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Symphony Royale Gala

Saturday, May 13, 2023 / 6:00 pm

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The Symphony’s 39th Season Annual Gala!

The Symphony has earned 007 status and a license to thrill you with excitement! Our first spy mission is the Symphony Royale Gala, taking place at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe!

We kick off this spectacular gala with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a Mediterranean multi-course dinner, prepared by Chef Jose Fernandez—complemented by fine wines, exciting high-end auctions, and live entertainment featuring Symphony Musicians and The Art of Jazz with Tracey Whitney.



  • No time to Endive
    Green Chile & Tomato Tapenade on Endive
  • The Salmon Who Loved Me
    Crispy Potato, Smoked Salmon Cone with English Cucumber, Avocado Horseradish Cream, Chives


  • “Quantum of Salad”
    A lettuce bundle with chardonnay poached bay pear, candied pinon brittle carrot curls, baby beets with pinon crusted warm goat cheese, drizzled with herb vinaigrette 

Entree Choices

  • “A Bass to Kill”
     Lemon-Thyme Striped Bass—Champagne Chive Reduction, Mediterranean Vegetable Stack Fingerling Potatoes
  • Ewe Only Live Twice”
    Pesto-Dijon Crusted Rack of Lamb—Tarragon Sauce, Tian of Vegetables, Potato Leek Gratin
  • “Dr. No-Meat Strudel”
    Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable StrudelBuffalo Mozzarella, Basil, Cherry Tomato Ragout, Basil Pesto, Arugula Salad


  • “Goldeneye”—It’s no time to diet!
    Lemon Meringue Slice—a spectacular dessert with blueberry sauce, vanilla sablé, and gold flakes 

The Santa Fe Symphony Brass Ensemble


Saturday, May 13, 2023
6:00 pm—10:00 pm
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Brynn Marchiando, Principal Trumpet

Brynn Marchiando lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a performer and music educator. Inspired by her grandfather, who was also a trumpet player, she completed her undergraduate degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Denver Lamont School of Music, and her graduate degree in Trumpet Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. She has been a fellow at both the Tanglewood Music Center and Aspen Music Festival. Brynn has performed at the International Trumpet Guild...

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John Marchiando, Trumpet

Praised as “one of the finest trumpeters of his generation,” John Marchiando currently serves as Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico. Additionally, he performs as Principal Trumpet with the New Mexico Philharmonic, and is a member of the Summit Brass, Enchantment Brass, Tromba Mundi, Fountain City Brass Band, and MarchianDUO. John appeared as Principal Trumpet with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra from 2006 until it dissolved in 2011, and has also held positions with...

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Jeffrey Rogers, Principal Horn

Jeffrey Rogers moved to New Mexico in 2018. He is currently principal horn of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, as well as 4th horn of the New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra and guest principal horn of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. He has also appeared as guest horn with the new music ensemble Nu Deco, based in Miami. Prior to moving to New Mexico, Jeffrey spent 19 years playing principal horn in various orchestras in Mexico and Chile, including the prestigious Mineria Symphony Orchestra...

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Byron Herringtn, Principal Trombone

Byron Herrington, Principal Trombone with The Santa Fe Symphony, has been a symphony member since 2002. Born and raised in the dusty flatlands near Lubbock, Texas, he has been active as a performer, teacher and conductor in Albuquerque since 1981. In addition to his role with The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Byron is a founding member of the New Mexico Philharmonic, where he is second trombone. He played with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra for 30 years...

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Richard White, Principal Tuba

Richard Antoine White began his tuba studies at the Baltimore School for the Performing Arts, where he graduated with honors. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees at Indiana University. Dr. White was principal tubist of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra from 2004 until it dissolved in 2011. He is now principal tuba of the Santa Fe Symphony and is in his tenth season as principal tuba of the University of New...

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