Press Releases

SFJAZZ Collective

Performance Santa Fe presents the SFJAZZ Collective! Founded in 2004 in San Francisco, the SFJAZZ Collective is comprised of eight of the most respected performers and composers at work in jazz today—Warren Wolf, Miguel Zenón, Robin Eubanks, David Sánchez, Etienne Charles, Edward Simon, Matt Brewer, and Obed Calvaire. Known for their pioneering approach, each season the all-star ensemble prepares new arrangements by  ...

A Celebration of Harold Pinter

Performance Santa Fe presents A Celebration of Harold Pinter! Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter left behind a lustrous career that spanned over 50 years when he lost his battle to cancer in 2008. While Pinter is best remembered today as one of the most influential dramatists of his generation, his apprentice and longtime friend Julian Sands—"a warm, witty,  ...

A Far Cry with Simone Dinnerstein

A vibrant young string orchestra, an acclaimed pianist, and a new concerto by one of the nation's most celebrated composers!   Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry was formed in 2007 by a group of string-playing music students and has since grown into an impeccable, self-conducted collective that "brims with personality" (The New York Times). The 18 members  ...

Stars of American Ballet

Performance Santa Fe begins its 82nd Season with the Stars of American Ballet! Performance Santa Fe is thrilled to present two amazing evenings with the Stars of American Ballet, a world-class dance company that features elite principals from New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, for the 8th year in a row. In keeping with years  ...

Performance Santa Fe’s 82nd Season!

Performance Santa Fe is pleased to announce its 82nd Season. Performance Santa Fe’s 2018-2019 Season offers an exceptional lineup of internationally acclaimed artists that have been selected for their unique qualities and contributions to the performing arts. Daniel Ulbricht and Stars of American Ballet will return for the 8th consecutive year with two distinct  ...

Fred Hersch

Performance Santa Fe concludes its 81st season with a performance for all jazz aficionados: Fred Hersch & Friends! Fred Hersch, praised as "the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz" (Vanity Fair), has garnered critical acclaim over the past three decades as a musician, composer, and bandleader. Known for bringing unparalleled emotional depth, groundbreaking imagination, and unwavering  ...

Daniil Trifonov

Performance Santa Fe presents world-renowned pianist Daniil Trifonov!   Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov first skyrocketed to fame in 2011 after winning both First Prize and Grand Prix at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition. In 2013 he made his professional Carnegie Hall recital debut with a performance that left audiences stunned and earned him his first Grammy nomination for the live recording Trifonov:  ...

Kronos Quartet

Performance Santa Fe presents the Kronos Quartet! Founded over 40 years ago, San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet has been revolutionizing the approach to string ensemble repertoire, infusing jazz and world music, among other genres, into classical, and seeking out cross-cultural collaborations with some of the world's most intriguing composers and performers. "The Kronos Quartet has broken the  ...

Parsons Dance

Performance Santa Fe presents Parsons Dance! New York City-based contemporary dance company, Parsons Dance, has been pursuing its mission of delivering positive, affirming, life-enriching experiences to its audiences for over 30 years. Founded in 1985 by "one of the greatest movers of modern dance" (New York Times) David Parsons and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, the company maintains  ...

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Performance Santa Fe presents the Maria Schneider Orchestra! Hailed as a "national treasure" (NPR), Maria Schneider is one of the greatest big-band composers and leaders in history. Schneider and her 18-member collective of "stratospheric" (The New York Times) jazz geniuses first entered the international spotlight in 1994 with the release of their debut album, Evanescence. Today Schneider and her orchestra  ...