(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. Its Composer-in-Residence program has hosted such illustrious people as Aaron Copland, Ned Rorem, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, John Harbison, and Mark-Anthony Turnage.
The Santa Fe festival makes several rehearsals open to the public, free of charge, in addition its numerous concerts. Educational outreach includes in-school visits and youth concerts.
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (Santa Fe, NM) Information
- Venues: Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe; St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, West Palace and Lincoln Avenues, Santa Fe; Simms Auditorium/Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Wyoming Boulevard NE, Albuquerque
- Performances/Programs: 7 Music of the Masters series concerts, five Bach Plus concerts, 11 Music at Noon concerts, two Wednesday Series concerts, two World Music Concerts, two Modern Masters concerts, three Albuquerque concerts
- Tickets: Music of the Masters (Sunday and Monday series), $15-65; Music of the Masters Thursday, $29-62; Bach Plus, $28 and $35; Wednesday Series, $25-55; Albuquerque Series, $25 and $35; Music at Noon, $15 and $20; Modern Masters, $21; World Music, $26-39. Student tickets are $10 for all concerts
- Subscriptions: Music of the Masters Sunday (six concerts), $345; Music of the Masters Monday (six concerts), $345; Music of the Masters Thursday (five concerts), $270; Bach Plus (five concerts), $160; Wednesday Series (two concerts), $95; Albuquerque Series (three concerts), $85; Music at Noon (11 concerts), $160; Sixpasses (six concerts), $325.