Laura Steiner, Violin II

Laura Steiner, violinist and violist, is a member of the New Mexico Philharmonic and The Santa Fe Symphony. She also performs regularly with Chatter, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and other New Mexican performing arts organizations. Laura has performed solo works with the New Mexico Philharmonic,…

Pat Malone, Mentor & Guitarist

Pat Malone performs with professionalism, versatility and pure energy that captivates and inspires his audiences. Pat has a devoted following in Chicago, Austin and Santa Fe from his live performances, and is a favorite in the studio. Throughout his career, Malone has played with many outstanding…

Amanda Talley, Oboe

Amanda Talley is the second oboist and associate English horn of the New Mexico Philharmonic. In addition to The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and  NM Phil, she performs with Opera Southwest as principal oboe, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and the Santa Fe Opera. Amanda has…

Darren Drone, Baritone

Described as having “a gorgeously warm tone and deep resonance” (Opera News), Baritone Darren Drone is quickly making a name for himself in the opera world as an exciting up and comer. During the 2021-2022 season, Mr. Drone joins the Metropolitan Opera roster as a…

Andrew Turner, Tenor

Andrew Turner finished his 2021-2022 Season with Pittsburgh Opera as a Resident Artist. His roles included First Priest/ First Armored Man in The Magic Flute, The Beloved/Horus in The Rose Elf, Policeman/Ambrose Raines in the world premiere of In a Grove, Remendado in Carmen and…

Kathleen Felty, Mezzo-Soprano

Praised for her “powerful, rich, nuanced” voice and “emotionally moving” performances, Kathleen Felty is a recent alumna of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center.  Felty received attention from the Chicago Tribune for her “clarion tone” and “compelling acting” in her mainstage debut as…

Amber Norelai, Soprano

The young coloratura soprano with dual citizenship to both the USA and Venezuela is quickly establishing herself as a rising star on the operatic stage.  Amber Norelai has performed in numerous concerts in the United States, Germany and Austria. She recently performed the soprano solo…

Kathleen Echols-Crumbacher, Soprano

Kathleen Echols-Crumbacher graduated summa cum laude from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. As a soprano in the several choirs of the college, she sang at Carnegie Hall and Avery-Fischer Hall under the batons of John…

Caleb Heaton, Baritone

Caleb Heaton teaches choir at Santa Fe High School and is the team leader of the choral program in the Santa Fe Public Schools. He has a Bachelor of Music from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. At Concordia College, he toured Germany and the Southwestern…

Richard Schacht, Bass

Richard Schacht joined the SFSC in the fall of 2017, upon relocating full-time to Santa Fe from Urbana, Illinois, where he had a career-long appointment at the University of Illinois as Professor of Philosophy.  He received his BA from Harvard (where he sang in its…

Laura Dwyer, Flute

Laura Dwyer served as the Principal Flute of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra for seven seasons. She has been a member of The Santa Fe Symphony since 2000 and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra since 2008. Laura performs regularly with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, The Palm…

Luke Gullickson, Piano

“Pianist and composer Luke Gullickson is part of a new breed of new-music figures who make the boundaries between once-disparate stylistic approaches as porous as they want. Not only does he ignore the traditional wall between serious composer and performer, his wide-open ears allow all…

Program Notes—Rite this Way!

IAN CLARKE Born 1964, Broadstairs, England Hypnosis Along with maya, Sunstreams and Sunday Morning, Hypnosis lies in the category of pieces that are re-workings of tracks originally co-written by Ian with David Hicks and Simon Painter, when they worked together both in the studio and as a…

2022 Messiah Soloists

Devon Guthrie, Soprano Grammy®-nominated American soprano Devon Guthrie made an acclaimed debut as Susanna in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro at English National Opera when she was still a student at the Juilliard School. Guthrie has won several awards and prizes in...
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