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March 4, 2023 @ 2:00 pmFree
A concert featuring students from the Young Voices of the Santa Fe Opera & Florida International University School of Music
The Santa Fe Opera welcomes young musicians from Florida International University in residency March 1-4, 2023, culminating in a final concert to highlight the creative and cultural exchange between students from FIU Wertheim School of Music and the Young Voices of Santa Fe Opera program.
When: Saturday, March 4 at 2 pm
Where: The New Mexico Museum of Art, St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
This is a FREE EVENT. Seating is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
“As the FIU Wertheim School of Music embarks on our first trip to Santa Fe with students from our voice and string area, we are feeling very excited and grateful to our hosts at the Santa Fe Opera for this opportunity to learn from them and to collaborate with the Young Voices of the Santa Fe Opera.
Our program for St. Francis Auditorium will showcase arias and choruses from the standard opera repertoire along with works from Zarzuela and some lesser-known 18th-century pieces from colonial Latin America. Nearly 70% of our university community is Hispanic- we enjoy sharing the music of our heritage.”
—Javier Mendoza, Director of Orchestral Studies at FIU
The Young Voices of the Santa Fe Opera program was created in January of 2008 to encourage, nurture and guide high school students exhibiting talent, desire, and potential for singing classical music. Program participants receive voice lessons and musical coaching from the Santa Fe Opera’s music staff as well as training in diction, music theory, and basic acting. Students also participate in master classes by visiting guest artists, attending cultural events, and have multiple opportunities to gain performance experience through studio classes, community engagement activities, and public performances.
The program follows the school year (September-May, with an orientation at the Santa Fe Opera in late August) and culminates with a public recital. Since the inception of Young Voices, 93 students have participated in the program and many are now pursuing further studies in prestigious music programs. Participation in this program is free of charge.