Press Releases

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  ...

Performance Santa Fe 80th Season & Restructuring Announcement

Performance Santa Fe is pleased to announce its 80th Season. Ticket sales begin with subscription orders from May 1 through June 30, only through the Performance Santa Fe office. Single tickets go on sale July 1 and will be available through performancesantafe.org and ticketssantafe.org. Performance Santa Fe’s 2016-17 Season offers a rich  ...

Yuja Wang, Piano

Performance Santa Fe presents Yuja Wang in recital! Yuja Wang is one of the world’s most exciting young pianists. She started playing at the age of six on her parents’ living-room piano, making her debut just four years later. She graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music at 20. Her professional career began during  ...