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Saratoga--Sarah Chang and Rite of Spring

August 20, 2013

Our second weekend in Saratoga saw the Orchestra connect with fans, familiar friends, and fantastic music. Associate Principal Trumpet Jeffrey Curnow connected with fans of all ages on Family Night on Friday. As to familiar friends, Gianandrea Noseda and Sarah Chang joined us on Friday, and Noseda was at the helm again on Saturday with guest pianist Jonathan Biss. The fantastic music? A tremendous two days of programming was capped with the “The Rite of Spring.”

 

 

8/16/13, Saratoga Springs: We love how deeply Gianandrea Noseda gets into the music.

 

 

8/16/13, Saratoga Springs: Sarah Chang, who debuted with the Orchestra at just nine years old and has performed with us many times since, takes the stage to perform Barber’s Violin Concerto.

 

 

8/16/13, Saratoga Springs: Associate Principal Trumpet Jeffrey Curnow connects with some of our youngest fans on Family Night at SPAC.

 

 

8/16/13, Saratoga Springs: Two of our long-time Orchestra members warm up before the concert. Principal Bass Harold Robinson and Associate Principal Bass Michael Shahan have been playing with the Fabulous Philadelphians for a combined 67 years!

 

 

8/16/13, Saratoga Springs: Ever wonder what backstage looks like just prior to the concert? Well here you go! Concertmaster David Kim loosens up his fingers as Gianandrea Noseda walks by, deep in thought.

 

 

8/16/13, Saratoga Springs: Sarah Chang played the Barber Violin Concerto magnificently! Also on the program were Sibelius’s “Finlandia” and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3.

 

 

8/17/13, Saratoga Springs: Gianandrea Noseda leads the Orchestra in rehearsal of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," which was programmed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its composition. 

 

 

8/17/13, Saratoga Springs: Some of our Saratoga fans enjoy Saturday’s Open Rehearsal.


 

8/17/13, Saratoga Springs: Guest pianist Jonathan Biss wows the crowd with his rendition of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4.  

 

 

8/17/13, Saratoga Springs: The Orchestra in all its glory on the SPAC stage. As well as performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, the Orchestra played Borodin’s Overture to “Prince Igor” and electrified the audience with Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.”