Event Description

Sunday, September 16, 2018―4:00 pm

The Lensic

Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa leads us into another year of world-class performances in celebration of our exciting 35th Anniversary Season!

Performing the famous and exquisite “Bach Double,” Sirena Huang, winner of the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition is joined by none other than Elmar Oliveira—the first violinist to ever receive the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and the only American
violinist to win the Gold Medal at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky International Competition in 1978.

Then, Sirena Huang showcases her supreme talent with Barber’s spellbinding Violin Concerto. And in finale, we close with Tchaikovsky’s most celebrated masterpiece, his intensely personal and final symphony, “Pathetique.”


Double Violin Concerto, in D Minor, BWV 1043
Sirena Huang, Violin
Elmar Oliveira, Violin

Violin Concerto, op. 14
Sirena Huang

Symphony No. 6 in B Minor,  op.74 “Pathetique”

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Concert Notes


Violinist Sirena Huang

Praised by The Baltimore Sun for her “impeccable technique…deeply expressive phrasing…and poetic weight,” Sirena Huang is one of her generation’s most celebrated violinists. She brings not only technical brilliance and powerful artistry to the stage, but also a profound sense of connection to her audience. Read more …

Violinist Elmar Oliveira

Elmar Oliveira is an American violinist whose remarkable combination of impeccable artistry and old- world elegance sets him apart as one of our most celebrated living artists. Oliveira remains the first and only American violinist to win the Gold Medal at Moscow’s prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition. He was the first violinist to receive the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and won First Prize at the Naumburg International Competition. Read more …

Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa

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. Additionally, he was the Music Director of both the New Mexico Symphony and the Puerto Rico Symphony. With this last orchestra, he performed to critical acclaim at Carnegie Hall in 2003, the Kennedy Center in 2004, and Spain in 2005. Read more …


& Musicians

Principal Conductor

Guillermo Figueroa

Sirena Huang

Elmar Oliveira

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