Press Releases

Opening Orchestra Concert – James Ehnes, Violin

Experience the epic and heartwarming music of Tchaikovsky, conducted by Joe Illick, at Performance Santa Fe’s Opening Orchestra Concert. The Performance Santa Fe Orchestra, led by Joe Illick, will present two of Tchaikovsky’s best-known and loved works. Tchaikovsky was a brilliant Romantic composer famous for his melodies and the color, scale and depth of his works.  ...

Stars of American Ballet: Athleticism, Daring & Grace

The “absorbingly sinuous” (The New York Times) dancers of Stars of American Ballet execute a diverse repertoire—from Balanchine to boogie—with skill and panache in two different programs on two evenings. Daniel Ulbricht, “brilliant” (Dance Magazine) principal dancer for New York City Ballet, formed what was to become the Stars of American Ballet in 2008. This dynamic  ...

Stars of American Ballet: Athleticism, Daring & Grace

Daniel Ulbricht, “brilliant” (Dance Magazine) principal dancer for New York City Ballet, formed what was to become the Stars of American Ballet in 2008. The Stars of American Ballet features principals and soloists from New York City Ballet and often includes topmost dancers from other companies such as American Ballet Theatre and Pennsylvania Ballet. This dynamic troupe performs  ...

Sonic Scope, Lyric Delicacy: Quinn Kelsey, baritone

Read about Quinn Kelsey's stellar performance as Rigoletto at The Santa Fe Opera and hear more when he performs with his wife, soprano Marjorie Owens, at our Festival of Song recital on August 2. Opera review: A dark and stormy night at SFO's Rigoletto Festival of Song: Intimate one-hour recitals by stars  ...

Stars of Santa Fe Opera in Recital

Enrich your Santa Fe Opera experience! Hear stars perform music by different composers in an intimate setting at Festival of Song at the historic Scottish Rite Center. Linger afterwards for a meet-the-artists reception and chat with performers and fellow music lovers. “Warm, resonant” (The Associated Press) Verdian baritone Quinn Kelsey and “rich, dark” (Opera News) dramatic  ...

Festival of Song: Recitals by Stars of The Santa Fe Opera

Experience stars of The Santa Fe Opera up close in a different context. Performance Santa Fe’s annual Festival of Song is a series of intimate one-hour recitals featuring stars from The Santa Fe Opera. A meet-the-artists reception follows each recital at the historic Scottish Rite Center. “Warm, resonant” (The Associated Press) Verdian baritone Quinn Kelsey and  ...

Artistic Courage, Film Noir, & Cabaret

What does film noir have to do with artistic courage and German cabaret? More than you might think! Many of the most notable noir filmmakers were émigrés who came to the U.S. in the 1920s or were refugees fleeing Europe as Hitler came to power in the 1930s. Although not all were from Germany, many were influenced  ...

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

Performance Santa Fe has the great pleasure of welcoming back the illustrious Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Created in 1967 to perform the larger chamber works—from quintets to octets—these players, who customarily work together, draw on their camaraderie and so enrich the level of artistry with which they play. The Ensemble  ...

Berlin Kabarett: A Collaboration with the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival

Stars in the Dark—Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival's tribute to the roots of noir cinema—kicks off when international cabaret artist Adrienne Haan recreates the cabaret scene of 1920s Weimar Berlin with two performances of  "Between Fire and Ice" on Sunday, May 24 at The Lodge. Ms. Haan has toured Europe extensively to glowing reviews and makes  ...

Takács Quartet: Consummate Artistry with Warmth and Humor

Performance Santa Fe is proud to welcome the Takács Quartet to St. Francis Auditorium on April 16. Considered one of the greatest chamber music ensembles in the world, and the first string quartet to win the Wigmore Hall Medal on May 10, 2014 after having been appointed the first-ever Associate Artists at Wigmore in 2012, the Takács  ...