Concert News

Performance Calendar for May 25 -June 16, 2024

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


 

Chatter Presents

Chatter North & Chatter Sunday

Elizabeth Young, violin

Emily Brausa, cello

Teddy Robie, piano

Luke Johnson, spoken word (ABQ)

Wayne Lee, spoken word (SF)

Featured works:

Carlos Simon, be still and know

Bedřich Smetana, Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15

On Saturday, May 25th, 10:30am at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe and on Sunday, May 26th, 10:30am at 912 3rd St NW in Albuquerque. The Sunday performance is pay what you wish and is made possible by support from the city of Albuquerque Department of Arts and Culture.

More information and tickets at chatterabq.org


UNM Music Department Presents:

Dr. Christopher Wagner Faculty Recital

On Saturday, May 25th, 7:30pm in Keller Hall on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. 

Tickets at unmtickets.com or the box office


Santa Fe Concert Band Presents:
Memorial Day Concert
The Santa Fe Concert Band continues a community musical tradition dating from 1865, by participating in civic occasions and offering public concerts for everyone at no charge, ensuring that music is integral to the life of our community. The Santa Fe Concert Band welcomes amateur and professional volunteer musicians who together experience the joy of music through regular rehearsals and performances.
The Memorial Day Concert is on Monday, May 27th, 4pm at Federal Park in Santa Fe. santafeconcertband.org.


First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe Presents:

TGIF Series

Folias Duo, flute and guitar

Whether you’re ending your week or starting your weekend, every Friday evening First Presbyterian Church invites neighbors and visitors from all over the world to the sanctuary to enjoy a short concert (30-45 minutes) of music: organ, voice and piano, choral, chamber music, solo instrumental, jazz, and more.

On Friday, May 31st, 5:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave in Santa Fe. information at fpcsantafe.org.


Chatter Presents

Chatter North & Chatter Sunday

John Tiranno, tenor

Jesse Tatum, flute

Jeff Brooks, clarinet

Maria Long, horn

Amy Huzjak, cello

Luke Gullickson,piano

Lauren Camp, spoken word (ABQ)

Miriam Sagan, spoken word (SF)

Featured works:

Timo Andres, Steady Gaze

L.v. Beethoven, Cello Sonata no. 4 in C major, op. 102 no. 1

Eric Malmquist, Fatherhood (world premiere!)

On Saturday, June 1st, 10:30am at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe and on Sunday, June 2nd, 10:30am at 912 3rd St NW in Albuquerque. More information and tickets at chatterabq.org


Chamber Music Albuquerque Presents:

Ying Quartet

Robin Scott, Violin

Janet Ying, Violin

Phillip Ying, Viola

David Ying, Cello

Featured works:
Ned Rorem, String Quartet No. 3

Bela Bartok, Quartet No. 2

Antonin Dvorak, Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 “American”

The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Now in its third decade, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications. 

On Sunday, June 2nd, 4pm at Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana Blvd NE in Albuquerque. 

Tickets at chambermusicabq.com.


Taos Opera Guild Presents:

Spring Annual Gala

Annual entertainment and dinner gala. Dinner will be catered by CJ Bernal of Dawn Butterfly Cafe from Taos Pueblo. Dinner will feature local and native foods and ingredients. Music will be provided by the Taos Opera Institute and a special guest. There will be a raffle featuring wines, dinners, a Pavarotti collectable and other items. 

On Tuesday, June 4th, 5-8pm at 210 Ledoux St in Taos. Tickets and information at taosoperaguild.wildapricot.org.


Opus OP Arts and Education  & The Santa Fe Opera Present:

Opera Basics: Der Rosenkavalier, by Richard Strauss, libretto by Hugo von Hoffmannsthal

In this achingly beautiful, hauntingly rich opera, Richard Strauss’ music has as much to say as Hugo von Hoffmansthal’s brilliant libretto. Explore the extraordinarily tight relationship between the text and the music, as well as the themes, plot and characters, and take a peek at Bruno Ravella’s new production of this timeless classic. Along the way, you’ll learn about the building blocks of opera. 

On Friday, June 7th, 5:30-7pm at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St in Santa Fe. There is no charge for this event. More information at oliverprezant.com.


