Press Releases


Harlem String Quartet – The Exciting Young Players Return to Santa Fe!

The game-changing young players return to Santa Fe! “The Harlem players produce such a seductively velvet sound and phrase so intuitively and exultantly that any potential difficulties seem to melt away.” (The Strad) The young quartet has performed for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, and with Chick Corea, Itzhak Perlman, and  ...




Tannhäuser and the Road to Redemption: Wagner Decoded

Joe Illick presents Performance Santa Fe’s annual celebration of Richard Wagner’s music! There is no figure in classical music as simultaneously revolutionary, controversial, and admired as Richard Wagner. Join Joe Illick as he guides the audience through an evening of speech and song centered on Wagner’s famous opera, Tannhäuser. The opera was  ...

Opening Orchestra Concert – James Ehnes, Violin

Experience the epic and heartwarming music of Tchaikovsky, conducted by Joe Illick, at Performance Santa Fe’s Opening Orchestra Concert. The Performance Santa Fe Orchestra, led by Joe Illick, will present two of Tchaikovsky’s best-known and loved works. Tchaikovsky was a brilliant Romantic composer famous for his melodies and the color, scale and depth of his works.  ...

Stars of American Ballet: Athleticism, Daring & Grace

Daniel Ulbricht, “brilliant” (Dance Magazine) principal dancer for New York City Ballet, formed what was to become the Stars of American Ballet in 2008. The Stars of American Ballet features principals and soloists from New York City Ballet and often includes topmost dancers from other companies such as American Ballet Theatre and Pennsylvania Ballet. This dynamic troupe performs  ...

Festival of Song: Recitals by Stars of The Santa Fe Opera

Experience stars of The Santa Fe Opera up close in a different context. Performance Santa Fe’s annual Festival of Song is a series of intimate one-hour recitals featuring stars from The Santa Fe Opera. A meet-the-artists reception follows each recital at the historic Scottish Rite Center. “Warm, resonant” (The Associated Press) Verdian baritone Quinn Kelsey and  ...

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

Performance Santa Fe has the great pleasure of welcoming back the illustrious Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Created in 1967 to perform the larger chamber works—from quintets to octets—these players, who customarily work together, draw on their camaraderie and so enrich the level of artistry with which they play. The Ensemble  ...