Press Releases

The King’s Singers

Performance Santa Fe presents the world’s greatest a cappella group in a holiday concert! Since 1968 at King’s College, Cambridge, this “remarkable” (The Scotland Herald) vocal sextet has been dazzling the world with traditional choral music as well as innovative arrangements of everything from big band tunes to Paul McCartney. As The Washington Post  ...

Stephen Hough, Piano

“The most perfect piano playing conceivable.” (The Guardian) Performance Santa Fe presents pianist Stephen Hough. When surveying Stephen Hough’s career, the most appropriate question is “where to begin?” The British Hough was the first classical performing artist to win a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. He has played in 25 BBC Proms, became Commander of the  ...

Cuba’s Finest—Here in Santa Fe!

The rhythms that rocked the world, right here in Santa Fe! Several years ago, seven of Cuba’s best musicians formed Asere (“I salute you” in Cuban Spanish), an acoustic band “carefully balancing a respect for the traditions of Son…with unexpected new influences.” (The Guardian) Son, the 16th-century ancestor to salsa music among other styles,  ...

Resignation of Joseph Illick, Artistic Director

At the end of the 2016-17 season, Joe Illick will step down from his role as Artistic Director of Performance Santa Fe. Illick was hired in 2007 to bring new life to Performance Santa Fe (then called the Santa Fe Concert Association), and has achieved that result with great success during his decade-long tenure. The  ...

Shanghai Acrobats of China

Performance Santa Fe presents the Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China. The beauty of movement, music, and color come to life! Founded in 1959, the Shanghai Acrobats has become one of China’s premier acrobatic troupes, often winning medals at international circus festivals. The company, which includes trampoline artists, aerial acrobats, jugglers, contortionists, and  ...

Stars of American Ballet

Performance Santa Fe presents two evenings of mind-bending artistry and athleticism! The Stars of American Ballet, described as “stunning” and “great” by the Santa Fe New Mexican, was founded by “dazzling” (The Observer) New York City Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht. The troupe comprises top talent from the NYCB and other well-know ballet companies.  ...

Festival of Song: Leah Crocetto

Performance Santa Fe presents Classics and Cabaret from an incredible young star! The last time Leah Crocetto came to Santa Fe, critics hailed her “precisely articulated passagework and vivid, big-voiced authority” (Santa Fe Reporter) as “gleaming” (The New York Times). That performance, as Anna in Maometto II, helped catapult her to international fame. Since  ...

Festival of Song: Ben Bliss & Joshua Hopkins

Performance Santa Fe presents a gorgeous afternoon with the stars of Capriccio! Join “lyric tenor of considerable beauty and sensitivity” (Seen and Heard International) Ben Bliss and “rich, manly baritone” (Opera Today) Joshua Hopkins for a magnificent recital with Joseph Illick at the piano. Both men will be in Santa Fe this summer for  ...

Festival of Song: Angela Meade

Performance Santa Fe welcomes Met Opera star Angela Meade to the Scottish Rite! Soprano Angela Meade has accomplished a rare feat: she began her career at the top of the opera world and has stayed there ever since. The Washington state native has won fifty-seven vocal competitions, including the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council  ...

Festival of Song: Daniel Okulitch & Keri Alkema

Performance Santa Fe begins its 80th season with Daniel Okulitch and Keri Alkema in recital! Highly acclaimed for his irresistible magnetism, remarkable bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch will sing Glen Roven's Santa Fe Songs to texts by Santa Fe poets, accompanied by the composer. This summer, Okulitch will display "richness, vigor and subtle lyricism” (The New York Times) in  ...