Tag: Leigh McConchie

The Sembrich Celebrates its Centennial Season

Exactly 100 years ago this year, internationally renowned Polish soprano Marcella Sembrich (1858-1935) opened a teaching studio in a Spanish revival building on a 55-acre estate on the shores of Lake George. A former member of the Juilliard Graduate School and Curtis Institute of Music faculties, Sembrich had performed in the Metropolitan Opera’s first season in 1883, and in 1925 began welcoming students to...

Greg Montgomery’s 2024 Poster-Palooza

Greg Montgomery admits he was in the dark when the whole Belmont-coming-to-Saratoga thing was announced. “Someone said, ‘Aren’t you doing something for the Belmont?’” the graphic illustrator remembers. “And I said, ‘I’m sorry, I’ve been sick or something. Tell me what you’re talking about.’ And they said, ‘The Triple Crown is coming to Saratoga. It’s only the most important thing that ever happened!’” Nearly 40...

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