SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
- New York
Founded in 1965, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) exists to present vibrant and diverse artistic performances that engage and enrich the community. As the cultural center of upstate New York, SPAC fulfills this mission by presenting world-class chamber music, jazz, rock and pop concerts, and opera experiences by new and emerging artists, in addition to the work of its renowned residency companies.
Building upon a half century legacy, SPAC is entering a new era of expanded cultural programming under the leadership of President & CEO Elizabeth Sobol. SPAC is focusing on three pillars of interconnected programming: FLAGSHIP RESIDENCIES with New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, to honor the traditions of its founding; PARTNERSHIPS AND NEW WORKS, to leverage the regional, national, and international profile of SPAC and introduce new artists to the region; and ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION, to promote access and participation with world-class art to develop life-long art appreciators across socio-economic, education, and regional boundaries.