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Free Family Opera: The Pirates of Penzance

Whether you’re the next Jack Sparrow or the Very Model of a Modern Major General, this is a show-stoppingly hilarious must-see! Performance Santa Fe presents its annual free Family Opera with this year’s production of The Pirates of Penzance. This uproarious opera by the legendary Gilbert & Sullivan showcases talented EPIK artists and professional  ...

New Year’s Eve with the Performance Santa Fe Orchestra and pianist Joyce Yang

Ring in the New Year with enchanting pianist Joyce Yang, conductor Joseph Illick, and the Performance Santa Fe Orchestra! The 2:00 PM Family Preview Concert welcomes first-time symphony-goers of all ages – a stupendous chance to experience classical music’s timeless, enthralling artistry. When then-19-year-old Juilliard first-year Joyce Yang won the silver medal at  ...

Christmas Eve Orchestra Concert with Pianists Anderson & Roe

Join Maestro Joe Illick, piano duo Anderson & Roe, and the Performance Santa Fe Orchestra to celebrate a beloved tradition – a magical concert on Christmas Eve. The 2:00 PM Family Preview Concert welcomes first-time symphony-goers of all ages – a stupendous chance to experience the timeless, enthralling artistry that is classical music.  ...


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.  ...