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Sounds of the Season

Sounds of the Season

Sunday, December 10, 2023
4:00 PM—The Lensic
From $25

The whole family is invited for an afternoon of holiday pops and winter favorites with your Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Music Director, Guillermo Figueroa. Sounds of the Season has become a Santa Fe tradition—featuring a side-by-side collaborative performance with the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association under the direction of their Associate Artistic Director & Conductor William Waag. And new this year, we proudly introduce the 2023 Senior Division Winner of The Symphony’s Inaugural Concerto Competition, Toby Vigneau. Be sure to join us an hour before the concert for a special preview performance by the SFYSA Sierra String Quartet and music education Q&A. Tickets

The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra
Guillermo Figueroa, Music Director
The Santa Fe Youth Symphony
Laurie Rossi, Guest Conductor,
    2022–2023 Gala Conducting Opportunity
Toby Vigneaux, Double Bass
2022–2023 Concerto Competition Winner—Senior Division


Selections from The Nutcracker Suite

Waltz of the Flowers
Mother Ginger

White Christmas

Samson et Dalila: Bacchanale

Side by side with The Santa Fe Youth Symphony

Sleigh Ride

Side by side with The Santa Fe Youth Symphony


La Boda de Luis Alonso

Laurie Rossi, Guest Conductor

Double Bass Concerto in B Minor

Allegro moderato

Toby Vigneau, Double Bass
The Santa Fe Symphony Inaugural Concerto Competition Winner, Senior Division

A Charleston Christmas

Hanukkah Festival Overture

Holly and Jolly Sing-A-Long


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

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.

Paid parking is available at the Sandoval Parking Garage across the street from The Lensic.

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.

Laurie RossiGuest Conductor

Laurie first conducted The Santa Fe Symphony in 2014 as part of the Annual Gala Conducting Opportunity. Since then, she has been a guest conductor for the Christmas Pops concert every year. She has also conducted the Santa Fe Concert Band at the annual Pancakes on the Plaza event on July 4th. After her first Symphony conducting appearance, “I was so hooked on that experience that instead of returning my rental tux, I took it in and asked if I could pay for it and if they could alter it permanently,”

Toby Vigneau, Double Bass

Toby Vigneau is a double bass player with The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. He has also performed with numerous ensembles in New Mexico, including Performance Santa Fe, Landmark Musicals, Chatter Varsity and Aspen Music Festival in the summer of 2018. Son of The Symphony’s principal violist, Kim Fredenburgh, and oboist Kevin Vigneau, Toby was introduced to the violin and piano at age 5. Since the age of 10 he has been playing bass, studying with Frank Murray.