First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe Presents:

TGIF Series

Geoffrey Schepps, cello

Edwin Light, piano

Whether you’re ending your week or starting your weekend, every Friday evening First Presbyterian Church invites neighbors and visitors from all over the world to the sanctuary to enjoy a short concert (30-45 minutes) of music: organ, voice and piano, choral, chamber music, solo instrumental, jazz, and more.

On Friday, June 7th, 5:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave in Santa Fe. information at fpcsantafe.org.


New Mexico Performing Arts Society Presents:

Music of Spain:  the Art of Zarzuela

Franz Vote, artistic director and pianist

Jennifer Perez, soprano

Esther Moses, soprano

André García-Nuthmann, tenor

José Apodaca, baritone

Javier Ortiz, bass

Linda Marianiello, narrator

Linda Marianiello, NMPAS executive director, says ,“Solo vocal music is accompanied by choral and orchestral settings that alternate with dialogue. Zarzuela also incorporates folk tales and dance into a most enjoyable art form that especially resonates with audiences here in New Mexico.” 

On Friday, June 7th, 7pm and Sunday, June 9th, 5:30pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 50 Mt. Carmel Rd in Santa Fe. Information and tickets at nmpas.org.


Chatter Presents:

Late Works

Ryan Meyer, dulcimer

David Felberg, violin

Jesse Tatum, flute

Judith Gordon and Luke Gullickson piano

Jeff Cornelius, Alexis Corbin, Ben Irons, Hovey Corbin, Diana Sharpe, and Alan Zimmerman, percussion

Featured works:

Lou Harrison, Solo for Anthony Cirone

Ryan Meyer, Sheet of Glass & Rainbow Body

Jody Diamond, Kenong

Joseph Byrd, Animals

Luke Gullickson, Wolf Moon

Dewa Alit, Ameriki

On Friday, June 7th, 9pm at 912 3rd St NW in Albuquerque. Information and tickets at chatterabq.com.


Severall Friends (Early Music in the High Desert) Presents:

Market Music

Back by popular demand returning for its second season, providing live performances of Baroque chamber music near the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market on selected summer Saturdays. 

On Saturday, June 8th, 12pm at New Mexico School for the Arts, 500 Montezuma Ave in Santa Fe. severallfriends.org.


Chatter Presents

Chatter North & Chatter Sunday

Carmelo De Los Santos and David Felberg, violin

Kim Fredenburgh, viola

Christoph Wagner, cello

With Matthew Brown, spoken word

Featured works:

Caroline Shaw, Blueprint

L.v. Beethoven, String Trio in C minor, op. 9 no. 3

On Saturday, June 8th, 10:30am at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe and on Sunday, June 9th, 10:30am at 912 3rd St NW in Albuquerque. More information and tickets at chatterabq.org.


Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble Presents:

Together Again! 

The fourth collaboration with the Durango Women’s Choir and will feature performances, singly and jointly, exploring the breadth of music written for women’s voices.

On Sunday, June 9th, 2pm at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave in Santa Fe. It is a community concert at no charge but donations are accepted. Information at sfwe.org.


Concordia Santa Fe Presents:

(re)creation

Dr. Emily Moss, conductor

Wind Orchestra

In its second concert of 2024 the 40-member ensemble will perform works by Aaron Copland, Paul Dooley, David Gillingham, H. Owen Reed, Kathryn Salfelder, and Viet Cuong.

 On Sunday, June 9th, 2pm in St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace Ave in Santa Fe. There is no charge for this event but donations are gratefully accepted at the door. 

More information at concordiasantafe.org.


Opus OP Arts and Education Presents:

Discovering the Music of Paintings

Oliver Prezant, conductor & educator

Carla Kountoupes, violin

Jerry Weimer, clarinet

Katie Harlow, cello

An interactive exploration of an evocative, abstract painting by acclaimed artist Diana Shomaker. Share thoughts and feelings about aspects of line, shape, color, texture, and the mood of the painting, which Oliver and the musicians will turn into music. By the end of the program, the painting will be used as a musical score as an original musical piece based on the audience’s impressions of the painting. 

