Raise your glass of California bubbly and toast to The Symphony’s 33rd Season at California Dreamin’ on Saturday, April 29, at 6:00 pm at the beautiful Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda & Spa. Experience an incredible selection of world-class California wines, hand-selected for pairing with a decadent four-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Walter Dominguez.
Don’t miss out! This black-tie event will feature entertainment by guitarist Pat Malone, a special performance by The Symphony’s Principal Harpist Anne Eisfeller, and high-end live and silent auctions showcasing musical and epicurean experiences; unique art; antiques; and much more—all in support of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus’s ongoing operations.Tickets are $250 per person; a portion is tax-deductible.
Gather your friends and call 505.983.3530 to reserve a table or individual spot today! RSVP deadline is April 21. Tickets are $250 per person, a portion is tax-deductible.
Upon your arrival to the gala, guitarist Pat Malone will be providing entertainment as you are greeted by Symphony friends, champagne, and passed hors d’oeuvres. Pat performs with professionalism, versatility, and pure energy that captivates and inspires his audiences. He has a devoted following in Chicago, Austin, and Santa Fe, from his live performances, and he is a favorite in the studio. Throughout his career, Malone has played with many outstanding musicians, including Pete Christlieb (Steely Dan, Doc Severenson), Bobby Doyle (Blood, Sweat & Tears–CBS), Bill Ginn (Famous Blue Raincoat Leonard Cohen, Jennifer Warren), Eric Johnson, Lonnie Mack, Kim Stone (Spyra Gyra), Mitch Watkins, Spencer Starnes, Peter Rowan, John Mills, Junior Brown, Mike Turk, Jimmy Carl Black (Frank Zappa Mothers of Invention) and Kirk Waylum.
Accompanying your wine-tasting dinner will be Anne Eisfeller who has been principal harpist for The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus since its first season. A native of Illinois, she began piano lessons at the age of eight, and by the time she was fourteen was studying flute and harp as well. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in harp from Indiana University, where she studied with Peter Eagle and was his teaching assistant. After college she played with the National Symphony of El Salvador, and then moved to New Mexico to join the New Mexico Symphony. She has also performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, Opera Southwest, Four Corners Opera, and the El Paso Symphony. During the summer, Anne plays with the Assisi Festival in Italy and the Oregon Coast and Britt Festivals in Oregon. She is an adjunct faculty member of the University of New Mexico and has a private studio for harp students. Her hobbies are exploring new places, food and wine, and cooking anything chocolate. In her spare time, Anne has rescued more than one hundred feral kittens and placed them in good homes, and plays folk harp at the University Hospital in Albuquerque. A native Midwesterner, she always wanted to live where she could see mountains every day
This year’s gala features an incredible selection of hand-picked California wines specially selected to pair with Chef Walter Dominguez’s amazing four-course menu.
CHABRIER, HAYDN & SCHUMANN
APRIL 23 AT THE LENSIC
Guest Conductor Robert Tweten will lead The Symphony Orchestra in this program dreaming of springtimes to come. The afternoon’s overture will be Chabrier’s Suite Pastorale, a set of four themed works drawn from his piano repertoire and orchestrated to paint a picture of the idyllic French countryside. The Symphony’s Principal Horn Nathan Ukens will show his soloistic talents in Haydn’s first Horn Concerto. The grand finale, Schumann’s Symphony No. 2, is a pillar of the Romantic literature whose optimism is all the more inspiring given the health challenges faced by its author during its composition.
MAY 20 & 21 AT THE LENSIC
Join us for a bombastic set of works featuring the full Orchestra, led by Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa. Enjoy Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna for chorus and chamber orchestra, Mendelssohn’s complex setting of Psalm 114, “Da Israel aus Ägypten zog,” for double chorus and orchestra, and eethoven’s Fifth Symphony, likely the very best loved work by that perpetually astounding composer.
IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY
MAY 31—AT THE CATHEDRAL BASILICA
OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Join us as we salute those who served with a program of patriotic favorites featuring The Symphony Brass and The Symphony Chorus, directed by Dr. Linda Raney. No tickets are required for this pay-what-you-wish concert.