Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos at Bethesda Episcopal Church
As part of Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s continued commitment to presenting programming that extends beyond the traditional Summer months, SPAC announced that the Orchestra of St. Luke’s will perform Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos at Bethesda Episcopal Church in downtown Saratoga Springs on Friday, December 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 General Admission seats and can be purchased online at spac.org.
“Expanding SPAC’s role as a presenter in new venues is a key part of our vision to reach new audiences and create meaningful cultural experiences for the community. To be able to present some of Bach’s most beloved repertoire performed by one of the world’s great chamber orchestras in an acoustically and architecturally exquisite space during the festive holiday season is a great privilege” said Elizabeth Sobol, President & CEO of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
David Hyde Pierce, Saratoga Springs native and Board Member of Orchestra of St. Luke’s said about the event:
“This concert means so much to me. SPAC was where as a young boy I first encountered the great artistry of the orchestra and the ballet; Bethesda, a place of comfort and worship for my family, was where I sang in the choir and learned to play the organ; the Orchestra of St Luke’s is the finest musical ensemble I’ve ever known, and they’re like family to me. It is a rare opportunity to hear music this great played this beautifully in such an exquisite setting— but that’s Saratoga. “
The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, one of America’s most versatile orchestras which has been praised as "fresh and invigorating,” by the New York Times, collaborates with the world’s finest artists and performs approximately 80 concerts each year at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
The December 8 “SPAC @ Bethesda Church” program will feature Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos, which were composed as a gift to the Margrave of Brandenburg in 1721, and are still considered pinnacles of the Baroque repertoire.
“The musicians’ performance of the treasured Brandenburg Concertos -- a staple of the holiday season – is sure to create indelible memories for families and classical connoisseurs alike,” added Sobol.
Tickets for the performance are all $20 General Admission seats and are available online at spac.org.