Welcome to our 40th Anniversary Season

2023–2024

Celebrating 40 years of bringing great music to life!

This season, we mark 40 years of live classical music, 40 years of star power onstage, and 40 years of caring for our musicians and our community. This is no small feat. But thanks to our loyal supporters, we are about to kick off yet another year of great music with our world-class orchestral musicians and a season to remember—our celebratory 40th Anniversary Season.

Oceana

Sunday, April 21—4:00 PM

Gabriel Martins, Cello

THE LENSIC

In Celebration of Earth Day, Oceana presents Native American composer Jerod Tate’s Chokfi’ (Rabbit)—Sarcasm for String Orchestra and Percussion, Handel’s Water Music, and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, introducing cellist Gabriel Martins, 2020 Sphinx Competition First Prize winner. Rounding out the program is Stella Sung’s Oceana featuring compelling multimedia visuals by filmmaker Annie Crowley.

SFS Strata II: Amor!

Thursday, May 16—7:00 PM

Ana Maria Martinez, Soprano

NMMOA

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime SFS Strata chamber concert during our final weekend of the 40th Anniversary Season! Presenting GRAMMY® Award-winners Ana María Martínez—one of the foremost sopranos of her time—and pianist Craig Terry, along with Music Director Guillermo Figueroa on violin and The Santa Fe Symphony String Quartet, Amor! is not to be missed.

PROGRAM
HÉCTOR CAMPOS-PARSI
Canciones de cielo y agua

MANUEL DE FALLA
Siete canciones populares españolas

JOACQUĺN TURINA
Poema en forma de canciones, op.19

CARLOS GARDEL
El día que me quieras

ERNESTO LECUONA Y CASADO
Maria la O

MONSITA FERRAR
Amanecer

RAFAEL HERNÁNDEZ MARÍN
Preciosa

MANUEL PONCE
Estrellita

RAFAEL HERNÁNDEZ MARÍN
Cumbanchero

Program details subject to change.

Beethoven's Ninth

Sunday, May 19—4:00 PM

Ana Maria Martinez, Soprano

THE LENSIC

HECTOR BERLIOZ
Nuits d’été, op.7
Ana María Martínez, Soprano

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, op.125

The Symphony Chorus

Teresa Perrotta, Soprano
Katherine DeYoung, Mezzo-Soprano Anthony Leon, Tenor
Griffen Hogan Tracy, Bass

We Remember

Tuesday, May 21—7:00 PM

The Symphony Chorus & Chamber Ensemble

CATHEDRAL BASILICA

Join us as we salute those who served and their families, in honor of Memorial Day, with an inspirational and uplifting program featuring beloved choral favorites such as Stephen Paulus’ Prayers and Remembrances, and more.

Studio 84—Annual Gala

Saturday, June 1—6:00 PM

Special Guests Vanilla Pop

FOUR SEASONS

Get ready to “Strike a Pose” at Studio 84—The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus’ 40th Anniversary Gala! “Let’s party like it’s 1984” at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado. Experience 8o’s favorites by harpist Anne Eisfeller during cocktail hour with Purple Rain and Kamikazi cocktails, premium wines, Champagne; a special “Hungry Like the Wolf” gourmet dinner, entertainment by The Santa Fe Symphony Brass, and spectacular live and silent auctions.