The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus is thrilled to present Celebrating Stravinsky—a recreation of Igor Stravinsky’s masterful Symphony of Psalms originally conducted on July 17, 1960 at the iconic Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi—plus Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante and Mozart’s Symphony No. 38. This brilliant program features four Santa Fe Symphony principals and the full Symphony Orchestra & Chorus under the direction of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa.
The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Guillermo Figueroa, Principal Conductor
Carmen Flórez-Mansi, Choral Director
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Sinfonia concertante in B-flat Major, op.84, K.364
David Felberg, Concertmaster; Dana Winograd, Principal Cello; Elaine Heltman, Principal Oboe; Stefanie Przybylska, Principal Bassoon
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K.504, “Prague”
Symphony of Psalms
Guillermo Figueroa, principal conductor
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 and Music Director of the Lynn Philharmonia in Florida, and is the founder of the highly acclaimed Figueroa Music and Arts Project in Albuquerque.
Carmen Flórez-Mansi, choral director
Carmen Flórez-Mansi, a native of New Mexico, currently serves as the Pastoral Associate for Music at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Since 1989, she has performed as a vocal artist, choral conductor, vocal instructor and liturgy specialist throughout the Southwest, including solo appearances with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus.
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.
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, Winograd led an active freelance career in New York City
Elaine Heltman, principal oboe
Elaine Heltman hails from Saddle Brook, New Jersey, and graduated from Ithaca College School of Music. While leading a high school marching band in New Jersey, she also studied with Joseph Robinson, former Principal Oboe of the New York Philharmonic. In 1981, Heltman’s career as a professional oboist was ignited when she was appointed to the Filarmónica de Caracas, Venezuela.
Stefanie Przybylska, principal bassoon
Principal bassoonist Stefanie Przybylska has appeared as a featured soloist in works by Mozart and John Williams. In addition to her role with The Symphony, Stefanie has performed with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music in the Mountains (in Durango, Colorado) and with Chatter Sunday in Albuquerque. She co-founded and directed the Bosque Bassoon Band, a group composed of both amateur and professional bassoonists, dedicated to performing chamber music written for bassoon ensemble ...
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Stravinsky composed the Symphony of Psalms for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 50th anniversary in 1930. He turned to the Old Testament, taking excerpts from two Psalms (Nos. 39 and 40) and using one (No. 150) complete; the text is sung in Latin. …