Concert News

Performance Calendar for April 11 – April 21, 2024

Concert News Airs Monday-Friday around 8am with Brent Stevens.


The Santa Fe Concert Band Presents:

Festival of Concert Bands

Santa Fe High:

Cameron Wilson, Band Director 

Featured works:

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Flourish for Wind Band

David Gillingham, At Morning’s First Light

.. and other selections.

Capital High:

Ricardo A. Hernandez, Band Director

Featured works:

Ralph Vaughan Williams, My Bonny boy

Ryan George, Autobahn & English Folk Song Suite

Randall D. Standridge, Earthdawn

St. Michael’s High:

Dorothy Kincaid, Band Director

Featuring three local high school bands: Santa Fe High, Capital High,  & St. Michael’s High — and the Santa Fe Concert Band — performing as individual groups and as a grand finale mass ensemble. There is no charge for this event.

On Thursday, April 11th, 7pm at the Lensic Center for the Performing Arts, 211 W. San Francisco in Santa Fe.

Information and reservations at lensic.org.


The Episcopal Cathedral of St. John Presents:

Tune in to Mozart

Starts with a lecture by Professor Bruce Redford (Boston University, emeritus), an hour long introduction to W. A. Mozart’s Requiem

Followed by lunch and afterwards, a musical walk-through of W. A. Mozart’s Requiem: an opportunity to sing with members of Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico led by Founding & Artistic Director, Dr. Maxine Thévenot, accompanied by Mr. Stephen Montoya. 

This event takes place on Saturday, April 13th, 10:30am-2pm at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John, 318 Silver Ave SW in Albuquerque. 

Register for all or some of the events at polyphonynm.com.


Chatter Presents

Chatter North & Chatter Sunday

David Felberg,  violin/Hardanger fiddle

Matei Varga, piano

Jennifer Frank Pontzer, spoken word

Featured works:

Edvard Grieg, Slåtter (Norwegian Peasant Dances), op. 72

Traditional, Hardanger Fiddle Tunes

L.V. Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, “Spring”

On Saturday, April 13th, 10:30am at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe and on Sunday, April 14th, 10:30am at 10:30am at 912 3rd St NW in Albuquerque.

More information and tickets at chatterabq.org.


Opera Southwest Presents:

Beyond Carmen

Audrey Babcock, Mezzo-Soprano, Flute, Percussion, Co-arranger

Andres Vadin, Flamenco Guitar, Percussion, Arranger

There is no more iconic woman in operatic history than Carmen. Her image had become synonymous with the femme fatale. Audiences can get another view of Carmen, her origins, and how she connects to our current time. This performance is a musical homage that explores the Sephardic roots of Carmen. It is said that Prosper Mérimée, the author of the novella that the opera Carmen is based on, was inspired to write the character based on a real-life Sephardic Jew, but made the character a gypsy as a more daring choice when it was written in the late 1800s.

On Saturday, April 13th, 6pm at the Center for the Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trl in Santa Fe and Sunday, April 14th, 3pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St in Albuquerque.

Information and tickets at operasouthwest.org.


Albuquerque Chamber Soloists Present:

Season Finale

Kevin Vigneau, oboe

Judith Gordon, piano 

Jesse Tatum, flute

Megan Holland, violin

Kimberly Fredenburgh, viola

James Holland, cello

Featured works:

Benjamin Britten, Phantasy Quartet for oboe and strings

Trevor Weston, Verve Music

Antonin Dvorak, Piano Trio in E Minor “Dumky”

Closing the season with an eclectic selection of music for winds, strings, and piano.

On Sunday, April 14th, 2pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with a pre-concert talk at 1:15pm. More information and tickets at abqcs.com.


Music for the Soul Presents:

Trio New Mexico

Keith Lemmons, Clarinet

Denise Turner, Bassoon 

Amy Greer, Piano

Featuring music of Massenet, Glinka, Muczynski and Goepfart

On Sunday, April 14th, 3pm with a reception at 2:30pm at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 367 State road 344 in Edgewood. There is no charge but donations are accepted.

Information at holycrossnm.org under our ministries, music for the soul.


Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble Presents:

Giving Voice to Our Song:  Music of Joy & Resilience

Dr. Linda Raney, Music Director 

Dana Wingrad, cello

Diana Sharpe, percussion

Dave Anderson, flute

Bill Epstein, piano 

Featured works:

Linda Studley and Marie-Claire Saindon, the Voyage

Abbie Betinis, A Blessing of Cranes

Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Regna Terrae, cantate deo

Hildegard von Bingen, Caritas Abundat

Now in their 43rd Season, SFWE presents their Spring Concert with uplifting works designed to help us stay strong in the face of adversity and tap into the joy within.

