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Santa Fe Classical Music: Classical Music Around Santa Fe

Below are our Santa Fe Classical Music recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, ensemble/venue history and other points of interest in Santa Fe Art.

Music From Angel Fire (Angel Fire, NM)

(August 17 – September 2, 2012) This chamber music festival started in 1984 in Angel Fire, New Mexico, and now performs concerts throughout the Northern New Mexico Rocky Mountain region during August and early September. In addition to the inclusion of canon stalwarts like Beethoven’s piano trios and Bach’s sonatas, the festival includes contemporary works written specifically for the festival. Past participants have included the ensembles Imani Winds, Time for Three, and OPUS ONE. ...more...

Quintessence (Albuquerque, NM)

Quintessence Information

Venues: Immanuel Presbyterian Church (114 Carlisle Boulevard SE) and St. John’s United Methodist Church (2626 Arizona Street NE)
Public Transportation: Good for both. Immanuel Presbyterian Church (a short walk from buses 66, 766, 777, and 1618 at Carlisle Boulevard SE/Central Avenue NE and bus 97 at Carlisle Boulevard SE/Lead Avenue SE). St. John’s United Methodist Church (a short walk from buses 8 and 34 at Menaul Boulevard NE/San Pedro Drive …more…

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (Santa Fe, NM)

(July 15 – August 20, 2012) In place since 1972, this top-flight festival showcases works by the likes of Brahms, Schubert Bartók, and Schoenberg. Concert performances have featured prominent artists including New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert, composer/conductor Oliver Knussen, violinist Leila Josefowicz, flutist Sir James Galway, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, pianist Jeremy Denk, and the Miró Quaret, and the Tokyo and Orion String Quartets, among many others. ...more...

Santa Fe Desert Chorale

Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the first professional choir in New Mexico, has been offering seasonal programming to the Santa Fe area for nearly thirty years. Each year, during the summer and during the December holidays, professional singers from all around the country join the Santa Fe Desert Chorale to sing (usually a capella) a diverse array of works, from medieval chant to Bach to works by contemporary composers. ...more...

Santa Fe Pro Musica

Santa Fe Pro Music was founded in 1980 by Music Director Tom O’Connor and Associate Artistic Director Carol Redman. Since then the group has achieved a rare feat; garnering national recognition while maintaining impressive dedication to the Santa Fe community. Initially, Pro Musica’s repertoire was limited to Baroque compositions performed on period instruments. Today the ensemble performs a wide range of material for chamber …more…

Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Since 1984, Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus has brought the finest music and musicians to New Mexico and continues today with adventurous programming and fine musicianship. The group began by performing a free concert to gauge interest in a symphonic ensemble for Santa Fe to call its own. The response was overwhelming, and today, the group is fully professional …more…