Press Releases

Holiday Orchestra Concerts

Performance Santa Fe is thrilled to continue a decades-old tradition: orchestral performances on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve!  This year, Performance Santa Fe's annual Christmas Eve concert—a tradition that goes back to 1981—will see the return of the "astonishing virtuoso" (Neue Zurcher Zeitung) pianist Joyce Yang, who joins the PSF Orchestra to play one of the  ...

The Hot Sardines

Performance Santa Fe presents The Hot Sardines! Praised as "the charismatic frontrunners of vintage jazz" (The Guardian), The Hot Sardines are jolting back to life the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Django Reinhardt used to make: foot-stomping, "hot jazz" of decades past. With the intoxicating sounds of a roaring three-man horn section, lilting voice of a one-of-the-boys chanteuse,  ...

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Performance Santa Fe presents rising jazz star Cécile McLorin Salvant! At just 28 years of age, Cécile McLorin Salvant is already lauded as one of the best jazz singers of our time. Catapulted into the international spotlight after winning the 2010 Thelonious Monk Vocal Jazz Competition, Salvant has gone on to win a Grammy for  ...

Tango Buenos Aires

Performance Santa Fe presents Tango Buenos Aires! Journey to South America through the fiery, passionate dance and live music that has made Tango Buenos Aires one of Argentina's greatest cultural exports. Created by renowned composer and tango director Osvaldo Requena, the dance company returns to Santa Fe for the second time with an enticing new program. The Spirit of Argentina showcases  ...

Julie Fowlis

Performance Santa Fe presents Julie Fowlis!   Award-winning Scottish Gaelic singer and multi-instrumentalist Julie Fowlis has received much praise for her ability to captivate broad audiences with her crystalline voice—one that has been described as "bewitching" (Le Monde) and sounding "like beautiful messages from another world" (BBC Radio)—as well as for her ambitious genre-crossing and collaborations with a wide array of  ...

The Soul of New Orleans

Performance Santa Fe is thrilled to present music legends Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet! Blues vocalist Irma Thomas—revered as the Soul Queen of New Orleans—has become one of the Crescent City’s most beloved and honored musical ambassadors since her recording career began over five decades ago. The Grammy Award-winner and  ...

Dover Quartet with Edgar Meyer

Performance Santa Fe partners with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival to co-present the Dover Quartet with Edgar Meyer! The sensational Dover Quartet's rise from a young, up-and-coming string ensemble to one of the most in-demand quartet's in the world has been described as "practically meteoric" (Strings Magazine). Entering the international spotlight after sweeping the 2013  ...

Stars of American Ballet

It's a tradition! Stars of American Ballet return to Santa Fe for the 7th consecutive summer! Performance Santa Fe is proud to offer our community two exceptional evenings with Stars of American Ballet, a world-class dance company that features elite principals from New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, for the 7th year in a row. Following tradition,  ...

Matt Haimovitz, Cello

Performance Santa Fe is pleased to present cellist Matt Haimovitz in three intimate venues—the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Co., and the Scottish Rite Center—where he will perform selections from Bach's solo cello suites along with their corresponding overtures by composers commissioned by Haimovitz. Haimovitz is known not only for his decades-long exploration of Bach's cello suites,  ...

81st Season Festival of Song

festival of song Santa Fe, NM - Experience stars from the Santa Fe Opera in an up close and personal setting during Performance Santa Fe’s annual Festival of Song. This season, Festival of Song offers an exquisite showcase of mini-operas by three renowned composers, and intimate recitals by opera stars Anna Christy and Paula Murrihy. A  ...