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The New York City performing arts scene is regarded as one of the best in the world, with Broadway as its brightest star among other iconic performance spaces like Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, Apollo Theater, Beacon Theatre, and legendary jazz clubs like The Blue Note.
World-class arts aren't limited to the big city! All across New York State, from Tilles Center for Performing Arts on Long Island to Chautauqua Institution in the west, you’ll find high-quality venues and exciting performance art waiting to be discovered.
In warmer months, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) hosts the New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra along with an eclectic and challenging series of chamber music, jazz, rock and pop concerts in its acoustically ideal outdoor amphitheater. The internationally acclaimed Glimmerglass Festival presents opera and musical theater in a magnificent setting overlooking Otsego Lake and Shakespeare in Delaware Park, a Buffalo tradition since 1976, is among the largest free outdoor “Bard” fests.