The Santa Fe Symphony kicks off its exciting return to live performances at The Lensic, Santa Fe’s performing arts center, with a powerful program featuring brilliant works by Anthony Barfield, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Steve Reich and Astor Piazzolla. Recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and an Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Alexi Kenney was named “a talent to watch” by The New York Times. He has earned widespread acclaim across the globe and returns to Santa Fe this fall to join The Symphony’s Maestro Guillermo Figueroa on violin for Reich’s masterful Duet for Two Violins and String Orchestra and The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, an exquisite symphonic tango by Piazzolla.
The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra
Guillermo Figueroa, Principal Conductor
Duet for Two Violins and String Orchestra
Alexi Kenney, Violin; Guillermo Figueroa, Violin
The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, arr. by Leonid Desyatnikov
Alexi Kenney, Violin
Capriccio espagñol, op.34
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Alexi Kenney, violin
The recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2020 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, violinist Alexi Kenney has been named "a talent to watch" by The New York Times, which also noted his "architect's eye for structure and space and a tone that ranges from the achingly fragile to full-bodied robustness.” Born in Palo Alto, CA, Alexi is a graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he received his Artist Diploma and BM.
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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