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Avi Avital & Hanzhi Wang

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GRAMMY-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital, will make his SPAC debut alongside star accordionist Hanzhi Wang, in a truly unique program that will showcase each artist’s incredible virtuosity. Avital is the first mandolin soloist ever nominated for a GRAMMY and has been heralded by The New York Times for his electrifying performances. Wang is a rising talent in the classical world, recently winning a roster spot with Young Concert Artists (YCA), the first accordionist ever to do so. This program will be an incredible mix of repertoire from around the world, showcasing two unique instruments by two of the best artists to play them.

Tickets cost $30-$55 and are on sale now.

Plus, build your own multi-program package for Spa Little Theater events (excluding Sounds of the Season) to enjoy:

20% off tickets to 5 or more programs (25% off for members)

15% off tickets to 3 programs (20% off for members)

Avi Avital, Mandolin

The first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy, Avi Avital has appeared several times at Carnegie Hall, and recently with many of the major orchestras throughout North America, including with the Symphony orchestras of Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, San Diego, St Louis, Montreal Symphony, Baltimore, Detroit, and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has been compared to Andres Segovia for his championship of his instrument and to Jascha Heifetz for his incredible virtuosity. Passionate and “explosively charismatic” (New York Times) in live performance, he is the driving force behind the reinvigoration of the mandolin: For more than two decades he has reshaped the history and the future of his instrument, playing it in the most prestigious halls all over the world. In addition, Avi Avital has expanded the mandolin repertoire not only with transcriptions of various pieces, but by commissioning over 100 works for the mandolin including concertos for mandolin and orchestra by Jennifer Higdon, Anna Clyne, Avner Dorman and Giovanni Sollima.

Hanzhi Wang, Accordion

Praised for her captivating stage presence and performances that are technically and musically masterful, the ground breaking musician Hanzhi Wang is the first accordionist to win a place on the roster of Young Concert Artists in its 58-year history. She debuted in New York in The Peter Marino Concert at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and in Washington, DC, opening the 40th Anniversary YCA Series at the Kennedy Center, co-presented with Washington Performing Arts. She has been named Musical America’s “New Artist of the Month” and featured on WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase. Her solo accordion CD,”On the Path to H.C. Andersen” was Naxos’ first-ever solo accordion album and received critical acclaim including a nomination for the DR P2 Prize.

The Spa Little Theater Fall 2023 season is made possible by the generous support of Deborah and Dexter Senft.

Spa Little Theater House Rules

Please Note:

  • Box Office/Will Call is located inside the front doors to the right.  
  • No food permitted inside the theater. Beverages are allowed – no glass.  
  • No filming or photography allowed, unless otherwise noted by a specific artist or performance.  
  • Masks are not required (but encouraged) for performances in the Spa Little Theater. Guests will not be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend events in the Spa Little Theater.  
  • Late seating is allowed between pieces only. Ushers will stop patrons at the doors to theater until the piece is complete. 


Q: What are the accessibility features of the venue?​

The Spa Little Theater is accessible for those with disabilities. There is a drop off out front with a ramp for wheelchair-users. Inside, there is dedicated ADA seating, however, the balcony is not accessible via ramp or elevator and therefore is not available for those who require ADA seating. Folding chairs can be provided for companions to sit with guests in the wheelchair-accessible seats. Both restrooms are wheelchair-accessible and have wheelchair-accessible stalls.  

Q: What pertinent COVID-19 information is there? (Masks, HVAC system, etc.)

The Spa Little Theater has an updated HVAC system which now uses the NYS-recommended MERV-13 filters to help sanitize the air in the space. Masks are not currently required for performances in the Spa Little Theater, but please check individual event pages for the most up-to-date information regarding mask protocols. Guests will not be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend events in the Spa Little Theater.

Q: Parking – what are the parking options for the venue, and where is the accessible parking?

Free parking is available onsite in the Admin lot across from the Spa Little Theater and is a short walking distance to the venue. For ease of mobility, a drop off option directly in front of the Spa Little Theater is offered. Additionally, courtesy golf cart for transportation is available for guests parking in the Victoria Pool lot.

You can also use our interactive map by clicking here.

Q: What are the available restroom options?

There are men’s and women’s restrooms which are both wheelchair-accessible with wheelchair-accessible stalls.

All house rules are subject to change. By entering the Spa Little Theater, guests agree to abide by the rules listed above. Management reserves the right to modify these rules or can request to see the contents of any belongings brought on property at their discretion. We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining the utmost levels of safety and convenience for our guests and staff.

Group Sales

Experience SPAC together! From groups of friends and family to corporate outings, senior centers, summer camps, and arts schools, we can curate a special experience for your group of 10 or more. We offer discounts, flexible options and can work with your group leader to tailor your needs for a memorable day.

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