Event Description

The Symphony welcomes virtuosic violinist Alexi Kenney to The Lensic’s stage once more. Showing his incredible technical range, Kenney will perform not only Haydn’s heroic Violin Concerto in C Major but also Dvorák’s Romance in F Minor, a brief work that ranges from delicate to passionate. Also in F minor, Shostakovich’s First Symphony remains witty and fresh to this day, despite the composer’s youth at its completion. Rounding out the performance will be Berlioz’s swashbuckling concert overture Le Corsaire.

One week later, Alexi Kenney takes center stage for a special performance with piano accompaniment by Renana Gutman at our first Concert Recital of the new year taking place on Sunday, October 22, at 4:00 pm. Learn more!


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Alexi Kenney Winner of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant

The recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Alexi Kenney has been praised by the New York Times for “immediately drawing listeners in with his beautifully phrased and delicate playing.” His win at the 2013 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition at the age of nineteen led to a critically acclaimed debut recital at Carnegie Weill Hall. Read more…

Guillermo Figueroa Principal Conductor

As newly appointed Principal Conductor for The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Guillermo Figueroa will lead the orchestra into an exciting new year of thrilling performances in 2017–2018.  Learn more …

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Principal Conductor

Guillermo Figueroa

Meet The Composers

Concert Recital

One week after Alexi Kenney performs with the full Symphony Orchestra on October 15, don’t miss Alexi as he takes center stage for a very special performance with piano accompaniment by Renana Gutman. Learn more!

Concert Recital: Alexi Kenney

This October, Avery Fisher Career Grant–winning violinist Alexi Kenney returns to The Lensic for this season’s first concert recital. His selections range from the long-beloved E Major Partita by Bach—a technical showstopper for solo violin—to rarer works like Crumb’s Four Nocturnes, a delicate and birdlike meditation, featuring the subtle integration of many of Crumb’s inspired extended techniques, like having the soloist tap the violin as a percussive element. Kenney’s program also features more traditionally emotive works: Schubert’s Fantasy in C Major sets one of the composer’s most romantic art songs for solo violin and piano.