A recent announcement by SPAC suggests that the rising costs of the New York City Ballet may put the ballet’s annual presence at the venue at risk. This has caused some consternation among fans of City Ballet, considering the ballet’s summer residency at SPAC is often cited as one of the reasons why taxpayers helped foot the bill for the creation of SPAC in 1966.
Times change, and SPAC has been changing its offerings — in addition to the ballet, SPAC presents the Philadelphia Orchestra, Jazz Fest, Chamber Music Festival, modern dance (this year it is Bill T. Jones), Saratoga Opera, Wine and Dine festival, and even a 5K run (which is this Sunday) that features Capital Region bands playing along the route — to meet changing tastes. The SPAC box office, by the way, opens for the season today.
For an upcoming column, I’m wondering what attracts you to SPAC. Use the poll tool below to check off the things that have brought you to SPAC in the past. You can check as many as you’d like. Use the comments section below for any comments. The results and comments may be used in a column slated to run May 20.