Sounds of the Season

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Sounds of the Season

Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 / 4:00 pm

The Symphony’s annual holiday pops concerts have become a Santa Fe tradition! This season Maestro Guillermo Figueroa leads the Orchestra for a brilliant program packed with winter favorites the entire family can enjoy. Plus, our “future players” at the Santa Fe Youth Symphony—prepared by the Youth Symphony’s Associate Artistic Director and Conductor, William Waag—joins us again for more side-by-side performances.

EXCITING NEWS—We are thrilled to bring back our FREE Preview Talks this season! Be sure to join us one hour before each Lensic performance for 30 minutes of interesting program details presented by Maestro Figueroa, guest soloists, or musicians. Each talk is unique and all ticket holders are invited!

About the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association
Founded in 1994, the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association provides music instruction and performance opportunities to hundreds of youth each year. Additionally, Elementary Strings, the 2010 recipient of the Piñon Award for Excellence in Education, provides stringed-instrument instruction in public and private elementary schools around the city with an instrument provided. All of its programs are offered on a sliding scale and community support is vital. The Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association offers outstanding youth music education and performance opportunities in Santa Fe, NM.
Now in its 27th Season, the Santa Fe Youth Symphony trains young northern New Mexico musicians in ensemble settings that include string and symphony orchestras, and jazz and mariachi ensembles.

The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra
Guillermo Figueroa,
Principal Conductor
The Santa Fe Youth Symphony

PROGRAM

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY
Selections from The Nutcracker Suite

March
Waltz of the Flowers
Trepak
Mother Ginger and her Children

IRVING BERLIN
White Christmas

ANTONIN DVORAK
Symphony No. 8
(Side by side with The Santa Fe Youth Symphony)

Allegro con brio

LEROY ANDERSON
Sleigh Ride
(Side by side with The Santa Fe Youth Symphony)

 

Intermission

 

SAMUEL COLERIDGE TAYLOR
Christmas Overture

MANUEL DE FALLA
Ritual Fire Dance

Guest Conductor Laurie Rossi

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Fantasia” on Greensleeves

Arr. LUCAS RICHMAN
Hanukkah Festival Overture

JOHANN STRAUSS
Radetzky March

JAMES STEPHENSON
Holly and Jolly Sing-A-Long

Carmen Flórez-Mansi, Soprano

 


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Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 / 4:00 pm

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Date:
Sunday, Dec 11, 2022
Time:
4:00 pm
Cost:
$22
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Venue

The Lensic
211 W. San Francisco Street
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Guillermo Figueroa, 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 he is the founder of the highly acclaimed Figueroa Music and Arts Project in Albuquerque. He was the Music Director of the New

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William Reece Waag, Santa Fe Youth Symphony

William Reece Waag is in his fifth season as Conductor of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony. A passionate music educator, he also works as a guest clinician and mentor in music classrooms across Northern New Mexico. William’s recent guest conducting engagements include the Albuquerque Philharmonic, Seattle Rock Orchestra, The Santa Fe Symphony, El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra, Albuquerque Youth Symphony, Reading Orchestra, and Honor Orchestras in New Mexico.

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Program Notes

Early in 1891, the Maryinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg approached Tchaikovsky with a commission for a new ballet. They caught him at a bad moment. At age 50, Tchaikovsky was assailed by worries that he had written himself out as a composer...…

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