Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:



Experience world-class Latin American and Latin Jazz standards right here in Santa Fe! As part of our 2018–2019 Concert Recital Series, The Symphony is thrilled to present Latin GRAMMY Award-winning flutist Nestor Torres, distinguished violinist and pianist Mariano Morales, and PIKANTE! Fusing symphonic works for orchestra with arrangements for Salsa and Latin Jazz bands, this fantastic six-piece ensemble will be performing original works by Puerto Rican arrangers and composers Nestor Torres and Mariano Morales. We dedicate this concert to the people of Puerto Rico. LOCATION: St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art MUSICIANS: Nestor Torres—Composer, arranger, and flutist Mariano Morales—Composer, arranger, pianist, and violinist PIKANTE Yosmel Montejo, Bass Josiel Perez, Trumpet Camilo Quiñones, Congas Arnaldo Acosta, Drums

The Symphony Presents <br>Handel's <em>Messiah</em>
Feel the power and glory of Handel's Messiah! This acclaimed annual performance, under the baton of Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa, is our official start of the holiday season. Featuring the full Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, with choral direction by Carmen Flórez-Mansi, and guest soloists: soprano HaIley Clarke, mezzo-soprano Daryl Freedman, tenor John Tiranno, and bass-baritone Joseph Beutel, this frequently sold-out program is not to be missed. FREE preview talk one hour before the concert!
Sat 11/17/18 7:00PM Lensic Performing Arts Center The Symphony Presents
Handel's Messiah
Sun 11/18/18 4:00PM Lensic Performing Arts Center The Symphony Presents
Handel's Messiah


Christmas Treasures
Don’t miss our annual Christmas Pops concert at The Lensic, led by Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa, and featuring a special side-by-side performance with The Santa Fe Youth Symphony! This highly anticipated concert brings you holiday favorites the entire family will enjoy.
Sun 12/9/18 4:00PM Lensic Performing Arts Center The Santa Fe Symphony:
Christmas Treasures


Christmas Eve Concert
What better way to spend Christmas Eve than with The Santa Fe Symphony and the dynamic Anderson & Roe Piano Duo! Don't miss this world-class performance featuring the four talented hands of Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson, plus the phenomenal talent of our Symphony Orchestra. HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks WEBER Overture to Oberon, J.306 POULENC Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in D Minor Anderson & Roe Piano Duo ANDERSON & ROE Carmen Fantasy, based on themes from Bizet’s Carmen Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Mon 12/24/18 5:00PM Lensic Performing Arts Center The Santa Fe Symphony:
Christmas Eve Concert with Anderson & Roe Piano Duo


The Symphony String Quintet
Don’t miss the first of our 2018-2019 Concert Recital Series, now in its third and highly-anticipated year. Since 2016, we have been presenting more intimate opportunities to share the experience of great music with a select few of our phenomenally talented guest artists. This season, three Concert Recitals will feature world-famous performers in stunning solo or ensemble performances at St. Francis Auditorium, before or after their appearance with the full Symphony Orchestra. On October 14, experience world-class Latin American and Latin Jazz standards right here in Santa Fe as we present a LATIN JAZZ CONCERT featuring GRAMMY Award-winning flutist Nestor Torres; distinguished violinist and pianist Mariano Morales; and the Latin Jazz band PIKANTE. This fantastic six-piece Latin Jazz ensemble will be performing original compositions and arrangements by Nestor Torres and Mariano Morales, both from Puerto Rico, ranging from symphonic works for orchestra to arrangements for Salsa and Latin Jazz bands. MUSICIANS:: Nestor Torres—Composer, arranger, and flutist Mariano Morales—Composer, arranger, pianist, and violinist PIKANTE Yosmel Montejo, Bass Josiel Perez, Trumpet Camilo Quiñones, Congas Arnaldo Acosta, Drums
Sun 1/20/19 2:00PM NM Museum of Art The Santa Fe Symphony: String Quintet


