Champagne & Chocolates

February 24, 2024 at 6:00 PM
Rio Chama Prime Steakhouse
Tickets $150

Tickets are $150 per person, $25 is tax-deductible, as allowed by IRS regulations. NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR! LIMITED SEATING.

Contact Laura Witte any dietary restrictions or seating preferences for your party. If you are hosting a table, the maximum seating capacity per table is 8 guests. Business hours are M – F / 10 AM to 4:00 PM. Laura Witte: Development Officer:505.552.3916 or


Doug Montgomery is the entertainment jewel of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  He has been called “gifted,” “best in the world at what he does” and “the finest pianist” by mega fans like champion sportsman Arnold Palmer, Grammy winner Susan Graham and Broadway luminary Michael Feinstein.  From Chopin to Standards, Bach to Broadway, the Beatles and Michael Buble’, Doug shines with his ability to capture a song’s soul and his inspired lyrical interpretations.

Born and raised in Chicago, this engaging artist walked into a music class at age 10 and fell hopelessly in love with a baby grand piano and the thousand different ways it could communicate. A Bachelor’s degree in music from Northwestern University and a Masters from iconic Juilliard were quickly followed by a slew of prestigious awards. And then his real education began.

It’s almost time! This weekend we are resurrecting one of The Symphony’s most popular annual events as part of our 40 Years | 40 Events. In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, Santa Fe legend Doug Montgomery will lead us into a beautiful evening of song this Saturday night at Rio Chama Prime Steakhouse with beloved piano works from The George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, favorites by Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, and more. And in celebration of George Gershwin’s 100 Year Anniversary, attendees will enjoy a very special solo performance of Rhapsody in Blue, a made-in-heaven marriage of jazz and classical idioms.


beef sliders with cheddar and green chile aioli, mushroom duxelles crostini with herb ricotta, smoked salmon with green chile cream cheese and cucumber, calamari, parmesan truffle fries, coconut shrimp, and green chile croquettes


Will we see you? Your friends will be there! And Doug Montgomery will be taking requests. We also have amazing chocolate gift baskets to raffle. RSVP TODAY!

“Montgomery’s live performances are unforgettable” so order your tickets today to experience this world-class musician in person. Complimentary culinary offerings include rounds of Rio Chama’s fabulous hors d’oeuvres, a luscious chocolate torte, and Champagne.*

“A Master Storyteller on 88 Keys” Lucinda Sue Crosby

Champagne & Chocolates is a fundraiser to benefit The Symphony’s Reach for the Stars program. Funds raised will enable us to continue bringing world-class soloists to Santa Fe each season—including more artists like Doug Montgomery, who joined The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra on The Lensic stage many years ago for Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F.

Champagne & Chocolates is a fundraiser to benefit The Santa Fe Symphony Reach for the Stars program. Funds raised on February 24 will enable us to continue bringing world-class soloists to Santa Fe each season, including more artists like Doug Montgomery, who was a guest pianist with The Santa Fe Symphony in 2009 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center.