Press Releases

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  ...

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,  ...