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Nochebuena Clásica!

Nochebuena Clásica!

Sunday, December 24, 2023
4:00 PM—The Lensic
From $25

On Christmas Eve, Grammy® Award-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux takes center stage with The Santa Fe Symphony for Vivaldi’s epic Guitar Concerto and Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, plus Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 (“Linz” Symphony).  Nochebuena Clásica! (“Classical Christmas Eve”) is one of the most popular concerts on the schedule this season. Buy your tickets early and let’s spend the holidays together!

The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra
Jason Vieaux, Classical Guitar


Concerto Grosso in G Minor, No.8, op.6,
“Christmas Concerto”

Guitar Concerto in D Major, RV 93

Allegro giusto

Jason Vieaux, Classical Guitar


Concierto de Aranjuez
Allegro con spirito
Allegro gentile

Jason Vieaux, Classical Guitar

Symphony No. 36 “Linz”

Adagio—Allegro spiritoso
Poco adagio

Tickets start as low as $25. Subscriptions (five or more concerts) are available only by phone through The Symphony Box Office at 505.983.1414. Half-priced tickets for children 6 to 14 years of age can also be purchased by phone.

Join us for a FREE 30-minute preview talk about the performance presented from The Lensic stage by Maestro Figueroa at 3:00 PM.


The Lensic
211 W San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Of Note

  • Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto has become one of Vivaldi’s most popular concertos, and it exists in several forms. Although originally composed for lute and orchestra, it is probably best known in its present arrangement for guitar, but it has also been played on the mandolin and the violin. This popularity is no surprise at all. Its pleasing melodies, rhythmic vitality, and infectious spirits have made this concerto a favorite with both audiences and performers.
  • When Mozart and his wife were en route from Salzburg to Vienna in 1783, they stopped in Linz as guests of Count Thun, the wealthy father of one of Mozart’s students. They did not know until they arrived that the Count had scheduled a concert on Mozart’s behalf, for only a few days later on November 4. Even Mozart, who could write at blinding speed, must have felt a little pressed in writing the Linz Symphony.  He finished it on November 3. Yet there is not the faintest trace of rush about this magnificent music.
  • Corelli was a teacher and mentor to an entire generation of violinists and composers, and the weekly musical soirées he led in the palace of his patron, Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni, became known throughout Europe.


Guillermo Figueroa_2023

Guillermo Figueroa, Music Director

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.


Jason Vieaux, Classical Guitar

Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is described by NPR as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” In appearances from New York’s Lincoln Center to Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Seoul Arts Center, Jason Vieaux has cemented his reputation as an artist of brilliance and uncompromised mastery. Cited for his “eloquent and vibrant performances” on disc (Gramophone Magazine) he is hailed as “virtuosic, flamboyant, dashing and, sometimes ineffably lyrical” (New York Times) on stage.