Program Notes | Beethoven’s Harp

Fantaisie in A Major for Violin and Harp, op.124 CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Born 1835, Paris Died 1921, Algiers Saint-Saëns’ most popular works―the “Organ” Symphony, the concertos for piano and for violin, and Danse macabre―employ a heavy, almost Germanic, sound, but as the composer grew older his…

Gary Wedow, conductor

Conductor Gary Thor Wedow has established an enviable 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.” Maestro Wedow’s engagements during…

Program Notes | Season Opener

Invictus ANTHONY BARFIELD Born 1983, Collinsville, Mississippi Anthony Barfield, who grew up on a farm in rural Mississippi, wanted to play the drums in his sixth-grade band, but the band director switched him to trombone. Barfield describes that encounter as “love at first sight.” He…

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Toby Vigneau, double bass

Toby Vigneau is a double bass player with The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. He has also performed with numerous ensembles in New Mexico, including Performance Santa Fe, Landmark Musicals, Chatter Varsity and Aspen Music Festival in the summer of 2018. Son of The…

The Santa Fe Symphony Virtual Stage

Welcome to our 2021 Spring Virtual Concert Series! After receiving critical acclaim for our 2020 Fall Virtual Concert Series and reaching over 11,000 viewers from over 20 countries around the world, we are ready to launch another dynamic digital series on our brand new digital...

Facebook LIVES!

Facebook LIVES takes place every Friday at 4:00 pm* on The Symphony's Facebook page. Each week we invite our musicians and guest artists to Go LIVE and share what they have been doing during quarantine and highlight their favorite programs for next season during a...

William Reece Waag, conductor

William Reece Waag is in his fifth season as Conductor of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony. A passionate music educator, he also works as a guest clinician and mentor in music classrooms across Northern New Mexico. William’s recent guest conducting engagements include the Albuquerque Philharmonic,...

Jacob Ryan Wright, tenor

Praised for his “smashing Piedmont Opera debut as Frederic” in Pirates of Penzance, American tenor Jacob Ryan Wright is known for his bright, supple tone and charismatic performances in both operatic and concert repertoire. This season, Jacob makes his Dayton Opera debut with a return…

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