- o The Holiday Inn Express, Albany (Downtown);
- o The Albany Marriott Hotel, Albany (Wolf Road);
- o Fire Road Park and Ride, Clifton Park;
- o The Saratoga Visitors Center, Saratoga Springs;
- o The Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs;
- o The Saratoga Casino & Raceway, Saratoga Springs;
- o The Horseshoe Inn. Bar & Grill, Saratoga Springs
- o New! Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Spa State Park (Sunday's only)
Photo caption: The Giddy Up! bus receiving a warm welcome from the staff of Saratoga Performing Arts Center at the Spa Little Theatre last week.
Saratoga Chamber Music Festival
August 4 - 20
Music Director: André-Michel Schub
- The Escher Quartet (Sun, Aug 4; 2:15 p.m.) | Hailed by the Washington Post "as one of the top young quartets" in the world today, the Escher Quartet opens the 2013 Season of the Saratoga Chamber Music Festival with an exquisite of program that includes Britten's rarely performed, but masterful String Quartet No. 3.
- Gil Shaham & Friends (Tues, Aug 6; 8 p.m.) | Virtuoso Gil Shaham, one of the foremost violinists of our time, headlines a program that also features his renowned wife, celebrated violinist Adele Anthony and world-renowned clarinetist Ricardo Morales. The three artists lead a program that will feature the autumnal and nostalgic Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op. 115, considered by many to be the composer's finest chamber work.
- "Night in Day" featuring David Kim (Sun, Aug 11; 2:15 p.m.)| World-renowned violinist David Kim, concertmaster for The Philadelphia Orchestra, leads a program featuring favorite works from Stravinsky, Mozart and Brahms including Mozart's most famous work, the ebullient serenade Eine kleine Nachtmusik, better known as "A Little Night Music."
- "Four Hands" with Davyd Booth & The Wister Quartet (Tues, Aug 13; 8 p.m.)| The versatile Davyd Booth, a longtime member of The Philadelphia Orchestra, displays his multi-faceted skills on both violin and piano in a unique program featuring The Wister Quartet, a celebrated chamber ensemble of which he is a member. Booth also performs on the piano with award-winning pianist and Chamber Music Director André-Michel Schub for a rare performance of Schubert's Fantasia in F minor for piano four-hands, the composer's last and greatest contribution to the four-hand repertory.
- "An Afternoon to Remember" (Sun, Aug 18; 2:15 p.m.) | Four of America's most dynamic young chamber musicians come together for an afternoon of sublime musicmaking. Alexei Kenney (violin), Molly Carr (viola), Andrew Janns (cello) and Dominic Cheli (piano) perform works including Beethoven's String Trio Op. 9 No. 2. and Danielpour's A Child's Reliquary.