Join The Symphony on Valentine’s Day for an interplanetary musical encounter featuring Gustav Holst’s magnificent, seven-movement orchestral suite, The Planets. Opening the doorway to this outer world experience is 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.
The Santa Fe Symphony
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Jesse Tatum, flute
The Planets, op.32
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, the New Mexico Philharmonic, and the El Paso Symphony.
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, 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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Composer Christophe Rouse said that "although no universal credence for the Jungian concept of “genetic memory” exists, for me it seems a profoundly viable notion. Although both of my parents’ families immigrated to Americawell before the Revolutionary War, I nonetheless still feel a deep ... "…