Sep 17  |  Season Opener
Learn More Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa takes the podium once this December to lead The Santa Fe Symphony’s annual afternoon of Christmas favorites. This celebratory performance will feature family-friendly seasonal tunes like Tchaikovsky’s Suite from The Nutcracker, Anderson’s A Christmas Festival, and much more.
Oct 15  |  Dvořák, Haydn, Berlioz & Shostakovich
Learn More Virtuoso violinist Alexi Kenney, recipient of a prestigious 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the 2013 CAG Competition at the age of nineteen, which led to his critically acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall. Kenney joins us for two outstanding performances this season!
Oct 22  |   Concert Recital: Alexi Kenney
Learn More One week after Alexi Kenney performs with the full Symphony Orchestra on October 15, he takes center stage for a very special performance with pianist Renana Gutman at our October 22 Concert Recital.
Nov 18 & 19 | Handel's Messiah
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Dec 10  | Christmas Treasures
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Jan 21  |  Liszt, Grieg & Brahms
learn more Don’t forget to put this date on your new calendar! The Symphony starts off the new year with Liszt’s Les Préludes, the first “symphonic poem” ever to be published under that description, which depicts themes as universal as “love” and “victory.” The programmatic theatricality continues with Grieg’s first Peer Gynt suite, music composed to accompany Ibsen’s masterwork play, combining Norwegian folklore and traditional music with the yearning harmonies of Scandinavian Romanticism. Finally, Brahms’s shortest symphony, his No. 3, encapsulates Brahms’s motto “Free but happy” with an intricately crafted work one critic called Brahms’s “artistically the most nearly perfect” composition.
Feb 11  |  Glinka, Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky
learn more Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa leads The Symphony Orchestra in an epic afternoon of symphonic music including Glinka's exuberant and heroic Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla, Shostakovich's breathtaking Cello Concerto No.1 featuring International Cellist and 2015 TED Senior Joshua Roman, and selections from Tchaikovsky's monumentally romantic Swan Lake.
Feb 16 | Concert Recital: Joshua Roman
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March 18 | Mozart, Rossini & Beethoven
learn more Guest conductor and Grammy-nominated violinist Andrés Cárdenes serenades Santa Fe into spring with Mozart’s melodic and carefree second violin concerto. From Rossini’s La gazza ladra, The Symphony performs the overture so famously (allegedly) composed while the opera’s producer had Rossini locked in a room to aid his concentration. To conclude the performance, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 will fill The Lensic’s hall, a work so elegant and graceful that Berlioz claimed it must be the work of the Archangel Michael rather than any mortal.
April 12 | Concert Recital: Figueroa
learn more Come see The Symphony feature a special, yet familiar, guest when Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa takes the podium with violin in hand. Cordero’s Ínsula Tropical features Figueroa’s talents so well you’d think it was written for him—which, in part, it was! The afternoon begins with a familiar favorite from Mozart, his Symphony No. 36, and concludes (appropriately for the season) with Schumann’s “Spring” Symphony, which the composer said depicts “the world’s turning green.”
April 15 | Mozart, Cordero & Schumann
Learn More Come see The Symphony feature a special, yet familiar, guest when Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa takes the podium with violin in hand. Cordero’s Ínsula Tropical features Figueroa’s talents so well you’d think it was written for him—which, in part, it was!
May 20 & 21 | Barber & Brahms
learn more Hailed as “brilliant” by The New York Times and “an artist to be taken seriously” by The Chicago Tribune, Steinway artist Elizabeth Joy Roe helps us bring our season to a spectacular finale with Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning and magnificent Concerto for Piano—a truly fitting finale to what is sure to be the greatest season ever!