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American Panorama

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

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Thirteen musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center perform a program of American-inspired music, that culminates with Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

The United States of America maintains its identity as a kaleidoscope of cultures, with just about everyone and everything we know having roots elsewhere. CMS’s American Panorama program illustrates this phenomenon in music unmistakably American in spirit yet diverse in dialect, each composer having drawn from distinct sources: Harry T. Burleigh from his African-American heritage; Antonín Dvořák from his exposure to Native-American and African-American music combined with his innate Czech sensibility; Arthur Foote, a leading 19th-century composer who, as a member of the Boston Six, forged a uniquely American sound clothed in European traditions; and Aaron Copland, whose intensive studies in Paris afforded him the technique to express the flavor of America as no other.

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Southland Sketches for Violin and Piano (1916)


Adagio ma non troppo

Allegretto grazioso



Quintet in E-flat major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 97, “American” (1893)

Allegro non tanto

Allegro vivo


Finale: Allegro giusto


Nocturne and Scherzo for Flute and String Quartet (1918)

Nocturno (“Night Music”)

Appalachian Spring Suite for Ensemble (1944)


WU HAN, piano



SEAN LEE, violin

DANBI UM, violin





ANTHONY MANZO, double bass




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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.

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