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SPAC announces year-round residency of Chamber Music Society

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will be returning to its home in the Spa Little Theatre, seen here. (spac.org)
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The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will be returning to its home in the Spa Little Theatre, seen here. (spac.org)

SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Performing Arts Center will host the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) in a year-round residency, the arts center announced on Thursday.

CMS has had a seasonal residency at SPAC for the last nine years. The extension of its residency is part of SPAC’s mission to present year-round programming.

Returning to its home in the Spa Little Theatre for the first time since 2019, CMS is slated to perform on Oct. 15, March 18, and May 13. The 2023 summer performances will be announced at a later date.

“Bringing our beloved Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to SPAC for a year-round residency is truly a historic moment for our continuing expansion of year-round programming,” says Elizabeth Sobol, president and CEO of SPAC. “While CMS may have just taken their final bow for the summer, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the residency’s upcoming SPAC 10th anniversary in 2023 than by extending the scope of what they do in Saratoga.”

Subscriptions to all three programs will be available to purchase at spac.org beginning at 10 a.m. Friday for SPAC members. Member presales are tiered by level, and members will receive their presale start time via email. Subscriptions will be available to the general public starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. Single tickets will be available to purchase at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sep. 8.

Here’s a look at the programming that’s been announced so far:

Monday, Oct. 15
The performance will feature Michael Stephen Brown on piano, Kristin Lee on violin, Richard Lin on violin, James Thompson on violin, Matthew Lipman on viola, Mihai Marica on cello and Joesph Conyers on double bass.

The program will include Bach’s Concerto in D minor, Schubert’s Rondo in A major, Handel/Halvorsen’s Passacaglia in G minor and Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto in D minor.

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2023
The performance is set to feature soprano Jessive Rivera, Michael Stephen Brown on piano, Gilles Vonsattel on piano, Nicholas Canellakis on cello and Ian David Rosenbaum on percussion.

The packed program will include several works from Bernstein, Copland’s El Salón México, Ginastera’s “Chacarera” from Cinco canciones populares argentinas for Voice and Piano, and Ginastera’s “Gato” from Cinco canciones populares argentinas for Voice and Piano, among other pieces.

Saturday, May 13, 2023
The performance will feature Wu Han on piano, Arnaud Sussmann on violin and David Finkel on cello. They’ll perform Beethoven’s Sonata in F major for Violin and Piano, as well as his Trio in G major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, and Dvořák’s Trio in E minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello.

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