Posted 08 July 2001 - 07:44 AM
About sixty hours remain until my home town of Saratoga Springs comes alive with the return of NYCB. I'll be at every performance: either as the usher captain in house right or in the audience. Anyone who comes to Saratoga for a performance or two (or all of them!) please come and find me. Any of the ushers in the orchestra sections knows who I am. I'd love to meet you.
As time permits (in the summer I work two jobs--my same old, same old day job and my wonderful job at SPAC), I would like to post my reactions to the season.
"Midsummer" is truly a Saratoga ballet. It was the first ballet ever presented at SPAC at the opening season in 1966. I've never seen it indoors, and I don't know if I would want to.
The combination of the setting sun, the twinkling of the fairies and the bugs, the buccolic setting of the ballet and the place, that glorious music--it is so perfect that you all should experience it. After reading this board, I think I am anticipating seeing Carla Korbes more than just about anything else for the season.
Or maybe not. We have "Polyphonia" on the weekend, we have the Saratoga return of "Dances at a Gathering" (which I saw in NY in the winter==wonderful!--but this is another ballet that is spectacular in an outdoor setting, we have Four T's, I could go on and on and the season hasn't even started yet.
I am so excited!
Posted 08 July 2001 - 10:28 AM
I was watching the NYSSA kids in class yesterday. If you don't mind telling me your daughter's first name, I will look for her when I go to watch again. (they wear nametags). Do you plan to come to Saratoga at all? If so, let's try to meet.
My daughter is a music student and will be attending the NYS Summer School of Orchestral Studies. This will be her third year. She just loves it. Hope your daughter is also having a wonderful experience!
Posted 09 July 2001 - 07:06 AM
Posted 11 July 2001 - 06:50 AM
Yes, when I realized how young your daughter is I also remembered that there are two other intensive summer programs in Saratoga. Both are outstanding, by the way, and your daughter is in wonderful hands.
I do recommend the NYSSA program when she is old enough. Good luck to her!
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