SPAC Announces New Year-Round Residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

CMS slated to perform on October 15, March 18, and May 13 in the Spa Little Theatre

Sebastian Manz, Tristan Cook. CMS File Photos provided by SPAC

 Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces a new year-round residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) beginning in the fall of 2022. In celebration of the residency’s upcoming 10th anniversary in 2023, the announcement affirms SPAC’s commitment to the Chamber Music Society and is also part of SPAC’s mission to present year-round programming that extends beyond the traditional summer months. Returning to its home in the Spa Little Theatre for the first time since 2019, CMS is slated to perform on October 15, March 18, and May 13. The 2023 summer performances will be announced at a later date. Visit for details and tickets.

“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 Saratoga Performing Arts Center. “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.”     

“We could not be more thrilled to continue building the SPAC chamber music community through this new year-round series. With a mutual commitment to artistic excellence, SPAC and CMS are ideal partners who are working to bring great music to a growing audience. CMS looks forward to presenting its signature programming for this new venture, which will include masterworks and discoveries, diverse instrumental ensembles, and of course, the world’s finest chamber musicians of a wide range of nationalities and generations,” says Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han.

The programming is as follows:

Monday, October 15, 2022








Bach Concerto in D minor for Keyboard, Strings, and Continuo, BWV 1052 (1734)

Schubert Rondo in A major for Violin and String Quartet, D. 438 (1816)

Handel/Halvorsen Passacaglia in G minor for Violin and Viola (1894)

Mendelssohn Double Concerto in D minor for Violin, Piano, and Strings (1823)

Saturday, March 18, 2023






Copland El Salón México for Piano and Percussion (arr. Bernstein) (1932-36, arr. 1941)

Bernstein Three Meditations from Mass for Cello, Piano, and Percussion (1971, arr. 1977)

Ginastera “Chacarera” from Cinco canciones populares argentinas for Voice and Piano, Op. 10 (1943)

Chávez “North Carolina Blues” for Voice and Piano (1942)

Ginastera “Gato” from Cinco canciones populares argentinas for Voice and Piano, Op. 10 (1943)

Ponce “Estrellita” for Voice and Piano (1912)

Bernstein “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story for Voice and Piano (1957)

Bernstein  “Somewhere” from West Side Story for Voice and Piano (1957)

Golijov Mariel for Cello and Marimba (1999)

Villa-Lobos “A maré encheu” from Guia prático for Piano (1932)

Villa-Lobos “O polichinelo” from Prole do bebê for Piano (1918)

Ginastera Pampeana No. 2, Rhapsody for Cello and Piano, Op. 21 (1950)

León “Oh Yemanja” from Scourge of Hyacinths for Soprano, Cello, and Piano (1994)

Gershwin Cuban Overture for Piano, Four Hands, and Percussion (1932)

Saturday, May 13, 2023

WU HAN, Piano



Beethoven Sonata in F major for Violin and Piano, Op. 24, “Spring” (1800-01)

Beethoven Trio in G major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 1, No. 2 (1791-93, rev. 1794)

Dvořák Trio in E minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 90, “Dumky” (1890-91)

To purchase tickets:

Subscriptions to all three programs are available to purchase now for SPAC members at . Member presales are tiered by level, and members will receive their presale start time via email. Subscriptions will be available to the general public beginning August 31 at 10 a.m. Single tickets will be available to purchase on September 8 at 10 a.m.

Visit for additional details.

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