Press Releases

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  ...

Vadim Gluzman

Performance Santa Fe presents violinist Vadim Gluzman and pianist Angela Yoffe! World-renowned violinist Vadim Gluzman was born in the former Soviet Union in 1973, where he began studying the violin at the age of 7 before moving to Israel in 1990. Much encouraged by his teachers and mentors—Zakhar Bron, Yair Kless, Arkady Fomin, Dorothy DeLay,  ...

Angela Meade

Performance Santa Fe presents opera star Angela Meade!   Angela Meade—"the most talked about soprano of her generation" (Opera News)—has been making waves in the opera world since her professional debut at the Met just under a decade ago. With a voice of "exceptional dynamic control" (The New Yorker) and "raw vocal intensity" (New York Times), Meade has won over 50  ...

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  ...