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Rite This Way!

Thursday, Nov 10, 2022 / 7:00 pm

SFS Strata I

The Santa Fe Symphony’s acclaimed chamber music series continues with this innovative presentation at Santa Fe Scottish Rite Center! Join us for a progressive chamber music experience featuring six incredible Symphony musicians. First, experience music up close and personal with seating “in the round” in the Scottish Rite Ballroom. Next, enjoy a performance of Beethoven’s famed Quintet for Piano and Four Winds in the historic theater.

The SFS Strata series was conceived of in 2019, evoking the layers of musical conversation seen in chamber music. We are proud to highlight diverse venues and repertoire as an integral part of these concerts during the 2022-2023 Season.

This concert will include a 20-minute intermission, with a complimentary champagne toast. Tickets range from $50 to $100.


Suite for Woodwind Quintet

Umoja: Anthem of Unity for Woodwind Quintet


Quintet for Piano and Four Winds

Laura Dwyer, Flute
Stefanie Przybylska, Bassoon
Elaine Heltman, Oboe
Lori Lovato, Clarinet
Jeffrey Rogers, Horn
Luke Gullickson, Piano

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Thursday, Nov 10, 2022 / 7:00 pm


Thursday, Nov 10, 2022
7:00 pm


Santa Fe Scottish Rite Center
463 Paseo De Peralta
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Of Note

Some musicologists believe that Beethoven’s only piano and wind quintet was inspired by Mozart’s Quintet, K.452, which has the same scoring and is also in E-flat (although it was written 12 years before Beethoven’s). Beethoven later transcribed the piece as a quartet for piano and string trio (violin, viola and cello), using the same opus number, tempo markings and overall timing.

Suite for Woodwind Quintet came about in an unlikely manner: after a conversation in a bar among composer Amanda Harberg; Gretchen Pusch, flutist for the Dorian Wind Quartet; and Pusch’s husband, Richard Bayles. The Dorian Wind Quartet subsequently commissioned Harberg to write the piece, which has become a favorite of several modern-music ensembles.

Starting as a song for women’s choir more than 20 years ago, Umoja later became a signature piece of composer Valerie Coleman’s ensemble after she arranged it for woodwind quintet. An orchestral version of the work was premiered by The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2019—the first time the orchestra performed the work of a living African-American female composer.

Laura Dwyer, Flute

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Elaine Heltman. Principal Oboe

The Santa Fe Symphony's Principal Oboist, Elaine Heltman, hails from Saddle Brook, New Jersey, and graduated from Ithaca College School of Music. While leading a high school marching band in New Jersey, she also studied with Joseph Robinson, former Principal Oboe of the New York Philharmonic. In 1981, Heltman’s career as a professional oboist was ignited when she was appointed to the Filarmónica de Caracas, Venezuela. Greg Heltman joined her there on Valentine’s Day, 1981;they married in 1988...

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Stefanie Przybylska, Principal Bassoon

Principal bassoonist with The Santa Fe Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic and the New Mexico Symphony orchestras, Stefanie Przybylska has appeared as a featured soloist in works by Mozart and John Williams. Stefanie has performed with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music in the Mountains (in Durango, Colorado) and with Chatter Sunday in Albuquerque. She co-founded and directed the Bosque Bassoon Band, a group composed of both amateur and professional bassoonists, dedicated to performing...

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Lori Lovato, Principal Carinet

Lori Lovato is principal clarinetist for The Santa Fe Symphony. She also performs with New Mexico Philharmonic, Sphinx Symphony in Detroit, Performance Santa Fe Orchestra, San Juan Symphony, Opera Southwest Orchestra and Alter Ego Jazz Trio, and is a founding member of the New Mexico Woodwind Quintet. Lori has  appeared with the Napa Valley Festival del Sole, Albuquerque Chamber Soloists, Music at Angel Fire, Chamber Music Albuquerque, Chatter, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Opera...

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Jeffrey Rogers, Principal Horn

Jeffrey Rogers moved to New Mexico in 2018. He is currently principal horn of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, as well as 4th horn of the New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra and guest principal horn of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. He has also appeared as guest horn with the new music ensemble Nu Deco, based in Miami. Prior to moving to New Mexico, Jeffrey spent 19 years playing principal horn in various orchestras in Mexico and Chile, including the prestigious Mineria Symphony Orchestra...

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Program Notes

In February 1796, Ludwig van Beethoven set out from Vienna on an ambitious and successful  tour that brought him to Prague, Dresden, Leipzig and Berlin, where he spent a month performing at the court of King Friedrich Wilhelm II. It is probable that in Prague...…

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