American Classics

Sunday, February 18, 2024
4:00 PM—The Lensic

Recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and an Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Alexi Kenney was named “a talent to watch” by The New York Times. He has earned widespread acclaim across the globe and returns to Santa Fe in February 2024 performing Barber’s Violin Concerto for “American Classics.” Also on the program are works by Bernstein, Copland, and Gala Flagello. Presented as part of the Art + Sol Santa Fe Winter Arts Festival.


Vitality for Orchestra

Violin Concerto, op.14

Presto in moto perpetuo

Alexi KenneyViolin

Chichester Psalms

Psalm 108 (verse 2) and Psalm 100 (complete)
Psalm 23 (complete) and Psalm 2 (Verses 1-4)
Psalm 131 (complete) and Psalm 133 (Verse 1)

The Symphony Chorus

“Four Dance Episodes” from Rodeo

Buckaroo Holiday: Allegro con spirit
Corral Nocturne: Moderato
Saturday Night Waltz: Slow Waltz
Hoe-Down: Allegro

Tickets start as low as $25. Half-priced tickets for children 6 to 14 years of age can also be purchased by phone. Join us for a FREE 30-minute preview talk about the performance presented from The Lensic stage by Maestro Guillermo Figueroa at 3 PM.


The Lensic
211 W San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Guillermo Figueroa_2023

Guillermo Figueroa, Music Director

One of the most versatile and respected musical artists of his generation—renowned as conductor, violinist, violist, and concertmaster—Guillermo Figueroa is the Principal Conductor of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. He also serves as the Music Director of the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado, Music Director of the Lynn Philharmonia in Florida, and is the founder of the highly acclaimed Figueroa Music and Arts Project in Albuquerque.


Alexi Kenney, Violin

Violinist Alexi Kenney is forging a career that defies categorization, following his interests, intuition and heart. He is equally at home creating experimental programs and commissioning new works, soloing with major orchestras around the world, and collaborating with some of the most celebrated musicians of our time. Kenney has received a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2020 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.