The Lake Placid Sinfonietta
For the 95th year, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta will take to the stage for an “Inspiring” season of concerts.
Using the theme “Inspiring,” Music Director Ron Spigelman will head 18 concerts that will be held in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Jay, North Creek, and for the first time in several years, Ticonderoga.
“I’m thrilled to bring music that inspires me and highlights the way composers and performers are inspired to create,” Spigelman said. “This year the orchestra is officially beginning the climb to its centennial year in 2017.”
Six concerts will be held at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, which begins Sunday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m. with “Adirondack Health’s Magic of Mozart,” an original one-woman play written and performed by author and actress Raya Lee about Mozart’s sister who reminisces after finding his letters after his death.
The next will be held July 15, as they will perform “Mirror Imagining” at 7:30 p.m., with works described as “reflective and intertwining,” featuring guest violinist Anna Rabinova and flutist Robert Langevin.
On Saturday, June 21, the Sinfonietta will celebrate Ironman weekend with a concert titled, “Inside the Octagon,” also at 7:30 p.m., using music from Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Copland and Beethoven, with soprano Laura Enslin.
“Bending the Boundaries” will be the title of the July 29 performance at 7:30 p.m., which will include music of Villa Lobos in tribute to Bach Brazilian style, a Haydn Symphony with a surprising beginning and a false ending, and the magnificent power of Beethoven. Guest artist will be Navah Perlman. The concert will be dedicated to Dr. Philip Albright, former Sinfonietta Double bassist and librarian.
“Transfigurations” will take the stage Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m., featuring the ACE Trio performing Beethoven’s “Triple Concerto” with the Sinfonietta. Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” and Schoenberg’s “Transfigured Night” are also programmed.
The LPCA shows wrap up Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. with “On the Orient Express,” a chronological and classical journey aboard the most famous train of them all as they journey from London to Constantinople through music.
Six free community Park Series concerts began July 4 and will continue through Aug. 8 with each at 7 p.m. Concert titles include “Move to the Music” (July 11), “Fast and the Furious” sponsored by NBT (July 18), “Sing Out Loud” (July 25), “Price Chopper’s Sailing Away” (Aug. 1) and “CVPH Medical Center’s Onward and Skyward” (Aug. 8).
The rainsite for each of these concerts is St. Agnes Church on Saranac Avenue in Lake Placid.
The Sinfonietta will also travel for five concerts this season, including North Creek July 7 at 7:30 p.m.; The Tupper Lake Wild Center July 26 at 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 2 at Harrietstown Town Hall in the village of Saranac Lake at 6:30 p.m.; St. Mary’s Church in Ticonderoga at 7 p.m. Aug. 3; and at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Amos and Julia Ward Theater in Jay.
“A Walk Through the Orchestra” will be a free morning children’s concert, sponsored by Stewart’s Shops and the LPCA’s Mirror Lake Inn Young and Fun Series, which will feature a chance for young audience members to walk through the orchestra while it performs, and play along on homemade instruments.
For more information, visit LakePlacidSinfonietta.org, or call 523-2051.