In celebration of our thirty-fifth anniversary season, in 2018-2019 we present nine thrilling programsat The Lensic featuring the phenomenal talent of our Symphony musicians, outstanding gold medalists, and renowned guest soloists.
We will also continue our ever-popular Concert Recital series, an opportunity to watch world-famous artists in stunning solo performances, this year taking place at St. Francis Auditorium. More information on recitals coming soon!
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Season Opener | 9.16.18
The Symphony’s 35th Anniversary Season kicks off with a powerful performance of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto featuring two world-renowned violinists. Praised by The Baltimore Sun for her “impeccable technique, deeply expressive phrasing, and poetic weight,” Sirena Huang is one of her generation’s most celebrated violinists and will be accompanied by Elmar Oliveira, the first violinist to ever receive the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. To follow, Barber's Violin Concerto, op.14, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique.”
Música Hispana | 11.14.18
GRAMMY winner Nestor Torres joins us for a journey through the rhythms of Spain to the melodies of Argentina. Performing Ginastera’s Variacones concertantes, op. 23, a metamorphose, concerto-like composition with an Argentinian accent, and featuring Mariano Morales’s Concerto for Flute, a New Mexico premiere showcasing the flute in a mixture of Western European Music traditions with tropical rhythms and Jazz harmonies—the perfect fit for Nestor Torres’s eclectic virtuosity and sensibility.
Handel's Messiah | 11.17.18 & 11.18.18
Don’t miss our acclaimed annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, featuring the full Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus led by Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa. Included in the lineup this year, are guest soloists Hailey Clark, soprano; Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano; John Tiranno, tenor; and Joseph Beutel, bass-baritone. First performed in 1742, this musical masterpiece by George Frideric Handel has become one of the world’s most beloved musical works and a musicale rite of the holiday season.
Christmas Treasures | 12.09.18
Don't miss our annual Christmas Pops concert at The Lensic, led by Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa, and featuring a special side-by-side performance with The Santa Fe Youth Symphony!
Christmas Eve Concert | 12.24.18
The Symphony hallmarks the holiday season with a Christmas Eve Concert led by Maestro Figueroa and featuring the return of the dynamic Anderson & Roe Piano Duo. Celebrate the afternoon with another adrenalized world-class performance featuring the four talented hands of Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson.
Adolphe, Williams & Mahler | 2.17.19
The Symphony’s concertmaster, David Felberg, takes the stage with violin in hand to perform the extremely passionate and lyrical retelling of Adolphe’s “Joachim Prinz,” followed by the beloved theme from Adam’s Schindler’s List, and the luminous soprano voice of Mary Wilson singing Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.
Mozart, Adams & Dvořák | 3.17.19
The Symphony calls forth the spring with three masters of music with The Chairman Dances, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 featuring acclaimed 24 year-old American pianist and winner of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Drew Petersen, and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 in d-minor, Op. 70, what many consider to be the pinnacle of his achievement as a composer.
Brahms Requiem | 4.14.19
Brahms was only in his 30’s when he wrote Ein deutsches Requiem, “A German Requiem,” which has been described as the most comforting, humane requiem ever written. Inspired by the death of his mother, this choral masterwork will be brought to life by renowned Guest Conductor Dante Anzolini, the full Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, and the Eastern New Mexico Chamber under the direction of Jason Paulk. Join us as we present this extraordinarily rich body of work live on The Lensic stage.
Berlioz Festival | 5.19.19 & 5.20.19
This afternoon of great music begins when Maestro Figueroa hands over the baton to Concertmaster David Felberg and takes up his “Figueroa Strad” to perform Berlioz’s masterful Rêverie et Caprice, op.8, for Violin and Orchestra. Then, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Robinson, praised for her “darkly pretty voice,” joins us for a performance of Berlioz’s lush and dramatic La mort de Cléopâtr And finlly, Berlioz’s most celebrated work, Symphonie fantastique.
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