On Sunday, June 9th, 3pm with a pre-event reception at 2pm in the fellowship hall of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 7 Paseo De San Antonio Rd in Placitas. This event is a fundraiser for the Placitas Artists Series. Tickets and information at oliverprezant.com.


Albuquerque Concert Band Presents:

A concert of small ensemble performances including members, friends, and colleagues of the band. The summer concert series has performances every other Wednesday June through August.

On Wednesday, June 12th, 7pm at the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE in Albuquerque.

There is no charge for this event. Information at abqband.org.


First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe Presents:

TGIF Series

Eternal Summer Symphony Orchestra

Whether you’re ending your week or starting your weekend, every Friday evening First Presbyterian Church invites neighbors and visitors from all over the world to the sanctuary to enjoy a short concert (30-45 minutes) of music: organ, voice and piano, choral, chamber music, solo instrumental, jazz, and more.

On Friday, June 14th, 5:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave in Santa Fe. information at fpcsantafe.org.


Chatter Presents

Chatter North & Chatter Sunday

David Felberg, violin & conductor

Jeff Cornelius, Alexis Corbin, Hovey Corbin, Ben Irons, Diana Sharpe, and Alan Zimmerman, percussion

TBA, spoken word (SF)

Jessica Helen Lopez (ABQ)

Featured works:

Luke Gullickson, Wolf Moon

Lou Harrison, La Koro Sutro

On Saturday, June 15th, 10:30am at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe and on Sunday, June 16th, 10:30am at 912 3rd St NW in Albuquerque. More information and tickets at chatterabq.org.


The Lensic Performing Arts Center Presents:

Rhapsody in Blue, 100 Years of George Gershwin

On the 100th anniversary of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, the pulsing rhythm and bustling spirit of 1920s New York come to life at the Lensic’s annual gala! The gala is the largest fundraiser for the Lensic’s robust education programs, which reach over 13,000 students annually. 

On Saturday, June 15th, 6pm at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 201 W San Francisco St in Santa Fe. Tickets and information at lensic.org.


Friends of Cathedral Music Presents:

The Chasqui Quartet

Haydn, Op. 76 No. 1 in G Major “Jack-in-the-box” 

Jessie Montgomery, Voodoo Dolls 

Gabriela Lena Frank, Leyendas

Paul Wiancko, Maniacal Swing

Each of these pieces subverts expectations and exhibits its composer’s “out of the box” thinking.

On Sunday, June 16th, 3pm at the Cathedral of St. John, 318 Silver Ave SW in Albuquerque. There is no charge for full-time students with an ID. Information and tickets at fcmabq.org.


Santa Fe Concert Band Presents:

Father’s Day Concert

The Santa Fe Concert Band continues a community musical tradition dating from 1865, by participating in civic occasions and offering public concerts for everyone at no charge, ensuring that music is integral to the life of our community. The Santa Fe Concert Band welcomes amateur and professional volunteer musicians who together experience the joy of music through regular rehearsals and performances.

The Father’s Day Concert is on Sunday, June 16th, 4pm at Federal Park in Santa Fe. santafeconcertband.org.


Classical Sound Santa Fe Presents:

Artisan Piano Quartet

Patrice Calixte, violin

Bruce Williams, viola

Douglas Harvey, cello

Toby Blumenthal, piano

Mozart, Piano Quartet in E flat Major, KV 493

Robert Schumann, Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Opus 47

On Sunday, June 16th, 4pm at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant St in Santa Fe. There is no charge for this event but donations are appreciated. classicalsound.org.


Chamber Music Albuquerque Presents:

Trio Valtorna

Ida Kavafian, violin

David Jolley, French horn

Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Featured works:

Johannes Brahms, Horn Trio Op. 40

John Harbison, Twilight Music for horn, violin, & piano

Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor Op. 30 #2

Bringing together the gifts of three internationally recognized artists, Trio Valtorna formed in 2011. Highlights for Trio Valtorna’s recent seasons include performances with the Coastal Concerts series, Birmingham Chamber Music Society, Chamber on the Mountain and the Auburn Chamber Music Society.

On Sunday, June 16th, 4pm at Simms Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Academy NE in Albuquerque. Tickets and information at chambermusicabq.com.


 

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