spac-2013.JPGSaturday, August 24 @ 2pm Saratoga Springs, N.Y. -- The New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA), School of Orchestral Studies, will present a free concert on Saturday, August 24 at 2pm at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The performance will include selections for full orchestra and string orchestra, each led by NYSSSA Artistic Director and former Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor in Residence Maestro Luis Biava, and Wind Ensemble conducted by Dr. Edward Marschilok and Mr. Brian Carucci.  Concert attendees will receive a voucher exchangeable for a $5 lawn ticket to the Philadelphia Orchestra's evening performance at SPAC, featuring the 1812 Overture and Fireworks display. Now in its 44th year, the School of Orchestral Studies brings together more than one hundred of New York State's most talented high school musicians for four weeks of intense musical education. Students study orchestral repertoire paralleling that of the Philadelphia Orchestra's summer season at the SPAC, and work one-on-one with Philadelphia Orchestra members.    The Schools located in Saratoga Springs are hosted by Skidmore College and co-sponsored by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Participating students in the program earn the opportunity to attend every Philadelphia Orchestra concert. Visit spac.org online for more information.   Saturday, August 24 8 PM| Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Live Cannons & Fireworks Featuring Russian piano prodigy, Daniil Trifonov SPAC brings virtuosity to its ever-popular Tchaikovsky Spectacular program by The Philadelphia Orchestra. Russian piano prodigy, Daniil Trifonov, who won medals at three of the world's most prestigious international music competitions, will mark his debut at SPAC and with The Philadelphia Orchestra performing Rachmaninoff's powerful Piano Concerto No. 2. Leading the Orchestra in an energetic conclusion to the season will be Cristian Macelaru, Associate Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

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