SFS Strata: Beethoven’s Harp

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SFS Strata: Beethoven’s Harp

Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021 / 7:00 pm
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STRATA evokes the layers of musical conversation seen in chamber music, plus the diversity of venue and repertoire experienced through these concerts. The first of The Symphony’s 2021-2022 SFS Strata concerts brings you an evening of uplifting chamber music featuring five Symphony principals performing works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Hannah Lash, Maurice Ravel, and Ludwig van Beethoven. This live performance will be filmed before a live audience for rebroadcast at a later date at SantaFeSymphonyTV.org.

David Felberg, Concertmaster
Nicolle Maniaci, Principal Violin II
Kim Fredenburgh, Principal Viola
Dana Winograd, Principal Cello
Anne Eisfeller, Principal Harp

Fantaisie in A Major for Violin and Harp, op.124

Filigree in Textile

Pavane pour une infante défunte for Cello and Harp (Pavane for a Dead Princess)

String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, op.74, “Harp”


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Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021 / 7:00 pm


November 10
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


NM Museum of Art
107 West Palace Ave.
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Paid public parking is available at the Sandoval Municipal Garage, 216 West San Francisco Street (across the street from The Lensic). Additional metered parking is available throughout the downtown area.

Of Note

The String Quarter No. 10’s nickname, “Harp,” had nothing to do with the instrument. It refers to the characteristic pizzicato sections in the allegro of the first movement, where pairs of members of the quartet alternate notes in an arpeggio, reminiscent of the plucking of a harp. Like many nicknames for Beethoven’s works, this was created by the publisher.

Camille Saint-Saëns’ Fantaisie is by no means easy music technically, and this music requires two first-class performers who can project soaring lyric lines one moment, and a poised and somber dignity the next.

The materials used for the weft threads in early textiles suggested the characters and titles of the three movements in Lash’s Filigree in Textile: Gold, Silver, and Silk.

David Felberg, concertmaster

Praised by The Santa Fe New Mexican for his “fluid phrases, rich focused tone, rhythmic precision, and spot-on intonation,” violinist David Felberg, an Albuquerque native, is Concertmaster of The Santa Fe Symphony and Associate Concertmaster of the New Mexico Philharmonic. He is also the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Chatter, a groundbreaking series, exploring both new and old music, that produces more than 60 performances a year.

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Nicolle Maniaci, principal violin II

Nicolle Maniaci is Principal Violin II of The Santa Fe Symphony and a founding member of the Eleganza String Quartet and Chamisa Chamber Players. She was born in Long Island, New York and moved to New Mexico in 1974. She grew up in the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program while studying violin with Kathie Jarrett and received her music degree from the University of New Mexico, studying with Leonard Felberg.

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Dana Winograd, principal cello

Originally from Los Angeles, cellist Dana Winograd received her Bachelor and Master of Music Performance degrees from the Juilliard School in New York, where she studied with Harvey Shapiro and Channing Robbins, as well as members of the Juilliard String Quartet for chamber music. After graduation, she led an active freelance career in New York City.

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Kim Fredenburgh, principal viola

Kimberly Fredenburgh is Professor of Viola and Head of the String Area at the University of New Mexico, where she teaches private viola students and classes in orchestral audition preparation and coaches chamber music ensembles. Kim is Principal Violist of the Santa Fe Symphony and the Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, and is Acting Principal of the New Mexico Philharmonic.

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Anne Eisfeller, principal harp

Anne Eisfeller has been principal harpist of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus since its first season. A native of Illinois, she began piano lessons at the age of eight, and by the time she was 14 was studying flute and harp as well. Anne received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in harp from Indiana University, where she studied with Peter Eagle and was his teaching assistant. After college, she played with the National Symphony of El Salvador.

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Program Notes

Beethoven’s five middle-period quartets proved difficult for audiences from the very beginning, but the exception is the lovely Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 74, composed in 1809 and long nicknamed the “Harp.” …

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