Join The Symphony for a musical encounter featuring the ethereal blue cathedral by acclaimed female composer Jennifer Higdon and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Christopher Rouse’s explosive and passionate Flute Concerto, featuring The Symphony’s very own Principal Flutist Jesse Tatum. Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony rounds out the program.
The Santa Fe Symphony
Guillermo Figueroa, Principal Conductor
Jesse Tatum, Principal Flute
Symphony No. 8 in G Major, op.88
Allegro con brio
Allegretto grazioso — Molto vivace
Allegro ma non troppo
Jesse Tatum, Flute
Jesse Tatum currently serves as Principal Flute of The Santa Fe Symphony. She is also Principal Flute of the Opera Southwest Orchestra and a Principal Player at Chatter, an innovative Albuquerque-based chamber ensemble. Additionally, she has performed with numerous other musical organizations including The Santa Fe Opera, Performance Santa Fe and the New Mexico Philharmonic.
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.
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