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St Lawrence String Quartet Portrait

03.08.22 | St. Lawrence String Quartet

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.

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Castalian String Quartet

02.08.22 | The Castalian String Quartet

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!

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Balourdet String Quartet

02.14.22 | The Balourdet String Quartet

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.

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Borromeo String Quartet

02.23.22 | Borromeo String Quartet

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.

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Borromeo Quartet Portrait

03.02.22 | Meet the Music: Borromeo String Quartet

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.

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String Quartet Subscriptions Available

02.03.22 | String Quartets: Subscribe and Save

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.

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David Felberg YouTube Concert Chat

01.26.22 | Winter Orchestra Chat

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.

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Tom O'Connor Educating Orchestra Audience Santa Fe NM

01.19.22 | Meet the Music

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!

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David Felberg Conductor

01.13.22 | Meet the Guest Artists

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.

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Scene of campfire at mountain lake in winter

01.06.22 | Fiery Winter Orchestra

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 RedMozart’s Piano Concerto in B-Flat Major—featuring pianist Anne-Marie McDermott—and Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony.

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Youth Concert Lensic Santa Fe NM

01.04.22 | Youth Concert Series

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.

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Baroque Concert in Loretto Chapel Santa Fe NM

12.28.21 | Support Great Music

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.

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12.15.21 | Vivaldi's Four Seasons

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.

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12.08.21 | Baroque Christmas

Start your seasonal celebrations with one of Santa Fe’s most popular traditions: A Baroque Christmas at Loretto Chapel from December 18–21 through 23–24, and Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons at St. Francis Auditorium December 29 and 30.

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12.06.21 | Pre-Checked Tickets

Streamline your experience! Santa Fe Pro Musica’s December holiday offerings are coming soon, including A Baroque Christmas in Loretto Chapel and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in St. Francis Auditorium. We want to make your entrance to these popular concerts quick and easy, while still maintaining audience safety.

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12.01.21 | Holiday Concerts

Start your seasonal celebrations with one of Santa Fe’s most popular traditions: A Baroque Christmas at Loretto Chapel from December 18–21 through 23–24, and Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons at St. Francis Auditorium December 29 and 30.

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11.28.21 | Support Pro Musica on Giving Tuesday

We’re grateful for this wonderfully supportive community around Pro Musica, and we’re so thankful to have returned to the stage this season, to be together again in-person with you, playing and enjoying great music.

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11.03.21 | Orchestra Concerts & Special Events

Learn more about our concerts on Nov 6th and 7th at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, with music by Reena Esmail, Haydn and Tchaikovsky, featuring conductor Mei-Ann Chen.

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10.26.21 | Meet the Guest Artists

Learn more about conductor Mei-Ann Chen in Meet the Music, a program which occurs one hour before the concert, featuring lively interviews with our guest artists.

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10.20.21 | Fall Orchestra Concerts

Santa Fe Pro Musica continues its Orchestra Series at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on November 6 and 7. Conductor Mei-Ann Chen will lead the Pro Musica Orchestra in a program of music for string orchestra by Reena Esmail, Haydn, and Tchaikovsky.

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10.14.21 | World Premiere of Chris Rogerson's Dream Sequence

The Dover Quartet and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott will perform the world premiere of Dream Sequence composed by Chris Rogerson on October 17th in St. Francis Auditorium.

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10.08.21 | Meet the Dover Quartet

On October 17 at 3 PM in St. Francis Auditorium, Santa Fe Pro Musica opens its String Works Series with the Dover Quartet and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott performing music by William Grant Still, Chris Rogerson, and Mendelssohn.

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10.07.21 | Coda Circle Season Opening Event

Learn more about our opening Coda Circle event, “Why is Mozart so difficult to play?” featuring a performance by Anne-Marie McDermott and Benjamin Hochman at the home of our hosts Scott Allocco and Doug Clark.

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09.22.21 | Get Your Tickets Now: 40th Anniversary Season

Santa Fe Pro Musica opens its 40th season on September 25 and 26 with our Season Opening Orchestra Concerts in the Lensic. This is the beginning of a year of great performances, world-class artists, exciting orchestra concerts, internationally renowned string quartets, and historical instrument chamber music concerts.

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09.17.21 | Meet Our Conductor and Soloist

On September 25 and 26 in the Lensic, Santa Fe Pro Musica opens its 40th anniversary season with conductor Benjamin Hochman leading the Pro Musica Orchestra in live performances of Mozart’s mischievous Overture to Così fan tutte and Beethoven’s monumental Fifth Symphony. Hochman will join pianist Anne-Marie McDermott  in Mozart’s dueling Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365.

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09.09.21 | Santa Fe Pro Musica Opens its 40th Anniversary Season!

On September 25 and 26, Santa Fe Pro Musica goes live and in-person at the Lensic! Benjamin Hochman will conduct the Pro Musica Orchestra and will join Anne-Marie McDermott in Mozart’s playful Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365. The concert opens with Mozart’s mischievous Overture to Così fan tutte, and concludes with Beethoven’s monumental Fifth Symphony.

