Christmas Eve Orchestra Concert with Claire Huangci, piano

“Surpassing brilliance” (Radio Bremen) and “deep musicality” (Classics Today) help to make the season bright!

Performance Santa Fe’s Christmas Eve orchestra concert will feature pianist Claire Huangci. Since beginning her international career at the age of 9, pianist Claire Huangci has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony, the Moscow Radio Symphony, and the Munich Chamber Orchestra, in addition to winning several competitions. Huangci, now 26, has long since outgrown the double-edged sword of prodigy and come into her own as a “stunning” (The Guardian) performer. She joins the Performance Santa Fe Orchestra for Prokofiev’s inventive and evocative Piano Concerto no. 2, one of the most technically formidable pieces in the repertoire.

This all-Russian evening begins with RimskyKorsakov’s famed Scheherazade, based on the immortal tales in One Thousand and One Nights. Its colorful orchestration, beautiful and memorable melodies, and intriguing influences make it a masterpiece.

Our 1:00 PM Family Concert welcomes first-time orchestra-goers of all ages for an exciting chance to experience classical music in an informative and informal context.

Saturday, December 31, 2016 – 5:00 PM, 1:00 PM Family Concert

  • Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • $27 – $100; Family Concert $20 per adult, $5 per child
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Scheherazade, Op. 35
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

I. The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship
II. The Kalendar Prince
III. The Young Prince and Princess
IV. Festival at Baghdad. The Sea. The Ship Breaks against a Cliff Surmounted by a Bronze Horseman.

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16
Sergei Prokofiev

I. Andantino-Allegretto
II. Scherzo: Vivace
III. Intermezzo: Allegro moderato
IV. Finale: Allegro tempestoso

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Performance Santa Fe’s 80th season in 2016-17 is funded by the City of Santa Fe and the 1% Lodgers Tax.