HSBC Bank Named Title Sponsor for Saratoga Performing Arts Center's 2010 Classical Season

Jan 17, 2010, 09:00 ET from Saratoga Performing Arts Center

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saratoga Performing Arts Center has announced that HSBC Bank USA, N.A. ("HSBC") will be the exclusive Title Sponsor for its 2010 classical season. The sponsorship by HSBC is anticipated to be the company's largest U.S. sponsorship commitment in 2010 within the arts and culture arena. 

"This sponsorship represents an opportunity for HSBC to expand its commitment to the Capital Region and to celebrate the classical season and artistic excellence of SPAC with our customers, employees and the rest of the community," said Andrew Ireland, Executive Vice President and Regional President for Upstate Retail Banking for HSBC Bank USA, N.A. "As 'The world's local bank,' we are proud to sponsor such a world-class organization, bringing to the community New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, renowned soloists like Yo-Yo Ma and Sarah Chang and more."

"We are thrilled to welcome HSBC as the Title Sponsor for our 2010 Classical Season. Their partnership recognizes SPAC as the premier performing arts center in the Northeast and builds on the company's commitment to the Capital Region community. HSBC clearly understands the rich dynamic that exists between this region's arts community, its economy and its quality of life," said Marcia J. White, SPAC's President & Executive Director.

 "It has been very exciting for New York City Ballet to be part of a summer arts festival that has experienced such growth and success in recent years. World-class programming, unique promotions and SPAC's beautiful surroundings have made it a venue that everyone wants to visit. I'd like to welcome HSBC as SPAC's Title Sponsor and extend my appreciation for its vital support of our summer home," said Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief, New York City Ballet.

"I applaud HSBC for its Title Sponsorship of SPAC's Classical Season and for recognizing the value in such a partnership. The artists and audiences who visit Saratoga Performing Arts Center will benefit tremendously from HSBC's commitment, which will support new innovations and exciting programming," said Charles Dutoit, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra's Saratoga Season. 

Programming for The HSBC Classical Season at Saratoga Performing Arts Center will be announced in the coming weeks. Updates will be available at

SOURCE Saratoga Performing Arts Center