Santa Fe Pro Musica (2022)
Santa Fe Pro Musica presents the St. Lawrence String Quartet (“a model for what the modern-day string quartet should be”—CBC) at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on March 27, performing the music of Mozart, Korngold, and Franck. Read on to learn more about the ensemble.
Santa Fe Pro Musica’s String Works Series continues this Sunday, March 6 at the Lensic, with an enticing program of music by Béla Bartók, Adolphus Hailstork, and Claude Debussy. Read about the pieces on the program.
with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott
Santa Fe Pro Musica presents the Borromeo String Quartet (“simply the best”—Boston Globe) on March 6 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, performing quartets by Adolphus Hailstork and Claude Debussy. Pro Musica’s artistic director Anne-Marie McDermott will join the ensemble for Béla Bartók’s Quintet in C Major for Piano and Strings.
The String Works Series continues this Saturday, February 19 at 7 PM in St. Francis Auditorium with a concert featuring the Balourdet Quartet (Ba-LOOR-day) performing works by Mozart, Stravinsky, Nina C. Young, and Brahms. This young quartet was formed in 2018 at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston and is currently in residence at the New England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet Program in Boston.
This Sunday Santa Fe Pro Musica presents the internationally acclaimed Castalian String Quartet performing works of Mozart, Janáček, and Schubert, in St. Francis Auditorium. In addition to their performance, the ensemble will present a Lecture and Demonstration in the morning (free and open to the public) and will be joining us for an Artist Dinner at Santacafé after their performance (reservations are required through the Pro Musica box office). Come spend the day with us!
There are four extraordinary string quartet concerts to look forward to in our 2021–22 String Works Series. Subscribe to the series through the Pro Musica box office and save 5%. Add the Diderot String Quartet’s Holy Week performance to your subscription and save 10% with a Create-Your-Own subscription package.
Mark Tiarks previews Pro Musica’s Winter Orchestra Concert and the premiere of The History of Red by Reena Esmail.
“We wanted to create something deep and profound,” Esmail says, “but also accessible for younger singers to perform. Young people coming into the classical music world these days are asking all these fundamental questions, and I wanted to have something that would be an opportunity for them.”
Join us at the Lensic this weekend as David Felberg conducts the Pro Musica Orchestra in performances of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in B-Flat Major, K. 450, featuring Pro Musica’s artistic director Anne-Marie McDermott, Mendelssohn’s exhilarating “Italian” Symphony, and the eagerly anticipated world’s live premiere of Reena Esmail‘s The History of Red. Watch on YouTube as Guest Conductor David Felberg chats about the Winter Orchestra Concert.
To learn more about the music on the program, join us one hour before each Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra concert at the Lensic for lively interviews with our guest artists, included with your ticket purchase. Conductor David Felberg and composer Reena Esmail will host Meet the Music for the upcoming Winter Orchestra Concerts. Come curious!
David Felberg, conductor, performs throughout the Southwest as a violin soloist, in recitals, chamber music, and orchestral concerts. Anne-Marie McDermott, piano, is a consummate artist who balances a versatile career as a performer, recording artist, and arts administrator. Recognized for her “lovely tone and easy agility” (San Francisco Classical Voice), soprano Kathryn Mueller has three GRAMMY nominations and performs across the US. See a video clip to meet each of our guest artists.
January 29 and 30 at the Lensic, David Felberg conducts the Pro Musica Orchestra in the world’s live premiere of Reena Esmail’s The History of Red, Mozart’s Piano Concerto in B-Flat Major—featuring pianist Anne-Marie McDermott—and Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony.
Sign up for Santa Fe Pro Musica’s free youth concerts, recorded live at the Lensic. Every season the Pro Musica Orchestra performs a series of Youth Concerts at the Lensic for thousands of local students, introducing them to the excitement of live classical music. These 40-minute concerts are free to public, private, and homeschooled students.
There’s still time to make a tax deductible donation to Santa Fe Pro Musica. Our 40th anniversary season is in full swing! As 2021 draws to a close, we’re looking forward even further. With our new artistic director Anne-Marie McDermott, we’re planning exciting new ventures with world-renowned artists, and your donation makes it all possible.
On December 29 and 30 in historic St. Francis Auditorium, the Santa Fe Pro Musica continues the season’s musical offerings with performances of orchestral works by the baroque masters. This 18-member ensemble, led by violinist Colin Jacobsen (“one of the most interesting figures on the classical music scene,” Washington Post), opens the concerts with Telemann’s rollicking Burlesque de Don Quixote, complete with musical representations of windmills, donkeys, damsels, and dreams. Pro Musica’s concertmaster Stephen Redfield joins Mr. Jacobsen for Bach’s beloved Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, and the concert concludes with Vivaldi’s wondrous The Four Seasons.