SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced Dec. 9 that it has once again partnered with Pitney Meadows Community Farm to bring back the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for its annual Saratoga Springs residency in 2022.
Slated for Sunday, June 12, through Sunday, Aug. 21, the popular “CMS at the Meadows” series will return for six programs and twelve performances in Pitney Meadows Community Farm’s beautiful, open-air High Tunnel greenhouse.
“One of the highlights of this past summer’s programming was the glorious confluence of stunning music-making in a magnificent natural setting as CMS took the stage in the High Tunnel at Pitney Farm. Thanks to our partners at The Farm, we are excited to be going back there for the summer 2022 season,” SPAC President and CEO Elizabeth Sobol said, in a prepared statement.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s 2022 season at SPAC (June 12- Aug. 21) will feature masterpieces from Beethoven’s “Archduke” Trio to Dvořák’s “American” Quintet, to lesser known gems of the chamber repertoire by an international cast of composers such as Reicha, Schoenfield, Poulenc, and Dohnányi. In addition, a special Juneteenth concert will feature SPAC debuts by BIPOC composers Jessie Montgomery, Florence Price, and William Grant Still.
Artists appearing include Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, and the acclaimed Escher String Quartet.
Subscriptions to all six programs, at either 3 p.m. or 7 p.m., will be available to purchase at spac.org beginning on Dec. 10 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 beginning December 17. Subscription packages will be $300-$360 depending on seating location. Single performance tickets will be available to purchase in early March, and will be $55-$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. Performances will all be 90 minutes long with no intermission. Visit spac.org for additional show details.