Manuel Ramirez, Nosotros, Baritone Sax

Manuel Ramirez studied with Glenn Kostur, Maynard Ferguson’s right hand man, while a student in UNM’s jazz department. Not long afterwards, he was playing with top level musicians working in every possible genre of music. But his first love is working with Nosotros, performing hot Latin music across the Southwest.

JP Jofre, Bandoneon

Making his Santa Fe Symphony debut Feb. 23, 2025, the critics are gushing over JP Jofre … “Electrifying” … writes the Mercury News. One of the most important Argentinean bandoneonists and composers (CNN), his “compositions are masterly and his quintet is excellent.” (Paquito D’Rivera) JP Jofre has an “understanding and passion that is rooted in the traditional, but he isn’t afraid to push into new territories.” (Josh Groban). In short, his music has depth and yet is still pleasant to listen to (Grammaphone).

Gary Thor Wedow, Conductor

Known for “performances full of fire and magic,” American conductor Gary Thor Wedow has established a reputation for dramatically exciting and historically informed performances with opera companies, orchestras, festivals, and choral organizations throughout North America. Opera News has hailed him for his “hot music making” and “convincingly elegant period style.”

Swan Lake

swan lake October 20 | 4:00 PM—Lensic Guillermo Figueroa, Music Director ON SALE JULY 8 Immerse yourself in an afternoon of magical music from two of the classical music world's most popular composers—Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. The orchestral score for the world famous legendary Swan Lake...

Maire Therese Carmack, Mezzo Soprano

If you saw this former Santa Fe Opera Apprentice sing in Carmen, save the date now. You’re going to want to hear her performance with The Santa Fe Symphony in Faust. But you don’t have to take our word for it. European critics are gushing with praise. “A sonorous mezzo-soprano with a seductive side,” writes klassik begeistert. “Sumptuous, dusky and lush.” says seen and heard international. And Opern & Konzertkritik Berlin? “A beautiful sound filled with charm.”American mezzo-soprano Maire Therese Carmack, Third Prize winner at the 2022 Operalia World Opera Competition, has been praised by Opera News for her “deep mezzo and vibrant metallic timbre” and for “taking focus by her very presence.”Her 2024/25 season includes house debuts …

NOSOTROS

Nosotros is known for its vibrant fusion of rhythms and socially conscious lyrics. Their latest single, “Mentiras,” was released in April 2024, in the wake of a tumultuous political climate and presidential voting year. The song came out just as the first criminal trial of former president Donald Trump was getting underway. The song went viral, gaining enough public attention to guarantee its emergence as a powerful anthem that takes a pointed look at political dishonesty.

Miguel del Águila, Composer | Conga

Three-time Grammy nominated contemporary American composer Miguel del Aguila creates distinctive, innovative modern classical music highly influenced by his Latin American roots. A prominent voice in 20th and 21st-century music, he remains a vital influence in contemporary classical music, with compositions that infuse musical diversity into the modern chamber and orchestral music repertoire. His creative, rhythm-driven works blend tradition and modernity, with dramatic and nostalgic nods to his South American Hispanic heritage. His music enjoys 200+ live performances yearly.

Christopher Humbert, Jr., Bass-Baritone

“The bass-baritone, Christopher Humbert, Jr., was a tall and imposing Lieutenant Zuniga, with a powerful voice that radiated rank and authority.”

Described as beholding a “rich baritone voice,” and a “towering and alluring” stage presence, bass-baritone Christopher Humbert Jr. has proven a favorite with audiences across the United States. Originally from Akron, Ohio, he has appeared in operatic and theatrical productions throughout in his home state, including Opera Columbus, Mid-Ohio Opera, Nightingale Opera Theatre, in which he has been seen in Menotti’s The Consul (Secret Police Agent), Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado (Pooh-Bah), Mendelssohn’s A Little Night Music, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas), Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate (Fred Graham), and Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Alidoro). He has also performed with The Seagle Festival, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Annapolis Opera, Detroit Opera and Palm Beach Opera.

Four Seasons—Executive Chef Andrew Fox

ANDREW FOX | Executive Chef “It feels good to be back working alongside my Four Seasons family to create dishes that give guests and locals a true taste of Santa Fe.” Andrew Fox is a seasoned hospitality professional with more than two decades of experience leading...

Gabriel Martins, Cello

Cellist Gabriel Martins has established himself as one of the world’s most compelling young musicians. His artistry has already been recognized through an extensive list of accolades including the Concert Artists Guild/Young Classical Artists Trust Grand Prize, the Sphinx Competition Gold Medal, the David Popper...

Program Notes—SFS Strata I: Enchanté

KARL EDUARD GOEPFART Born 1859, Monchenholzhausen bei Erfurt Died 1942, Weimar Wind Quartet in D Minor, op. 93 Allegro risoluto Scherzo: Vivace Fuga: Allegro vivace, con brio Almost unknown today, Karl Eduard Geopfart had a remarkable career across his long life. Trained by his father,...