SFS Strata II

Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 7:00 PM
New Mexico Museum of Art

Ana Maria Martínez is an artist who creates “theatrical magic.”  The New York Times

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime SFS Strata chamber concert during our final weekend of the 40th Anniversary Season! Presenting GRAMMY® Award-winners Ana María Martínez—one of the foremost sopranos of her time—and pianist Craig Terry, along with Music Director Guillermo Figueroa on violin and The Santa Fe Symphony String Quartet. Stay tuned! The repertoire for this celebratory concert will be announced soon.
Ana María Martínez‘ international career spans the world’s most important opera houses and concert halls. She is a winner of the 15th Annual Opera News Awards, her repertoire encompasses opera’s most intriguing and diverse leading ladies, and she engages her audiences season after season with signature roles, spellbinding debuts, and a myriad of captivating recordings. Craig Terry has an international performance career and recently won A GRAMMY® Award for “Best Classical Solo Vocal Album” for the recording he made with Joyce DiDonato, Songplay. He has served as the Jannotta Family Endowed Chair music director of Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center since 2013, after having previously spent 11 seasons with the company as an assistant conductor. Before coming to Lyric, he was an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera after joining its Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.

Conceived of in 2019, the SFS Strata series evokes the layers of musical conversation seen in chamber music. The Symphony is proud to highlight diverse venues and repertoire as an integral part of these concerts during the 2023–2024 Season. SFS Strata concerts are non-subscription events.

Craig Terry, Piano 

I couldn’t be more excited to join my dear friend, and longtime musical partner, Ana María Martínez and members of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra later this season. The reputation of the organization and musicians is absolutely stellar, so when Emma called with the invitation, the only possible answer was an enthusiastic yes! I’m so looking forward to working with Ana María, Maestro Figueroa, and The Symphony Musicians to curate a fun and compelling musical experience for our audience.” Craig Terry

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Ana María Martínez, Soprano 

This collaboration is not the first for Martínez and Maestro Figueroa, both of whom hail from Puerto Rico. Their past collaborations include performances at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center of  Roberto Sierra’s “Beyond the Silence of Sorrow” with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra).

Guillermo Figueroa, Violin

It will be an enormous pleasure and honor to perform with Ana María Martínez, one of the foremost singers of our times, a fellow Puerto Rican whom I’ve worked with several times in the past.

That the orchestral concert will feature Berlioz and Beethoven, the two composers highest in my personal pantheon, is a guarantee that a glorious and unforgettable occasion is in store for us.Guillermo Figueroa

Venue

New Mexico Museum of Art
107 W Palace Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501

PROGRAM

HÉCTOR CAMPOS-PARSI 
Canciones de cielo y agua

MANUEL DE FALLA
Siete canciones populares españolas

JOACQUĺN TURINA
Poema en forma de canciones, op.19

CARLOS GARDEL
El día que me quieras

ERNESTO LECUONA Y CASADO
Maria la O

FERRER ERRAN
Amanecer

RAFAEL HERNÁNDEZ MARÍN
Preciosa 

MANUEL PONCE
Estrellita 

RAFAEL HERNÁNDEZ MARÍN
Cumbanchero

Program details subject to change.