(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.
Music From Angel Fire’s Young Artists Program presents students from Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music annually. Beyond concert performances, these students also perform classroom concerts in rural areas through the Music in Our Schools program.
- Venues: Angel Fire Community Center, #71 Valley Road, Angel Fire; Taos Center for the Arts, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos; United Church of Angel Fire, 40 West Ridge Road, Angel Fire; Shuler Theater, 131 North 2nd Street, Raton; Ilfeld Auditorium, New Mexico Highlands University, 917 11th Street, Las Vegas (NM); Eagle Nest Elementary School, 225 Lake Street, Eagle Nest
- Performances/Programs: Four special events, including benefit concerts and the two-day Salon des Arts (visual art and music); 16 season concerts
- Tickets: Depending on the concert, tickets range from $20-$35; some events are free of charge
- Donation Levels: Donor, $50-199; Contributor, $200-499; Patron, $500-999; Angel, $1,000-1,999; Concert Co-Sponsor, $2,000-3,999; Concert Sponsor, $4,000 and up. Depending on the level, benefits include program recognition, a Festival CD, ticket vouchers, a private reception, and more.