Press Releases

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  ...

Christian Tetzlaff, violin & Lars Vogt, piano

Performance Santa Fe presents a very special recital by the extraordinary duo of violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt. They will perform all three of Brahms' stirring sonatas for violin and piano, with a dash of Webern for good measure. Vogt, who has played with major orchestras since his debut with Sir Simon Rattle at age  ...

Takács Quartet: Consummate Artistry with Warmth and Humor

Performance Santa Fe is proud to welcome the Takács Quartet to St. Francis Auditorium on April 16. Considered one of the greatest chamber music ensembles in the world, and the first string quartet to win the Wigmore Hall Medal on May 10, 2014 after having been appointed the first-ever Associate Artists at Wigmore in 2012, the Takács  ...

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Tour

Performance Santa Fe welcomes the dual force of co-artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Wu Han and David Finckel, and two of their longtime friends and collaborators, the brilliant violinist Daniel Hope and Paul Neubauer, the sublimely artistic violist. An evening of intense musical chemistry and unity of expression awaits you. "This  ...

Susan Graham: A Woman’s Love and Life

Performance Santa Fe is delighted to present New Mexico’s diva, Susan Graham in a very special recital. Ms. Graham and pianist Malcolm Martineau will present an evening performance centered around and serving as a sort of deconstruction of Schumann’s iconic song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben (A Woman’s Love and Life). It is an incredibly varied  ...

Les Violons du Roy with pianist Marc-André Hamelin

Performance Santa Fe is thrilled to present über-virtuoso pianist Marc-André Hamelin and “the best early-music ensemble in North America” (Washington Post), Les Violons du Roy, for a stunning program of works by Rameau, Haydn, and Mozart. Associate Conductor Mathieu Lussier will lead this outstanding Baroque and early-Classical chamber group and one of the world’s most sizzling pianists for an  ...

First Time in Santa Fe: Sir András Schiff

Performance Santa Fe is pleased to present Sir András Schiff in his first-ever recital in Santa Fe. One of the most renowned interpreters of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Schumann, Schiff will play the final piano sonatas of four great composers. These moving works are all the more revealing when played in the same recital.  ...

New Name, New Look, New Season!

The Santa Fe Concert Association is thrilled to announce an exciting event: effective April 23, 2014 our 77-year-old organization is changing its name to Performance Santa Fe!  As one of the premier presenters in the Southwest, we bring celebrated and legendary musicians, along with some of the world’s greatest dancers and actors to Santa Fe.  ...