On Sunday, April 14th, 3pm at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave in Santa Fe. 

Information and tickets at sfwe.org.


Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents:

Northern Lights-Quatuor Ébène

Featured works:

Mozart, Quartet in D Major, K. 575

Alfred Schnittke, Quartet No. 3

Greig, Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27

The quartet is named after the wood “ebony,” a component of string instruments that “resists time and is a symbol of exotic cultures” (former cellist Raphael Merlin). The quartet isalso unique in their classical music background— and have led double lives as jazz, folk, and rock musicians. 

On Sunday, April 14th, 3pm at the St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace Ave in Santa Fe. 

More information and tickets at lensic.org.


Chamber Music Albuquerque Presents:

Junction Trio

Stefan Jackiw, violin

Jay Campbell, cello 

Conrad Tao, piano and composer

Featured works:

John Zorn, Ghosts

Charles Ives, Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano

Beethoven, Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 “Archduke”

Three renowned visionary artists of the next generation combine talents in this eclectic new piano trio. Violinist Stefan Jackiw, recognized for musicianship that combines poetry and purity with an impeccable technique, returns with pianist Conrad Tao and cellist Jay Campbell. 

On Sunday, April 14th, 3pm at the Simms Auditorium on the campus of Albuquerque Academy.

More information and tickets at chambermusicabq.com.


New Mexico Symphonic Chorus Presents:

Spring Concert

Matt Caine, guest conductor

Featured works:

Conte, Invocation and Dance

Haydn, Mass in D minor-“Lord Nelson Mass” 

This concert features esteemed guests from New Mexico Military Institute’s Concert Choir in appreciation of all service members.

On Sunday, April 14th, 3pm at First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle Blvd NE in Albuquerque.

More information and tickets at nmschorus.org.


Severall Friends Presents:

Monteverdi’s Venice

Emily Noel, soprano

David Felberg, Stephen Redfield, and Elizabeth Blumenstock, violins

Michael Leopold, lute

Mary Springfels, viola da gamba

Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord

From the soul-stirring notes of Monteverdi to the vibrant melodies of Castello and Marini, this concert promises an unforgettable journey through time.

On Sunday, April 14th, 4pm at the New Mexico School for the Arts, 500 Montezuma Ave in Santa Fe.

Information and a waitlist at severallfriends.org.


Chatter Presents: 

Chatter Cabaret

Baroque and neo-baroque music for clarinet and strings by Antonio Vivaldi, Heinrich Biber, and Alfred Schnittke. A virtuosic performance of chamber music in an intimate setting with table seating, a cash bar and bites provided by Slate Cafe. 

On Sunday, April 14th, 5pm at the Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Rd NW. 

More information and tickets at chatterabq.org.


Performance Santa Fe Presents:

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI

Jordi Savall, Director,Viola da gamba, soprano & baja

Xavier Díaz-Latorre, guitar & theorbo

Andrew Lawrence-King, double harp

Philipe Pierlot, Viole da gamba. soprano & bass

Xavier Puertas, Violone

David Mayoral, Percussion

This program features works by Giovanni Kapsberger, Emilio de’ Cavalieri, and Andrea Falconiero, performed by six musicians on historical instruments, including Savall himself on viola da gamba.

On Tuesday, April 16th, 7pm at the Lensic Center for the Performing Arts, 211 W. San Francisco in Santa Fe.

Information and reservations at lensic.org.


Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents:

Organ Recital Series—Recital III

David Solem, organ

Featured works: 

Paul Hindemith, Organ Sonata No. 1

Josef Rheinberger, Organ Sonata No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 132

David Solem has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory where he studied organ, harpsichord, piano, and flute as well as over 30 years of experience in liturgical music. He is the assistant organist at the First Presbyterian Church. He performs in the third installment of Santa Fe Pro Musica’s Organ Recital Series. This 40-minute concert has no charge to attend and is and open to the public.

On Wednesday, April 17th, 12pm in the St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace Ave in Santa Fe.

Information at sfpromusica.org.


