PERFORMANCE CALENDAR FOR DECEMBER 4 THRU DECEMBER 10, 2023
ALBUQUERQUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Friday, December 8, 7:30 PM
First Unitarian Church
3701 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque
Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite No. 1, op. 71a
Amy Beach – Symphony No. 2 (Gaelic)
Concert Repeats Sunday, December 10, 3:00 PM
St. Therese Church 3424 4th St NW, Albuquerque
Tickets not required – information at abqphil.org.
CHAMBER MUSIC ALBUQUERQUE
The Dover Quartet
Sunday, December 10 at 3pm
Simms Center for the Performing Arts, Albuquerque Academy
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in G Minor, Op 74, No. 3
Florence Price: String Quartet No. 1 in G major
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 117
Tickets and information at chambermusicabq.com.
“Schubert Variations + Rilke Songs”
Saturday, December 9, 10:30 AM
Center for Contemporary Arts
1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe
Alban Berg Traumgekrönt
Peter Lieberson Rilke Songs
Franz Schubert Introduction and Variations on “Trockne Blumen”
Ingela Onstad soprano
Jesse Tatum flute
Judith Gordon piano
Marcia Butler spoken word
Show repeats Sunday, December 10, 10:30 AM
912 Third Street NW, Albuquerque
Information and tickets at chatterabq.org.
FAMILY THEATRE OF SANTA FE
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays – December 8, 9,10,15, 16, 17
7:30 PM Shows on Fridays and Saturdays; 2:00 PM Shows on Saturdays and Sundays
Performed at the New Mexico Actors Lab Theater
1213 Parkway Dr. Santa F
Information and tickets at familytheatresantafe.org.
SANTA FE CONCERT BAND
Monday, December 4, 7:00 PM
A festive evening of classic and holiday favorites.
Tickets not required – information at lensic.org.
A Night of Brazilian Music:
A Journey Through 20th-Century Brazilian Music
December 9, 7 p.m. | Simms Center for the Performing Arts, Albuquerque Academy
Together we will explore the spirited and sultry music of Brazil, from its
historical roots to its contemporary innovations. A Night of Brazilian Music
– featuring John Truitt, Hovey and Alexis Corbin (of KHFM), the Rio Grande Guitar
Quartet, and Laura Cruz – promises to be a night of rhythm, melody, and
For information and tickets, aa.edu/levanta.
Our Christmas concerts will feature both medieval and Renaissance works, with Kathy Wimmer returning to read selections from period literature. The program title, which means “Rejoice ye,” comes from a Christmas carol found in the Piae Cantiones (“Pious Songs”), a collection of Finnish and Swedish sacred songs published in 1582.
Sunday, December 10, 4:30 p.m., St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Albuquerque
Saturday, December 16, 4:30 p.m., St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Santa Fe
Sunday, December 17, 4:30 p.m., St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Albuquerque
- Information and tickets at musica-antigua.org.
MUSIC IN CORRALES
Classical and Contemporary Pianist
Saturday, December 9, 2023 – 7:30pm
Old Historic San Ysidro Church, Corrales
Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez has a reputation for the lyricism of her playing, her compelling interpretations, and her elegant stage presence. Her playing has been described as “magical…a remarkable pianist, with a cool determination, a tone full of glowing color and a seemingly effortless technique” (LA Times) and “versatile, daring and insightful” (New York Times).
Ms. Martinez will be performing pieces by Rachmaninoff, Caroline Shaw, Teresa Carreno, Beethoven, Missy Mazzoli, Viet Cuong and Heitor Villa Lobos.
*Although this concert is sold out, there are usually tickets available at the door as a result of no-shows. If you wish to get on the waiting list for tickets to a Sold Out show, please arrive at the Old Church by 6:30pm to put your names on the waiting list. At 7:20pm, we assess the number of empty seats, and sell as many tickets as there are chairs available.
NEW MEXICO GAY MEN’S CHORUS
“Something Must Be Wrong With My Mistletoe”
Saturday, December 9, 3:00pm, The Hiland, Albuquerque
Saturday, December 9, 7:30pm, The Hiland, Albuquerque
Sunday, December 10, 3:00pm, The Hiland, Albuquerque
Quodlibet, a Renaissance choral ensemble, presents “An Evening with Monte” featuring music of Claudio Monteverdi.
Saturday, December 9 at 7:00 pm.
St. Michael and All Angels Church
601 Montaño Rd. NW, Albuquerque
Info and reservations, 505-205-6840.
SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE
Joshua Habermann, Artistic Director
Guest Artist Nathan Salazar, piano
Saturday, December 9, 7:00 PM
Cathedral Church of St. Francis, Santa Fe
Sunday, December 10, 4:00 PM
Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque
Information and tickets at desertchorale.org.
SANTA FE SYMPHONY
“Sounds of the Season”
Sunday, December 10, 4:00 PM
The whole family is invited for an afternoon of holiday pops and winter favorites with your Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Music Director, Guillermo Figueroa. Sounds of the Season has become a Santa Fe tradition—featuring a side-by-side collaborative performance with the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association under the direction of their Associate Artistic Director & Conductor William Waag. And new this year, we proudly introduce the 2023 Senior Division Winner of The Symphony’s Inaugural Concerto Competition, Toby Vigneau. Special preview performance by the SFYSA Sierra String Quartet and music education Q&A, an hour before the concert.
SANTA FE WOMEN’S ENSEMBLE
Winter Concert – “Winter Lights”
Our repertory includes many exuberant pieces, including new settings of the charming Huron Carol and the Spanish carol Riu, Riu, Chiu. The more contemplative pieces include settings of texts by Harold Thurman, I Will Light Candles This Christmas and the Work of Christmas, and December Lights, with text by May Sarton.
From another era, Gloria in altissimis Deo, by Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, a Milanese nun (1602–c. 1677), tells the story of the birth of Jesus using the voices of the shepherds and angels.
Not forgetting the candles of Chanukah, Eight Days of Lights is a stunning reminder of the joy of the month. And Ensemble favorite Joan Szymco contributes a rollicking version of Red and Green to add a Celtic flair the concert.
First Presbyterian Church
208 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe
Tuesday December 12, at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday December 16, at 3 p.m., and Sunday December 17, at 3 p.m.
Tickets and information at sfwe.org.
SISU DANCE ACADEMY
Sisu® Dance Company Production of The Voice of Christmas – December 16 – 17
Showtimes, venue, information and tickets at sisudanceacademy.com.
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF ALBUQUERQUE
Family concert with some sing-along
Sunday, December 10, 2:00 PM
Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church
8600 Academy NE, Albuquerque
TAOS CHAMBER MUSIC GROUP
“Holiday Season Festival” – 2 Programs, 3 Concerts, all at Harwood Museum of Art, Taos
The holiday celebration continues with pianist Gleb Ivanov and our beloved founder and flutist, Nancy Laupheimer, serenading us with Maurice Ravel’s little-known Sonate Posthume.
Kim Bakkum (piano) and Gleb will impart youthful wonder and imagination with Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite). The holiday treats will also include Ravel’s Jeux d’eau (Gleb solo) and Antonín Dvořák’s Piano Trio No. 1 performed by Margot Schwartz (violin), Sally Guenther (cello) and Gleb.