Emma Scherer, Executive Director

Emma Scherer joined The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus as Executive Director in September of 2021, stewarding The Symphony into a triumphant return to live performances with its 2021–2022 Season, amid the ongoing global pandemic. With deep ties to New Mexico, including an extensive…

Gloria Velasco, Violin II

Violinist Gloria Velasco has been playing with The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra since it was founded in 1984. She is a retired Albuquerque Public School orchestra teacher and still works for APS as a mentor for first-year music teachers. Gloria also runs music clinics, judges…

Ruxandra Marquardt, Violin

Romanian-born violinist Ruxandra Simionescu-Marquardt attended the ‘George Enescu’ School of Music and Conservatory of Music in Bucharest, where she was profoundly influenced by professors Stefan Gheorghiu and Modest Iftinchi. As a young musician, she won several prizes and medals in international competitions such as “Concertino”...

Program Notes | American Classics

Sunday, February 18, 2024 / 4:00 pm GALA FLAGELLO Born 1994, Westwood, NJ Vitality Vitality (2022) was written for the Aspen Conducting Academy 2022 orchestral readings and was inspired by a quote by Martha Graham: “There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening, that...

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40th Anniversary Season Brochure

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Cris Moore

Cristopher Moore received his B.A. in Physics, Mathematics, and Integrated Science from Northwestern University, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell. From 2000 to 2012 he was a professor at the University of New Mexico, with joint appointments in Computer Science and Physics. Since 2012,…

Jason Vieaux, Guitar

Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is described by NPR as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” In appearances from New York’s Lincoln Center to Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Seoul Arts Center, Jason Vieaux has...

Philippe Quint, Violin

One of the most versatile and imaginative artists on the concert stage today, multiple Grammy Award-nominated American violinist Philippe Quint is internationally recognized for his unique approach to classical core repertoire, championing new music, rediscovering neglected works and creating a new format of “docu-concert” experience:…