The Santa Fe Symphony
Orchestra & Chorus

2023–2024

40th Anniversary Season

Join The Symphony's Family of classical music lovers as we celebrate an exciting new season and forty years of bringing great music to life® in Santa Fe—sharing forty years of stories from its artists, patrons, and community members. With our talented musicians at the heart of everything we do, our Orchestra is stronger and more vibrant than ever.

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Existing Subscribers—May 1
Symphony Circle Members—June 5
New Subscribers—June 27
Individual tickets on sale to the public—July 5

RIGHT: Teresa Perrotta, Soprano, rising star, and former SFO Apprentice Singer | Beethoven's Ninth—May 19, 2024

Guillermo Figueroa, Music Director | Emma Scherer, Executive Director | Carmen Flórez-Mansi, Choral Director

Experience The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus from your favorite seats at iconic Santa Fe venues, including the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and other unique and exciting locations in the City Different. Everyone is invited!

SUBSCRIPTION SEASON
The Lensic Performing Arts Center

All subscription series concerts conducted by Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, unless otherwise noted. Programming, musicians, and venues are subject to change.

Showcase of the Stars

September 10—4:00 PM

BEETHOVEN
Leonore Overture

MOZART
40th Symphony in G Minor

GINA GILLIE
Philharmonic Fanfare

PROKOFIEV
Piano Concerto No. 3

Anne-Marie McDermott, Piano

The Planets

October 15—4:00 PM

BACH
Concerto for Two Violins

Ida Kavafian, Violin
Himari Yoshimura, Violin

WIENIAWSKI
Violin Concerto No. 1 in F# Minor

Himari Yoshimura, Violin

HOLST
“The Planets”

The Symphony Chorus
Cris Moore
, Santa Fe Institute
Professor and Narrator

Handel's Messiah

Nov 18—7:00 PM | Nov 19—4:00 PM

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

Messiah

  The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
 
 Caitlin Gotimer, Soprano
  Kathleen Felty, Mezzo-Soprano
  Philippe L’Esperance’,Tenor
  Cory McGee, Bass-Baritone

 

Sounds of the Season

December 10, 2023—4:00 PM

Annual holiday pops concert and winter favorites—Santa Fe tradition—featuring a side-by-side collaborative performance with the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association .

 

This concert proudly presents the 2023 Senior Division Winner of The Symphony’s Inaugural Concerto Competition

Nochebuena Clásica!

December 24—4:00 PM

CORELLI
Christmas Concerto

VIVALDI

Guitar Concerto

  Jason Vieaux, Guitar

RODRIGO

Concierto de Aranjuez
    Jason Vieaux, Guitar

MOZART

Symphony No. 36 “Linz”

Philippe Quint in Charlie Chaplin Smiles

Jan 14, 2024—4:00 PM

Ring in the New Year on January 14 with Philippe Quint in Charlie Chaplin Smiles at The Lensic presenting a multimedia tribute honoring the iconic Charlie Chaplin’s musical legacy featuring The Symphony Orchestra and Grammy® nominated violinist Philippe Quint.

 

In describing Chaplin’s musical style as “almost Mozartian in its grace and charm,” Quint states “This is a performance that will speak directly to your heart.”

American Classics

Feb 18, 2024—4:00 PM

GALA FLAGELLO
Vitality for Orchestra

BARBER
Violin Concerto No. 1

Alexi Kenney, Violin

BERNSTEIN
Chichester Psalms

    The Symphony Chorus

COPLAND
“Four Dance Episodes” from Rodeo

Italian Nights

March 17, 2024—4:00 PM

ROSSINI
L’Italiana in Algeri Overture

MENDELSSOHN
Symphony No. 4 in A Major, op.90 “Italian”

BERLIOZ
Harold in Italy

    Kimberly Fredenburgh, Viola

Oceana

April 21, 2024—4:00 PM

JEROD TATE
Chokfi’ (Rabbit)

HANDEL
Water Music Suite in D Major

TCHAIKOVSKY Rococo Variations

Gabriel Martins, Cello

STELLA SUNG

Oceana

Guillermo Figueroa, Music Director

It is a thrill and a great honor to be the Music Director of the extraordinary Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, especially in this, our 40th season! Our deeply committed and talented musicians deliver magnificent performances of classic and innovative repertoire, putting the Orchestra on the cutting edge of the artistic world in our beloved city. Please join us in 2023–2024, a season for the ages!

Guillermo Figueroa, Music Director

Beethoven's Ninth

May 19, 2024—4:00 PM

GABRIELA LENA FRANK
Three Latin-American Dances for Orchestra

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, op. 125

The Symphony Chorus
Teresa Perrotta
, Soprano
Katherine DeYoung, Mezzo-Soprano
Anthony Leon
, Tenor
Griffen Hogan Tracy
, Bass

Carmen Flórez-Mansi, Choral Director

The Symphony Chorus offers so much to the community and the artistic landscape of Santa Fe. We’re excited to continue working with the Symphony Orchestra on these fabulous pieces. We have a versatile and diverse group of choral musicians in Santa Fe who strive for excellence in choral music presentation. They beautifully perform repertoire from Messiah to Chichester Psalmsand everything in between.   

Carmen FlórezMansi, Choral Director

FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

No tickets are required. All ages are welcome. 

Choral Masterworks

October 29, 2023—3:00 PM

Doors open at 2:15 pm.

Experience choral favorites sung by the glorious voices of The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus at our annual Choral Masterworks performance at Santa Fe’s iconic Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, led by Choral Director Carmen Flórez-Mansi and accompanied by Collaborative Pianist Paul Roth. Don’t miss some of the most beautiful choral works ever written.

Carols & Choruses

December 12, 2023—7:00 PM

Doors open at 6:15 pm.

Enjoy some of the most beloved Christmas carols of all time—accompanied by the glorious sounds of The Symphony Brass & Organ. This free annual performance at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is The Symphony’s gift to the Santa Fe community during the holiday season!

In Honor of Memorial Day

May 21, 2024—7:00 PM

Doors open at 6:15 pm.

Join us as we salute those who served and their families with an inspirational and uplifting program with The Symphony Chorus and The Symphony Chamber Ensemble, accompanied by Paul Roth on collaborative piano.

IN THE WORKS!
IN THE WORKS!

SFS Strata I

DATE TBA—FALL 2O23

SFS Strata: The new brand of The Santa Fe Symphony’s chamber series! Strata evokes the layers of musical conversation seen in chamber music + the diversity of venue and repertoire experienced through these concerts. Stay tuned for more SFS Strata concert announcements in unique spaces across Santa Fe!

SFS Strata II

DATE TBA—SPRING 2024

SFS Strata: The new brand of The Santa Fe Symphony’s chamber series! Strata evokes the layers of musical conversation seen in chamber music + the diversity of venue and repertoire experienced through these concerts. Stay tuned for more SFS Strata concert announcements in unique spaces across Santa Fe!