Win FREE TIX to the Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC on Friday!

The Philadelphia Orchestra is winding down its annual three-week summer residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs with special guest performances this week by violinist Joshua Bell on Wednesday (August 15) and cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Thursday (August 16).

And kicking off its final Spa City performances of the 2012 season this weekend, the Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Steven Reineke will present a special pops concert at 8pm on Friday (August 17) with featured guest artists Montego Glover and Tony DeSare. Singer Glover earned a Tony nomination for her show-stopping performance in the hit Broadway musical, “Memphis.” And for jazz singer-pianist DeSare, the show will be something of a homecoming concert, as he was born in Glens Falls and raised in Hudson Falls, a 1994 graduate of Hudson Falls High School.

Friday’s program is titled “The Best Is Yet to Come: Sinatra and Beyond,” and naturally enough, you’ll hear plenty of music from Old Blue Eyes’ vast songbag. And they’re not fooling around with the “beyond” part of the equation, either, as the performance will also feature songs from the pens of Barry Manilow, Bon Jovi’s David Bryan, and even Bruce Springsteen.

Friday is also Family Night at SPAC, and the pre-show fun begins when the gates open at 6pm with strolling magicians, free Stewarts ice cream, a photobooth, free balloon animals, chalk contests, family games and more.

We’ve got a pair of FREE LAWN TICKETS to give away to Friday night’s performance to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday morning. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

  1. Michael Coleman says

    Thank you! I love Nippertown!

  2. Nicole says

    Sounds like a wonderful performance!

  3. KP says

    Love the Orchestra.

  4. LC says

    Should be a great night!

  5. Ronda Hammer says

    Would love to go!

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