UNM Music Department Presents:

Music of the Americas Series

Rodrigo Nefthali, guitar

The Music from the Americas series presents music by artists born or residing in the American continent. Nefthalí was born in Mexico City and studied at the Manuel M. Ponce Center for Musical Studies in the city of Aguascalientes and later with Víctor Pellegrini, in Guanajuato. He also studied in Barcelona. He has performed as a soloist with innumerable musical ensembles.

The performance is on Thursday, April 18th, 7:30pm in Keller Hall at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Tickets at the box office or unmtickets.com.


Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents:

Mozart’s Requiem with Thomas O’Connor

As part of the Discovery Series, RENESAN Institute for Lifelong Learning hosts Pro Musica Conductor Laureate Thomas O’Connor in a conversation about Mozart’s Requiem, a masterpiece shrouded in mystery.

On Thursday, April 18th, 10am at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trl in Santa Fe. 

Information and registration at sfpromusica.org.


 

The Levanta Institute Presents:

Musical Connections: Clarice and Sergio Assad in Concert

The multi-talented Clarice Assad will join her world-renowned father, Sergio Assad, for a remarkable performance that promises to be a unique experience. The evening will be a harmonious blend of their artistic voices, creating an atmosphere filled with beautiful music that transcends generations and celebrates the power of familial musical connections.

On Friday, April 19th, 7pm in Simms Auditorium at Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Wyoming Blvd NE. 

More information and tickets at aa.edu/levanta.


Performance Santa Fe Presents:

Takács Quartet and Julien Labro

Edward Dusinberre and Harumi Rhodes, violins

Richard O’Neill, viola

András Fejér, cello

with Julien Labro, bandoneon

This Grammy-award winning group infuses deep richness and fresh insight into each performance. Takács Quartet is joined by bandoneon player Julien Labro for two new commissions by Bryce Dessner and Clarice Assad for quintet. Takács closes the program with Ravel’s String Quartet, the composer’s first masterpiece.

On Friday, April 19th, 7:30pm in the St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace Ave in Santa Fe. 

Information and tickets at performancesantafe.org.


Festival Albuquerque Ballet Presents:

Billy the Kid & Other Tall Tales

A short ballet that tells the history of Billy the Kid, a dance performance called Blue Jean Blues, a children’s ballet called Southwest Folk Tails, and a performance of the 18th century one act ballet, Giselle. 

On Friday, April 19th & Saturday, April 20th, 7pm with an afternoon show on Saturday at 2pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St in Albuquerque. 

Information and tickets at festivalballetabq.org.


Chatter Presents

Chatter North & Chatter Sunday

Jesse Tatum, flute

Felix Fan, cello

Luke Gullickson, piano

Alexis Corbin & Hovey Corbin, percussion

With Carolyn Meyer, spoken word

Featured works:

Jean Sibelius, Sonatina in F-sharp minor, op. 67 no. 1

Kaija Saariaho, Mirrors

Linda Catlin Smith, Thought and Desire

Peter Garland, Palm Trees-Pine Trees

On Saturday, April 20th, 10:30am at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe and on Sunday, April 21st, 10:30am at 10:30am at 912 3rd St NW in Albuquerque.

More information and tickets at chatterabq.org.


Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble Presents:

Children & Youth Concert

A short interactive concert for children (ages 3 to 16) and their accompanying adults. Share an hour of joyful music featuring lively spring themes geared to young music lovers. 

On Saturday, April 20th, 3pm at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave in Santa Fe. There is no charge to attend but registration helps for planning the event. 

RSVP by April 16th with text or phone call to (505) 303-8648. Please give the family name and number of young people attending.

Information and registration at sfwe.org.


New Mexico Philharmonic Presents:

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini & The Rite of Spring

Roberto Minczuk, Music Director

Anna Dmytrenko, piano

Featured works:

Prokofiev, Scythian Suite

Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring

Welcoming back 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition second-prize winner Anna Dmytrenko for an exciting performance of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, a work used in many 20th-century ballets. 

On Saturday, April 20th, 6pm with a pre-concert talk at 5:15pm from KHFM’s Alexis Corbin at Popejoy Hall on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. 

Information and tickets at nmphil.org.


Taos Chamber Music Group Presents:

Taos School of Music on Tour

Featuring 

Nina Lee, cello (faculty and of the Brentano String Quartet) with students:

Tiffany Chang, violin 

Hannah Goldstick, violin  

Nicolas Perkins, viola

Elena Ariza, cello 

Featured works:

Haydn, String Quartet in D major, Op. 20, No. 4 

Schubert, Cello Quintet in C Major

Taos School of Music faculty and alumni in their first spring performance collaborating with Taos Chamber Music Group. Toas School of Music, for 60 summers has drawn elite, early-career musicians and prepared them to be artistic leaders to Taos. Today, alumni can be found in leading chamber music ensembles, orchestras, and teaching positions throughout the world.

On Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st, 5:30pm at Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux St in Taos. 

More information and tickets at taoschambermusicgroup.org.


Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble Presents:

Giving Voice to Our Song:  Music of Joy & Resilience

Dr. Linda Raney, Music Director 

Dana Wingrad, cello

Diana Sharpe, percussion

Dave Anderson, flute

Bill Epstein (pr. EPSTINE), piano 

Featured works:

Linda Studley and Marie-Claire Saindon, the Voyage

Abbie Betinis, A Blessing of Cranes

Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Regna Terrae, cantate deo

Hildegard von Bingen, Caritas Abundat

Now in their 43rd Season, SFWE presents their Spring Concert with uplifting works designed to help us stay strong in the face of adversity and tap into the joy within.

On Sunday, April 21st, 3pm at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave in Santa Fe. 

Information and tickets at sfwe.org.


Music at St. John’s Presents:

King’s Return

GRAMMY-nominated a cappella quartet, King’s Return, derives inspiration from gospel, jazz, R&B, soul, and classical singing. This ensemble has racked up more than ten million views of their performances on social media.

On Sunday, April 21st, 3pm at the St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona St NE in Albuquerque.

Information and tickets at musicatstjohns.org


Placitas Artist Series Presents:

Piano Among Friends: A Sonic Kaleidoscope with Strings & Flute

Judith Gordon, Host & Piano

Jesse Tatum, Flute

David Felberg & Elizabeth Young, violins

Felix Fan, cello

Featured works:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498, (Kegelstatt Trio) for violin, viola, and piano  III. Rondeaux: Allegretto

Claude Debussy, Sonata in d minor for Cello and Piano, L. 135 I. Prologue: Lent  II. Sérénade et Finale

Arnold Schoenberg, Phantasy for Violin with Piano Accompaniment, Op. 47

Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050, for flute, violin, keyboard, & strings, I. Allegro, II. Affettuoso, III. Allegro

On Sunday, April 21st, 3pm at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, Hwy 165 in Placitas. 

Information and tickets at placitasarts.org.


Los Alamos Concert Association Presents:

Canellakis-Brown Duo

Nicholas Canellakis, cello

Michael Stephen Brown, piano

Featured works:

Lukas Foss, Capriccio

Camille Saint-Saëns, Romance in F Major, op. 36

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano

Clara Schumann, Romance from Piano Concerto, op. 7

Claude Debussy, Beau Soir

Michael Stephen Brown, Spinning Song

Nicholas Canellakis, Romance à GF

Niccolò Paganini, Variations on a Theme by Rossini “Moses in Egypt”

Don Ellis (arr. Nicholas Cannelakis), Bulgarian Bulge

Long time friends, musicians, and composers return to Los Alamos to perform, featuring some works from their latest album release entitled (b)romance. 

On Sunday, April 21st, 3pm in Duane Smith Auditorium, 1300 Diamond Dr in Los Alamos. 

Information and tickets at losalamosconcert.org.


New Mexico Philharmonic Presents:

Musical Fiestas! Meet the Artist: Anna Dmytrenko

Anna Dmytrenko, piano

Presenting award-winning pianist Anna Dmytrenko, winner of the 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition  Audience Choice award, in a performance hosted by Dr. Ron Bronitsky at his North Valley arts-and-crafts-inspired home. Enjoy an afternoon of brilliant piano performance, dinner, and wine.

On Sunday, April 21st, 4pm. RSVP by April 18th.

Tickets available at nmphil.org.


Santa Fe Symphony Presents:

Oceana

Guillermo Figueroa, Music Director

Gabriel Martins, Cello

Featured works:

Handel, Water Music Suite in D Major

Jerod Tate, Chokfi’ (Rabbit) — Sarcasm for String Orchestra and Percussion

Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme

Wagner, Forest Murmurs (from Siegfried)

Stella Sung, Oceana

In Celebration of Earth Day and presented in partnership with WildEarth Guardians, ending with compelling multimedia visuals by filmmaker Annie Crowley.

On Sunday, April 21st, 4pm with a pre-concert talk at 3pm at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco in Santa Fe. 

Information and tickets at santafesymphony.org.

 

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