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09.04.21 | Our First Coda Circle Event of the Season

This intimate gathering in an exquisite home features Pro Musica’s new artistic director and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott and pianist/conductor Benjamin Hochman. Join us in an exploration of Mozart’s musical ideas and the various challenges musicians confront when playing Mozart. Catch a glimpse of how great musicians make Mozart sparkle and sing at the piano. Sept 22 at 5:30pm.

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08.24.21 | Andréa Cassutt is our new Executive Director

Andréa Cassutt is a long-time resident of Santa Fe, contributing her wide-ranging talents and radiant energy in multiple ways to our community. For the past five years she was the executive director of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association, where she provided local students with unsurpassed hands-on musical opportunities and grew the organization by over 50%. We are so excited to have her at our helm!

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08.12.21 | Get Involved: Volunteer with us at Pro Musica

Connect with others who share your passion for live classical music by becoming a Pro Musica volunteer. Your gifts of time and enthusiasm are vital to our success! Learn about the fun perks of being a volunteer.

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07.13.21 | Join the Coda Circle

Pro Musica offers a series of exclusive curated events for members only, featuring discussions with guest artists and scholars, fine food and wine, as well as intimate concerts in private homes and unique spaces. Join us for stimulating conversation and company!

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06.02.21 | Explore the 2021–22 Season Ticket Brochure

Here you’ll find colorful pages displaying three distinct concert series, photos of our guest artists, and a variety of social, educational and community engagement events. Click here to view our full brochure. Subscriptions are now available! Reserve your favorite seats at the best prices.

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05.03.21 | Pro Musica's 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Santa Fe Pro Musica will be featured on Classical 95.5 KHFM on Wednesday, May 5 from 4-6 PM as part of the KHFM Festival of the Performing Arts. This program will include interviews with the Pro Musica Artistic Team and past performances of the Pro Musica Orchestra and Ensemble.

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Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra 40th Anniversary Season

04.02.21 | Our 2021–22 Orchestra Concerts Series

Santa Fe Pro Musica has created a full season of concerts for the 2021–22 season, not only our 40th annivesary but the first full season with our new artistic director, Anne-Marie McDermott. Here is a sneak peek at our Orchestra Series.

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Stradivari string quartet (Eric Long)

03.04.21 | A Sneak Peek:
40th Anniversary Season

Pro Musica is now finalizing concerts for the 2021–22 season,  our 40th anniversary.  Here is a sneak peek at our upcoming String Works Series, a showcase for some of the world’s finest string quartets.

The string quartet form has provided us with some of the most sophisticated, daring, intellectual, and intimate music ever written. Combine the richness and depth of the repertoire with the extraordinary talents of today’s string quartet players, and we have a concert series not to be missed!

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02.01.21 | Movie Music

The Finest Hollywood Music Scores: “Pro Musica’s Associate Music Director Carol Redman remarks about living through the pandemic— “Since all my concerts have been cancelled for almost a year now, I’ve spent my evenings exploring a new interest—movies. I have to confess that in the past 11 months I’ve watched more movies than I have in the past 11 years! Part of my fascination with movies is listening to the music.”

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12.02.20 | Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday with Pro Musica

Here are our Top Ten Beethoven Quotes: “You ask me where I get my ideas. That I cannot tell you with certainty. They come unsummoned, directly, indirectly. I can seize them with my hands, out in the open air, in the woods, while walking, in the silence of the night, at dawn, excited by moods which are translated by the poet into words, by me into tones that roar and storm about me till I have set them down in notes.” —conversation between Beethoven and Louis Schlosser (1822)

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10.13.20 | Anne-Marie McDermott, Live at the Lensic!

GRAMMY-nominated Santa Fe Pro Musica is excited to announce that our new artistic director, Anne-Marie McDermott, will be performing Live from the Lensic on Friday, October 16, at 5:15 PM!  The 45-minute online performance opens with a “passing of the baton” from Pro Musica’s music director emeritus Thomas O’Connor to Anne-Marie McDermott. Then Anne-Marie assumes her role as an internationally acclaimed pianist and will perform works by Bach, Haydn, Brahms and a set of variations on Die Fledermaus.

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10.01.20 | The Great Plague

We are not living through the only historical period that has faced a dreadful pandemic and rampant fires. From 1665 through 1666, London lost a quarter of its population to the bubonic plague and most of its buildings to a catastrophic fire.

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09.01.20 | Top 10 Facts about Hibernation

Since live music concerts are problematic during the current coronavirus pandemic, Pro Musica has decided to hibernate during the 2020—21 concert season. But just what is hibernation? Here are our top 10 fun facts about hibernation.

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08.13.20 | Cancellation of our 2020-21 Season

“Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.”
(Ralph Waldo Ellison, Invisible Man, 1953)

After much discussion and thoughtful deliberation, Santa Fe Pro Musica has made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020–21 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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