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 Kenney, Violin
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
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.
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.