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Masterworks & Masterpieces

Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 / 4:00 pm

2021 Spring Virtual Concert Series

On April 18, our Spring Virtual Concert Series takes you to two of Santa Fe’s famous historical sites! Masterworks & Masterpieces features a collection of classical, modern, and folk music performed by Santa Fe Symphony musicians—surrounded by art—at MOIFA and NMMA. Experience brilliant works by composers Beethoven, Bartók, Steimetz, Lutoslawski, Daniel Davis, and more, all beautifully filmed by Hutton Broadcasting. This concert will premiere Sunday, April 18 at 4 pm and will be available to view through May 18.

The Museum of International Folk Art, founded in 1953, is one of the few museums in the United States dedicated to folk art from around the world. Its permanent exhibits include an awe-inspiring display of 10,000 pieces of folk art, toys, miniatures, textiles, and more from the collection of Alexander and Susan Girard. The museum also showcases the collection of founder Florence Dibell Bartlett, who donated more than 2,500 textiles, costumes, ceramics, wood carvings, paintings, and jewelry.

The first building in the state dedicated to art, the New Mexico Museum of Art showcases the state’s rich culture. The style of the building, called Pueblo Revival, uses modern construction materials made to look like the historic adobe churches found throughout the state’s pueblos. Throughout its century-long history, the museum has grown and redefined itself to adapt to changes both in art and in museum practices.

Many thanks to Spring Virtual Concert Series Underwriters

Special thanks to Full Concert Sponsor
Subscribers receive access to ALL digital content as it is released! You may also purchase each episode of our 2021 Spring Virtual Concert Series individually on demand—now through June.


Programming details coming soon! Please note that all repertoire, filming locations, musicians, and program dates are subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions and per the State of New Mexico’s current Public Health Order at the time of filming.

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Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 / 4:00 pm


April 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm




Of Note

Daniel Davis has written numerous solo works for bassoon and orchestra, including some written specifically for his wife, Stefanie Przybylska, who is principal bassoonist for the Santa Fe Symphony. She will be performing on “Retablos”, inspired by the devotional paintings that are common in traditional Catholic church art.

Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, Béla Bartók  was one of the founders of comparative musicology (which later became ethnomusicology). Bartók, along with the composer Zoltán Kodály, traveled into the Hungarian countryside to collect old Magyar folk melodies, which strongly influenced his work.

Poland’s Kurpie region is noted for its unique customs and has its own traditional costume, dance and architecture. Witold Lutoslawski’s Bucolics was based on Kurpian folk tunes; the title was borrowed from Virgil’s “Bucolics”, which were antique pastoral tales glorifying rural life.


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