SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is once again partnering with Pitney Meadows Community Farm to bring the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center back for its annual Saratoga Springs residency in 2022.
Scheduled for Sunday, June 12 through Sunday, August 21, the popular CMS at the Meadows series will return for six programs and 12 performances in the High Tunnel outdoor greenhouse at Pitney Meadows Community Farm.
“One of the highlights of last summer’s lineup was the glorious confluence of breathtaking musical creation in a beautiful natural setting as CMS took the stage in the High Tunnel at Pitney Farm,” said Elizabeth Sobol. , president and CEO of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. , in a press release. “Thanks to our partners at The Farm, we are delighted to be returning for the summer 2022 season.”
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s 2022 season at SPAC will feature masterpieces from Beethoven’s “Archduke” Trio to Dvořák’s “American” Quintet, to lesser-known gems from a cast’s chamber repertoire. international community of composers such as Reicha, Schoenfield, Poulenc, and Dohnanyi.
Additionally, a special Juneteenth concert will feature SPAC debuts from BIPOC composers Jessie Montgomery, Florence Price and William Grant Still.
Artists appearing this summer include Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center co-artistic directors David Finckel and Wu Han, as well as the acclaimed Escher String Quartet.
“We are thrilled to continue our new format of Sunday concerts throughout June, July and August, giving audiences the opportunity to hear fantastic chamber music all summer long,” Finckel and Wu Han in the statement. “We will be bringing a wide range of virtuoso performers, both returning artists to SPAC and those joining us for the first time, including German clarinetist Sebastian Manz, Italian clarinetist Tommaso Lonquich, Brazilian oboist Hugo Souza, Taiwanese-American violist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu and American horn players David Byrd-Marrow and Kevin Rivard It’s going to be an exciting summer, and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it.
Pitney Meadows Community Farm executive director Lynn Trizna is also excited about the series. “Pitney Meadows Community Farm is honored to once again share our educational and edible landscape with our community and such talented artists from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center through our partnership with SPAC,” she said in the release. “Guests have the unique opportunity to listen to glorious music while watching our mission in action as it unfolds in our farm fields, gardens and pathways.”
Subscriptions to all six programs, at 3 p.m. or 7 p.m., are available for purchase on spac.org starting December 10 for SPAC members. Member presales are staggered by tier and members will be emailed their presale start time.
Subscriptions will be available to the general public from December 17. Subscription packages will be $300 to $360 depending on seat location.
Single performance tickets will be available for purchase in early March and will cost between $55 and $65 each.
The series will take place rain or shine at Pitney Meadows Community Farm, under the High Tunnel Greenhouse, a large outdoor event space. The performances will all last 90 minutes without intermission.
More information about CMS at the Meadows is available online at spac.org.