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 series brings you an afternoon of uplifting chamber music featuring five Symphony principals performing works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Hannah Lash, Maurice Ravel, and Ludwig van Beethoven.
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)
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, op.74, “Harp”
David Felberg, violin
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.
Nicolle Maniaci, violin
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.
Dana Winograd, 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.
Kim Fredenburgh, 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.
Anne Eisfeller, 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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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.” …