program, dedicated to health care workers, opens with the SPAC premiere of Seven O’Clock Shout, composed as a tribute to frontline workers during the pandemic by American composer Valerie Coleman. Performance Today‘s 2020 Classical Woman of the Year and one of the Washington Post’s “Top 35 Female Composers in Classical Music,” Valerie Coleman is among the world’s most performed composers living today.
According to Coleman, “To me, Seven O’Clock Shout is a declaration of our survival. It is something that allows us our agency to take back the kindness that is in our hearts and the emotions that cause us such turmoil. … We cheer on the essential workers with a primal and fierce urgency to let them know that we stand with them and each other.”
The evening continues with Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins with Concertmaster David Kim and First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang, and Brahms’s lyrically lush Symphony No. 1.
*indicates SPAC Premiere
All programs subject to change.
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