Santa Fe Pro Musica in the News

Pasatiempo | November 5, 2021
A Local Plum with Colorado Roots

Mark Tiaks

Mark Tiarks reviews the Dover Quartet with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott and the world premiere of Chris Rogerson’s Dream Sequence

“It’s the kind of substantial new work that we don’t often hear during the traditional concert season, so kudos to Pro Musica for programming it.”

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Pasatiempo | September 24, 2021
Santa Fe Pro Musica emerges from hibernation

Mark Tiarks

“Santa Fe Pro Musica ends its self-imposed 18-month hibernation by unveiling new artistic director and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, who is making her first performing appearance in that role…”

“A new executive director, Andrea Cassutt, who comes to the group after five years as executive director of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony, also joins the organization.”

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Los Alamos Daily Post | August 19, 2021
Santa Fe Pro Musica Introduces New ED Andrea Cassutt

Carol A. Clark

“Santa Fe Pro Musica will introduce its new executive director to audiences Sept. 25-26 at its Season Opening orchestra performances.
Andrea Cassutt is a long-time resident of Santa Fe, contributing her wide-ranging talents and radiant energy in multiple ways to our community.”

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Creative Vitality | October 7, 2020
Top 10 Music Cities


“Another venue that attracts national touring musicians to the area is Santa Fe Pro Musica, which brings together outstanding musicians to inspire and educate audiences of all ages through the performance of great music.”

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Pasatiempo | May 15, 2020
Pro Musica's Delicate Balance

Mark Tiarks

“…striking a delicate balance of enthusiasm, empathy, reassurance, and flexibility…”

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Pasatiempo | May 1, 2020
The McDermott Moonshot: Santa Fe Pro Musica’s foray into all-female leadership

Mark Tiarks

“We took a moonshot, and we got lucky.” That’s how Thomas O’Connor, Santa Fe Pro Musica’s co-founder and music director, describes the selection of renowned pianist Anne-Marie  McDermott as the group’s artistic director designate.

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Santa Fe Pro Musica Season Opener

Pasatiempo Review
September 27, 2019
Pro Musica delivers solid season opener

Mark Tiarks reviews Pro Musica’s 2019-20 Season Opening Concert

Beethoven shocked the audience when his revolutionary Symphony No. 3 premiered in 1805: Attendees reportedly yelled insults such as, “I’ll pay more money if this thing will only stop!” Most of the critics were no kinder, far preferring the piece with which it was coupled, a symphony by Anton Eberl. “Shrill and complicated,” a reviewer wrote of the Beethoven at the time. From others: “The endless duration … exhausts even connoisseurs”; “bizarre”; and “long, very long, and contrived, very contrived.”composers.

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Santa Fe Pro Musica Thomas O'Connor

Pasatiempo | April 26, 2019
A change is gonna come; Pro Musica’s Thomas O’Connor passes the baton

Marc Shulgold interviews Thomas O’Connor about what’s next

It sounds overly dramatic to say that Santa Fe Pro Musica has reached a critical turning point. Except that it’s true. “It’s a big moment for us,” executive director Elizabeth Harcombe said. “Things will be changing.”

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