Tonight at 7:00 on The Evening Concert it’s a special program to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Joyce Yang is the featured pianist in Mozart’s E-flat Piano Quartet, K. 493. Also on the program, Mendelssohn’s “Octet” featuring violinists Harvey de Souza, Jennifer Gilbert, Arnold Steinhardt, and Alan Gilbert.
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 40th Anniversary Special
MOZART: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, K. 493 (Harvey de Souza, violin; Hsin-Yun
Huang, viola; Kajsa William-Olsson, cello; Joyce Yang, piano)
SCHOENBERG: Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E Major, Op. 9 (Alan Gilbert, conductor; Tara
Helen O’Connor, flute; Liang Wang, oboe; Ricardo Morales, clarinet; Michael Rusinek, alto clarinet; Stephen Ahearn, bass clarinet; Nancy Goeres, bassoon; Lewis C. Kirk, contrabassoon; Julie Landsman, horn; Philip Myers, horn; Jennifer Gilbert, violin; Harvey De Souza, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Marji Danilow, bass)
MENDELSSOHN: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (Jennifer Gilbert, violin; Arnold Steinhardt, violin; Alan Gilbert, violin; Harvey De Souza, violin; John Dalley, viola; Michael Tree, viola; Peter Wiley, cello; Eric Kim, cello)
Since it was founded in 1972, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the
world’s preeminent music festivals, guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic
excellence and innovation. Contributing to its magic is the Festival’s unique Santa Fe setting,
nestled amid the timeless splendors of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
With legendary cellist Pablo Casals as honorary president, the Festival’s 1973 inaugural season
hosted 14 artists performing six Sunday concerts in Santa Fe and additional appearances in other
New Mexico and Arizona communities.
Today, 40 summers later, under the spirited artistic leadership of composer/pianist Marc Neikrug, the Festival invites scores of distinguished musicians, along with emerging young talent, during its 6-week season. Thousands of enthusiastic patrons, young and old, return year after year to enjoy the more than 80 concerts, recitals, master classes, youth concerts and open rehearsals, including an Albuquerque Series that made its debut in 2008.
In addition, in the off-season, the Festival reaches out to adults and young people in Santa Fe schools with innovative and inspiring musical adventures. The Festival also maintains a strong tradition of community service, including the Music in our Schools program – a music education series for grades K-8 in the Santa Fe Public Schools.
This season, the Festival will begin an exciting new Artist-in-Residence program featuring opera
superstar, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in its inaugural year. Concerts take place in the intimate, historic St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, and at Simms Auditorium at Albuquerque Academy.
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has garnered enthusiastic acclaim not only from music
lovers, but also from art aficionados with its 20-year series of collectible posters and program
book covers of Georgia O’Keeffe paintings, the tradition continues with other artists, including
Dan Namingha, William Lumpkins, Harry Fonsecca, Nils Hogner, Laura Gilpin, William
Penhallow Henderson and Emmi Whitehorse.
This Year’s Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is from July 14 – August 24, 2013 for more information check out their website at: http://www.sfcmf.org/mobile/concert-calendar/