Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


Season Opener 2018-2019
Praised by The Baltimore Sun for her “impeccable technique, deeply expressive phrasing, and poetic weight,” Sirena Huang is one of her generation’s most celebrated violinists. Performing the famous and exquisite “Bach Double,” this 2017 winner of the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition will be joined by none other than Elmar Oliveira, the first violinist to ever receive the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and the only American violinist to win the Gold Medal at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky International Competition in 1978. Then, Sirena Huang takes center stage to showcase her supreme talent with Barber’s spellbinding Violin Concerto, so technically challenging in the final movement that Barber himself described it as “unplayable.” And finally, Tchaikovsky’s most celebrated masterpiece, his intensely personal and final symphony, the passionate Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique.”Arvo Pärt connects the dots between Classical and Romantic in this exceptional program which opens with what many consider one of the finest in the string quintet repertoire, Mozart’s remarkable 515—among the very greatest of his chamber music masterpieces. Then, transforming us to another realm is Pärt’s enigmatic Summa for String Quartet, originally written for a capella voices. And in finale, Mendelssohn. Recognized as nineteenth-century’s “Second Mozart,” we round out the afternoon with his magically passionate String Quintet No. 2.
Sun 9/16/18 4:00PM Lensic Performing Arts Center The Santa Fe Symphony: Season Opener


Musica Hispana
Four-time Latin GRAMMY® nominee and 2001 GRAMMY® winner Nestor Torres joins The Symphony in embarking on a journey from the rhythms of Spain to the melodies of Argentina. Performing Ginastera’s Variacones concertantes, op. 23, a metamorphose, concerto-like composition with an Argentinian accent, and featuring Mariano Morales's Concerto for Flute—a showcase of the flute in a mixture of Western European Music traditions with tropical rhythms and Jazz harmonies—a perfect fit for Nestor Torres’s eclectic virtuosity and sensibility and featuring Mariano Morales's Concerto for Flute, a New Mexico premiere showcasing the flute in a mixture of Western European Music traditions with tropical rhythms and Jazz harmonies—the perfect fit for Nestor Torres’s eclectic virtuosity and sensibility.
Sun 10/14/18 4:00PM Lensic Performing Arts Center The Santa Fe Symphony:
Musica Hispana


Latin Jazz Concert
Experience world-class Latin American and Latin Jazz standards right here in Santa Fe! As part of our 2018-2019 Concert Recital Series, we are thrilled to 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. LOCATION: St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art
Thu 10/18/18 7:00PM NM Museum of Art The Santa Fe Symphony:
Latin Jazz Concert


The Symphony Presents <br>Handel's <em>Messiah</em>
Feel the power and glory of Handel’s Messiah, featuring the full Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus led by Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa. Included in the lineup this year, are guest soloists Hailey Clark, soprano; Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano; John Tiranno, tenor; and Joseph Beutel, bass-baritone. First performed in 1742, this musical masterpiece by George Frideric Handel has become one of the world’s most beloved musical works and a musicale rite of the holiday season. After many years of sold-out Messiah performances, we continue to offer this baroque-era oratorio on Saturday and Sunday. 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, your 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, the phenomenal talent of our symphony musicians, and Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa. With Billboard chart-topping albums, Emmy-nominated music videos, and an extensive international touring schedule, the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society. HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks WEBER Overture to Oberon, J.306 POULENC Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in D Minor 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
Symphony Concertmaster David Felberg, takes the stage with violin in hand to perform the extremely passionate and lyrical retelling of Adolphe’s “Joachim Prinz,” a violin concerto based on the life of Joachim Prinz, followed by the beloved theme from Adam’s Schindler’s List, and the luminous soprano voice of Mary Wilson singing Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.

Sun 2/17/19 4:00PM Lensic Performing Arts Center The Santa Fe Symphony:
Adolphe, Williams & Mahler


Adams, Mozart, Dvorak
The Symphony calls forth the spring with three greats ... Mozart, Adams & Dvorák. Join Maestro Guillermo Figueroa as he takes us through Adams’s “Foxtrot for Orchestra,” a fanciful and profound account of the 1972 visit to China by President Richard Nixon, followed by Mozart’s masterful Piano Concerto No. 20 featuring the prodigious 24-year-old pianist Drew Petersen, winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards and the Christel DeHaan Fellowship of the American Pianists Association. Closing this afternoon of great music will be Dvorák’s magnificent Symphony No. 7, what many consider to be the pinnacle of his achievement as a composer.
Sun 3/17/19 4:00PM Lensic Performing Arts Center The Santa Fe Symphony:
Adams, Mozart, Dvorak


Brahms Requiem
Under the baton of renowned Guest Conductor Dante Anzolini, The Symphony Orchestra will perform works by two of our greatest composers! Starting off this afternoon of great music will be Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201, an enchanting composition which has been described as having the perfect Classical balance between grace and energy. Then, an extraordinarily rich body of work which may very well be the most comforting, humane requiem ever written. Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, “A German Requiem.” Brahms was only in his 30’s when he wrote this choral masterwork, inspired by the death of his mother, and it will be brought to life by the full Symphony Orchestra & Chorus under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa,and will feature soprano Devon Guthrie, bass-baritone Joseph Beutel; Choral Director Carmen Flórez-Mansi, and the Eastern New Mexico Chamber Choir under the direction of Jason Paulk.
Sun 4/14/19 4:00PM Lensic Performing Arts Center The Santa Fe Symphony:
Brahms Requiem


Season Finale 2018-2019
In honor of the 150 year anniversary of Hector Berlioz, our Season Finale takes on his most celebrated works with an epic program at The Lensic! This afternoon of great music begins when Maestro Figueroa hands over the baton to Concertmaster David Felberg and takes up his "Figueroa Strad" to perform Berlioz's masterful Rêverie et Caprice, op.8, for Violin and Orchestra. Then, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Robinson, praised for her “darkly pretty voice,” joins us for a performance of Berlioz's lush and dramatic La mort de Cléopâtr. And finlly, 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. 14
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