Charlie Chaplin's Smile
with Philippe Quint

Sunday, Jan 14, 2024
4:00 PM—The Lensic
From $25

BBC Music Magazine describes multiple Grammy® Award-nominee Philippe Quint as “truly phenomenal.” Ring in the New Year with your Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Philippe Quint in this critically acclaimed multimedia program honoring the musical legacy of Charlie Chaplin, with unique arrangements interspersed with rare video footage and images from Chaplin’s films. Join us for a FREE 30-minute preview talk about the performance presented from The Lensic stage by Maestro Guillermo Figueroa at 3:00 PM

Is it coincidence or fate that Philippe Quint returns this season to play with us on his 1708 “Ruby”Antonio Stradivari violin during our Ruby Anniversary Season? Ruby is on loan to him through the generous efforts of The Stradivari Society®.

“Most of the Stradivari violins have names that come from their owners or violinists that played on them. This one doesn’t. This one was named after its color, ruby. And the funny thing is that you would think if it’s “Ruby,” it needs to be red. But over the centuries, the varnish is no longer red. It’s just becoming a different color on its own, despite the fact that it’s in mint condition and well-maintained. But there are still parts of the instrument where you can see how intensely burgundy it was.” Philippe Quint


Weeping Willows

Clair de Lune

City Lights Suite

Tango 1940

The Terry Theme from Limelight

Tango Bitterness

Promenade Walking the Dog

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Kid Fantasy

Smile, Theme from “Modern Times”

Tickets start as low as $25. Subscriptions (five or more concerts) are available only by phone through The Symphony Box Office at 505.983.1414. Half-priced tickets for children 6 to 14 years of age can also be purchased by phone.


The Lensic | 211 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Save time at the City of Santa Fe parking garage! Purchase a $7 parking voucher from the Lensic. Then, prior to the concert, simply present your voucher and garage parking ticket to the Lensic Box Office for validation.  This will allow you to skip the payment lines at the pay station in the garage. ADA placard holders may validate parking garage tickets for free by presenting their 1) parking garage ticket and 2) a photo of their ADA placard to the Lensic Box Office on concert day.

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Guillermo Figueroa, Music Director

One of the most versatile and respected musical artists of his generation—renowned as conductor, violinist, violist, and concertmaster—Guillermo Figueroa is the Principal Conductor of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. He also serves as the Music Director of the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado, Music Director of the Lynn Philharmonia in Florida, and is the founder of the highly acclaimed Figueroa Music and Arts Project in Albuquerque.


Philippe Quint, Violin

Philippe Quint is constantly in demand and regularly appears with major orchestras and conductors worldwide at venues ranging from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Carnegie Hall in New York, while making frequent guest appearances at the most prestigious festivals, including Verbier, Aspen, Colmar, Hollywood Bowl and Dresden Festspiele.