Santa Fe Pro Musica celebrates the season with two musical offerings: the beloved Santa Fe tradition A Baroque Christmas in the festively decorated Loretto Chapel and The Brandenburg Concertos in the historic St. Francis Auditorium (inside the New Mexico Museum of Art).
Holiday Subscription Package: Save 10% when you buy tickets to both A Baroque Christmas and The Brandenburg Concertos. The Holiday Package is available exclusively through the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office: (505) 988-4640, (800) 960-6680 or online at www.santafepromusica.com. These go quickly, so call today!
A Baroque Christmas
Saturday, December 19th through Thursday, December 24th
6pm and 8pm each evening
Performances are held at the Loretto Chapel located at 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM.
It’s Christmas in Santa Fe and that means it’s time once again for Santa Fe’s most beloved musical tradition. The historic Loretto Chapel will be dressed in holiday finery as Santa Fe Pro Musica presents A Baroque Christmas, featuring the Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble with mezzo-sopranos Deborah Domanski and Drea Pressley (alternating performances – please see our website for a complete soprano schedule in the festively decorated historic Loretto Chapel. Performances at 6pm and 8pm each evening from Saturday, December 19 through Thursday, December 24.
About the Program
Handel Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 5
Vivaldi Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, RV 629
J. C. Bach Adagio and Rondeaux
Traditional Carols Als I Lay on Yoolis Night, Patapan, Wexford Carol, Gloria in excelsis Deo, Ascende laeta
Tickets are available for $20, $35, $48, and $69. Tickets can be purchased through the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office (505) 988-4640 ext 1000, Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (505) 988-1234, or online at www.santafepromusica.com.
A holiday subscription discount of 10% is available exclusively through the Santa Fe Pro Musica Box Office when tickets for both A Baroque Christmas and The Brandenburg Concertos are purchased.
About Drea Pressley
Drea Pressley, mezzo-soprano, performs with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and has performed with New Orleans Opera Association and Operafestival di Roma. As a member of Los Angeles Master Chorale, Ms. Pressley toured Europe with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, premiering John Adam’s new work, The Gospel According to the Other Mary.
Drea enjoys performing with several of New Mexico’s premiere arts organizations, including Santa Fe Pro Musica, and has performed with Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe New Music, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Canticum Novum and Sangre de Cristo Chorale.
Please read more on Ms. Pressley’s website: www.dreapressley.com
About Deborah Domanski
Known for her scintillating musicality and impeccable professionalism, Deborah’s career highlights thus far include leading roles with The Santa Fe Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, New Orleans Opera, Opera Naples, Tulsa Opera, and St Petersburg Opera. Ms. Domanski’s solo concert performance engagements include The American Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Hong Kong Philharmonic, Utah Symphony, The Santa Fe Pro Musica Contemporary & Baroque Ensembles, The Asheville Symphony, and The Grand Rapids Bach Festival and her Weill Concert Hall debut as part of the Horne Foundation’s The Song Continues recital series at Carnegie Hall.
After an intensive period of study and preparation, Deborah will be expressing her prowess as a Baroque specialist in upcoming performances with Santa Fe Pro Musica’s baroque ensemble for two concert sets this 2015-16 season, performing Vivaldi’s energetic motet Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, and then again in spring 2016 with several selections from Handel’s sacred oratorios. Please read more on Ms. Domanski’s website: https://deborahdomanski.com/biography/
About the Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble
Our soloists will be joined by the Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble with Stephen Redfield and David Felberg, violin I; Karen Clarke and Justin Pollak, violin II; Gail Robertson, viola; Myron Lutzke, cello; Carol Redman, flute; Danny Bond, bassoon; and David Solem, organ.
About Santa Fe Pro Musica
Santa Fe Pro Musica, founded in 1980, is a non-profit performing arts organization dedicated to inspiring and educating audiences of all ages through the performance of great music. Pro Musica performs a varied repertoire, covering four centuries of music on modern and baroque instruments, including works for chamber orchestra, small ensemble and large-scale works for orchestra and chorus. In 2008, Pro Musica’s recording of Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (chamber arrangement by Schoenberg) was nominated for a GRAMMY® award in the classical category of Best Classical Album/Small Ensemble. In August of 2012, Santa Fe Pro Musica Recordings produced a CD of Conrad Tao, pianist, performing Mozart Piano Concertos No. 17 and No. 25 and in 2013 produced a CD of music by Britten and Vaughan Williams. In addition to gaining national recognition over its 33 years for its artistry in performance, Santa Fe Pro Musica offers some of the most distinguished educational opportunities in northern New Mexico, reaching thousands of students every year with a Youth Concert series, a team-building, ensemble-training program, and a master class series featuring student ensembles working with world-class musicians.
Santa Fe Pro Musica is grateful for our sponsors and partners for A Baroque Christmas.
The 2015-2016 Season is partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, the 1% Lodgers Tax, and New Mexico Arts (a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs).