Sam McClung

5.26.24 ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL—Cultivating the Arts

“Santa Fe Pro Musica is also set to receive $20,000 from the NEA. According to Sam McClung, Santa Fe Pro Musica marketing manager, the funds will be used to support its season opening orchestra concert — “I Hear America Singing” — on Sept. 29.”—Adrian Gomez, Albuquerque Journal

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5.23.24 Santa Fe Pro Musica Awarded $20,000 From the NEA

We are excited to announce the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded Pro Musica $20,000 to support our Season Opening Orchestra Concert on Sunday, September 29 at 3 PM.

“Projects like Santa Fe Pro Musica’s Season Opening Orchestra Concert exemplify the creativity and care with which communities are telling their stories, creating connection, and responding to challenges and opportunities in their communities—all through the arts”—NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson

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5.22.24 OPERAWIRE Santa Fe Pro Musica Receives NEA Grant

“Santa Fe Pro Musica has received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). The grant will support the company’s opening concert “I Hear America Singing” on Sept. 29, 2024 at 3 p.m. at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.”—David Salazar, OperaWire

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5.21.24 Subscribe and Save on Baroque Holy Week

On April 12 and 13, 2025, the Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble, New Mexico’s pre-eminent historical instrument group, presents their Holy Week Concerts at the historic First Presbyterian Church on Grant Avenue. This concert will offer a multifaceted commemoration of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

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5.16.24 Subscribe and Save on Our Bach Festival

Join us from December 19 through 23 and 28 through 29 for Pro Musica’s annual Bach Festival. Why Bach? Because when one thinks of Bach, one thinks of the best. “Nearly 300 years after his death, Johann Sebastian Bach is still the gold standard in classical music” (BBC Culture Magazine). Experience Santa Fe Pro Musica’s Bach Festival and hear for yourself the spirtual and the earthy, the intellectual and the emotional, the glorious music of Bach!

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5.1.24 Subscribe and Save on Our Orchestra Series

“Each of our 5 orchestral programs features special guest soloists who have a composing practice as well as being virtuosic performers themselves. We kick the season off with the richly hued voice of the Mexican-born songstress Magos Herrera in a concert exploring music of the Americas old and new. Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh joins for a program with roots in the Italian Baroque alongside hypnotic Middle Eastern modes and rhythms. First lady of the pipa (Chinese lute), Wu Man helps us celebrate both lunar New Year and Mozart’s birthday. And we bring shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) master Kojiro Umezaki’s blending of Japanese tradition and modern technology” —Colin Jacobsen, violinist, composer, and Artistic Director

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4.21.24 ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL—Santa Fe Pro Musica to perform Mozart’s ‘Requiem’

“Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ is a choral masterpiece … [Thomas] O’Connor will lead the Santa Fe Pro Musica orchestra, Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico and four soloists through the composer’s final triumph on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center”—Kathaleen Roberts, Albuquerque Journal

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4.19.2024 PASATIEMPO—Reverance for a requiem

Click HERE to learn more about Mozart’s Requiem through interviews in today’s Pasatiempo with conductor laureate Thomas O’Connor, and principal basset horn player Jeffrey Brooks.

“Even though he didn’t finish it, the Requiem is the peak of Mozart’s sacred writing. He takes very small fragments of melodies, and he manipulates them, and turns them upside down and backwards, and uses them over and over throughout the piece, so all the sections are related.”—Thomas O’Connor, conductor laureate

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4.18.24 RICHARD EED’S SHOW—Interview with Thomas O’Connor

Click HERE to listen to Thomas O’Connor’s appearance on the Richard Eed’s Show. They discuss the Pro Musica Orchestra’s upcoming performances of Anna Clyne’s Within Her Arms and Mozart’s Requiem on April 27 and 28 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

“Anna Clyne’s piece is called Within Her Arms and it is a remeberance of her mother. I found it was a really good pairing for the Requiem. A requiem is a mass for the dead and Anna Clyne’s mother had passed away … it’s a very moving piece, theres an emotional connection there.”—Thomas O’Connor, Conductor Laureate.

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4.14.24 KSFR’s Deborah Begel interviews Conductor Laureate Thomas O’Connor

“Haydn said ‘if Mozart had written nothing else but his string quartets and his Requiem, this alone would have made him immortal.’ That’s what contemporary people thought of the Requiem. They recognized that it was an incredible work of genius.”—Thomas O’Connor, conductor laureate

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