The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is bringing back the Residence of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, making it the first series of live performances since 2020 for SPAC.
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is located in Saratoga Springs and has been in existence for over 50 years. Their first summer season hosted 21 shows over a four-week period. The center has had performances by unclassical musicians over time, including Harry belafonte in 1967 and a record breaking Grateful Dead performance in 1983. In 2014, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center became PSPC’s third resident company.
the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society developed when the president of Lincoln Center at the time, Guillaume Schuman, wanted an organization dedicated to chamber music. It officially started in 1969 in Alice Tully Hall. CMS has launched educational and development programs for young musicians. There are approximately 70 performances that take place outside of New York City and the country per season. They are part of several residences and even have their own label.
The Chamber Music Society residence at SPAC returns this year after the cancellation of the 2020 season due to COVID-19. This season runs from June 13 to August 29 with compositions from Beethoven’s string quartets and Schumann’s piano quartet in E flat major. The American premiere of Twelve Blocks by the pianist Michael brown is also part of the agenda. The artistic co-directors David Finckel and Wu Han come back with the Calidore String Quartet The beginnings of SPAC.
The series takes place at Pitney Meadows Community Farm which has a large outdoor area for events. It will have a maximum capacity of 200 per performance and each performance lasts 75 minutes without intermission. Socially distant pods for two are provided to ticket buyers from the price of $ 100 to $ 120. Membership tickets to the six shows will be available April 1 for PHAC members and April 6 for the general public. Single tickets are available April 12 for PHAC members and April 16 for the general public and will not be available at the door. Tickets can be purchased on the PSPCs website as well as additional information regarding COVID-19 protocols.
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