Adolphe, Williams & Mahler
The Symphony’s Concertmaster, David Felberg, takes center stage to perform Bruce Adolphe’s Concerto for Violin, an extremely passionate and lyrical retelling of the life of “Joachim Prinz.” To follow, one of the most well-known and emotionally entrancing melodies in film history will captivate you—Williams’s beloved theme from Schindler’s List. And finally, the luminous soprano voice of Mary Wilson will fill the hall when she joins us for Mahler’s wondrous Symphony No. 4. Adolphe Concerto for Violin “I Will Not Remain Silent,” David Felberg, Violin Williams Theme from Schindler’s List Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G Major, Mary Wilson, Soprano
Sun 2/17/19 4:00PM Lensic Performing Arts Center The Santa Fe Symphony:
Adolphe, Williams & Mahler


Drew Petersen, Piano
The third of our 2018–2019 Concert Recital series features the gold-medal winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards, Christel DeHaan Fellow, and Steinway Artist Drew Petersen. We are thrilled to present this prodigious 24-year-old pianist for an evening of piano works by master composers Schubert and Chopin. Sought-after as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, Drew is the recipient of a coveted 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant. His decorated young career also includes prizes in the Leeds and Hilton Head International Piano Competitions, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, and the New York Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition.
Thu 3/7/19 7:00PM NM Museum of Art The Santa Fe Symphony:
Pianist Drew Petereson in Recital


Adams, Mozart, Dvorak
Just weeks after Drew Petersen's solo appearance at St. Francis Auditorium, he returns to join the full Orchestra on The Lensic stage! This spectacular program opens with The Chairman Dances, an exuberant and lush work by one of America’s most admired and respected composers, John Adams. Praised for his "commanding and poetic interpretations," Drew Petersen will then dazzle us with Mozart's masterful Piano Concerto No. 20. In conclusion, Dvorák’s magnificent Symphony No. 7 will keep you on the edge of your seat. Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Society in 1884, this ambitious work has been considered by many to be the pinnacle of Dvorák’s achievement as a composer. ADAMS The Chairman Dances MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K466 Drew Petersen, Piano Dvorák Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, op. 70
Sun 3/17/19 4:00PM Lensic Performing Arts Center The Santa Fe Symphony:
Adams, Mozart, Dvorak


Mozart & Brahms
World-renowned Guest Conductor Dante Anzolini leads The Symphony for Mozart’s enchanting Symphony No. 29—described as having the perfect Classical balance between grace and energy—and Brahms’s “A German Requiem,” an extraordinarily rich body of work which may very well be the most comforting, humane requiem ever written. Inspired by the death of his mother, this incredible masterwork will be brought to life by the full Symphony and Chorus led by Choral Director Carmen Fl?rez-Mansi; the Eastern New Mexico Chamber Choir led by Jason Paulk; soprano Devon Guthrie, and bass-baritone Joseph Beutel.
Sun 4/14/19 4:00PM Lensic Performing Arts Center The Santa Fe Symphony:
Mozart & Brahms


Season Finale 2018-2019
In honor of the 150 year anniversary of master composer Hector Berlioz's death, our Season Finale presents an epic program that begins when Maestro Guillermo Figueroa hands over the baton to Concertmaster David Felberg and takes up his violin to perform Berlioz's Rêverie et Caprice. Maestro Figueroa returns to the podium to lead The Symphony for one of Berlioz's most extraordinarily dramatic solo cantatas—La mort de Cléopâtre (“The Death of Cleopatra”), composed in 1829. Mezzo-soprano Rebecca Robinson graces us with her “darkly pretty voice” for the solo in this gorgeously romantic work, which was not widely heard until approximately 40 years ago. Our 35th Anniversary Season Finale concludes with Berlioz's most celebrated work, Symphonie Fantastique. Written for large orchestra when he was just 26 years old and already famous, this brilliant piece premiered in Paris on December 5, 1830, and won him a reputation as one of the most progressive composers of the era. Through its movements, it tells the story of an artist's self-destructive passion for a beautiful woman. The symphony describes his obsession and dreams, tantrums and moments of tenderness, and visions of suicide and murder, ecstasy and despair. Rêverie et Caprice, op.8 for Violin & Orchestra Guillermo Figueroa, Violin La mort de Cléopâtre Rebecca Robinson, Mezzo Soprano Symphonie fantastique op. 144
Sat 5/18/19 7:00PM Lensic Performing Arts Center The Santa Fe Symphony:
Berlioz Festival
Sun 5/19/19 4:00PM Lensic Performing Arts Center The Santa Fe Sympony:
Berlioz Festival