Vivian Fung, Composer

JUNO Award-winning composer Vivian Fung has a unique talent for combining idiosyncratic textures and styles into large-scale works, reflecting her multicultural background. NPR calls her “one of today’s most eclectic composers.”  This is supported by many of her works, including Clarinet Quintet: Frenetic Memories, a…

Zachary Nelson, Baritone

Zachary Nelson, a native of Annapolis, Maryland, studied vocal performance at The Catholic University of America, and later the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. He has sung a number of roles for Santa Fe Opera, including the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Malatesta in Don...

Ana Mora, Mezzo-Soprano

Venezuelan mezzo-soprano Ana Mora began her career in 2013, when she made a name for herself performing oratorio repertoire. Ana made her operatic debut in 2015, playing the role of Giovanna in Rigoletto and The Page of Herodias in Salome at the Teatro Mayor Julio...

Duke Kim, Tenor

Tenor Duke Kim was a Grand Finals Winner and the recipient of the Dominique Laffont Award in the 2021 Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition. Duke was most recently seen at Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist, where he performed Lysander in Britten’s A...

Marlen Nahhas, Soprano

Mexican-Lebanese soprano Marlen Nahhas recently completed the Cafritz Young Artists program with Washington National Opera. Highlights of her time at WNO include The Magic Flute (Pamina), La traviata (Violetta) directed by Francesca Zambello, Tesori’s The Lion, The Unicorn and Me (Flamingo), The Consul (Foreign Woman),...

Program Notes | Christmas Treasures

Selections from The Nutcracker Suite PETER ILYCH TCHAIKOVSKY Born May 7, 1840, Votkinsk Died November 6, 1893, St. Petersburg Early in 1891, the Maryinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg approached Tchaikovsky with a commission for a new ballet. They caught him at a bad moment. At…

Mark Kosower, Cello

A modern player with a “signature sound” and distinctive style of playing, cellist Mark Kosower embodies the concept of the complete musician performing as concerto soloist with symphony orchestras, in solo recitals and with pianist Jee-Won Oh, and as a much admired and sought-after chamber…

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 Thor Wedow, Guest 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” Fanfare 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.”…

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Alexis Corbin, steel pan, and Hovey Corbin, marimba

Alexis Corbin recently joined The Santa Fe Symphony as Special Projects Manager, overseeing this past summer's SFS 1:1 series, which presented one-on-one concerts for patrons with Symphony players in safe and stunning outdoor locations across Santa Fe. She is also the newest member of Classical...

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...
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