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July 2019

Festival of Song: Emily D’Angelo

July 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, 87501
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Toronto-born mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo is only 24 but is already taking the opera world by storm. With a voice that critics are hailing as “glowing” (Opera News), “sublime” (New York Classical Review), and “arrestingly vulnerable” (The New York Times), D’Angelo has skyrocketed into the international spotlight with win after win at some of the most prestigious vocal competitions in the world — the 2018 Operalia Competition, the 2016 American National Opera Association Competition, and the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council…

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August 2019

Festival of Song: Susanne Mentzer & Rod Gilfry

August 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, 87501
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Two of the opera world’s foremost performers, Susanne Mentzer and Rod Gilfry — both two-time Grammy nominees — join forces for an intoxicating afternoon of luminous vocal talent and electrifying stage presence during Performance Santa Fe's Festival of Song. Mezzo-soprano Mentzer, a Metropolitan Opera regular, will sing Grandmother Buryjovka in this year’s Santa Fe Opera staging of Jenufa, while Gilfry, a “lusciously shaded” (San Francisco Chronicle) baritone and Mozart specialist, will perform the role of Don Alfonso in Così Fan…

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Stars of American Ballet: Program 1

August 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
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What would summer in Santa Fe be without a visit from venerated American dancer Daniel Ulbricht and the Stars of American Ballet? This best-of-the-best ensemble — comprised of principals and soloists from the nation's most renowned companies, including New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre — returns to the City Different for the ninth consecutive year to perform two different programs of dance over two astounding evenings. Get your tickets early for one of Performance Santa Fe’s most eagerly…

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Stars of American Ballet: Program 2

August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
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What would summer in Santa Fe be without a visit from venerated American dancer Daniel Ulbricht and the Stars of American Ballet? This best-of-the-best ensemble — comprised of principals and soloists from the nation's most renowned companies, including New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre — returns to the City Different for the ninth consecutive year to perform two different programs of dance over two astounding evenings. Get your tickets early for one of Performance Santa Fe’s most eagerly…

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October 2019

Third Coast Percussion

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
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In 2005, four classical percussion students at Northwestern University began giving educational concerts in Chicago. Fourteen years, one Grammy award, and numerous world premieres later, Third Coast Percussion continues to use their “creative fearlessness with reverent precision” (BBC Music Magazine) to broaden the musical scope of percussion and, in doing so, redefine the world’s perception of modern classical music. This “brilliant” (The Independent) quartet comes to Santa Fe with mallets, marimbas, Thai gongs, tuned cowbells, and metal pipes for a…

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Schoen Movement Company

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Second Street Brewery Rufina Taproom, 2920 Rufina Street
Santa Fe, NM
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You won't find Emily Schoen dancing in theaters. For the past five years, the founder of Schoen Movement Company has been taking her sinuous, exuberant performances to unlikely spaces: parks, streets, and breweries. With a mission of uniting people from different demographics and exploring inventive and fresh avenues of dance performance, Schoen — one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch” — has earned three invitations to Jacob's Pillow and praise for work that “beautifully melded a crisp, balletic quality…

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November 2019

Billy Childs Quartet

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
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To say that jazz titan Billy Childs is wildly talented would be a grave understatement. Childs began studying piano in early childhood; by age six he was performing publicly and by 16 attending Colburn conservatory. He has since gone on to win a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and five Grammy awards — two for composition, two for arrangement, and one for his 2018 album Rebirth. Celebrated as one of the most diversely prolific and inventive pianists,…

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Einav Yarden

November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W Palace Ave
Santa Fe, 87501
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Pianist Einav Yarden, already a rising star in Europe, makes her New Mexico debut in a superlative recital. Born in Israel and based in Berlin, her accolades include performances at the Verbier and Ravinia festivals and collaborations with Neville Marriner and Leon Fleisher. She specializes in lesser-known gems of the keyboard repertory, bringing new life to works by composers from Haydn to Stravinsky. Praised as “spot-on” by Gramophone magazine and for her “glistening touch” by Der Tagesspiegel, Yarden is musical…

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December 2019

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy present A Celtic Family Christmas

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
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Canada’s east coast is home to a place rich with Celtic tradition — Cape Breton Island. One of this beautiful isle's chief exports is Canada's reigning musical couple, award-winning fiddle virtuosos Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy. Born into music royalty, Grammy-winning superstar Natalie MacMaster has been recording gold-certified albums and performing around the world for decades. This holiday season, she combines her talents with her husband Donnell Leahy — the leader of Ontario's celebrated Celtic family band, Leahy — along…

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January 2020

A Thousand Thoughts—A Live Documentary with Kronos Quartet

January 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
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Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini have teamed up with Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet for a wildly creative multimedia performance piece that blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with such prominent artists as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley. Together on stage, Green and Kronos interact with stirring cinematic imagery to craft an important record and exploration of late 20th– and early 21st–century music. As Green tells the multi-decade and…

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February 2020

Alicia Olatuja

February 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
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Jazz chanteuse Alicia Olatuja stormed into the public consciousness when she performed at President Obama’s second inauguration, and she hasn’t left since. In the years following, she has released two acclaimed albums, collaborated with such great performers as Chaka Khan and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and participated in multiple Grammy-winning records. Praised by Downbeat Magazine for her “full-bodied tone, precise pitch and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail,” Olatuja will astound you with her exquisite vocals, artistic…

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The King’s Singers

February 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, 131 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, 87501
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The King’s Singers are back! Fresh off their 50th anniversary tour, this “immaculate” (Boston Globe) vocal sextet returns to Santa Fe for another magical evening at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Known worldwide for their “seamless blend and pitch-perfect, liquid tone” (Washington Post), these Emmy- and Grammy-winners span genre, emotion, and time in their spellbinding performances. Whether exploring Renaissance classics, performing new commissions, or grooving to delectable crossover arrangements, this flagship British ensemble has something for everyone.

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March 2020

Pablo Sáinz Villegas

March 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
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Hailed as “master of the guitar” by none other than Plácido Domingo, Spaniard Pablo Sáinz Villegas is the greatest guitarist of his generation. Whether showcasing classical guitar or riffing on flamenco, Sáinz Villegas' unparalleled playing captures worlds of passion, playfulness, and drama. His long list of collaborators includes the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, composer John Williams, and conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and he has won over 30 competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition and the inaugural Parkening…

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Yefim Bronfman

March 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
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Born in Tashkent, Israeli-American pianist Yefim Bronfman has performed in the world's greatest halls and with its brightest musical luminaries. Recognized around the globe as one of the greatest pianists of our time, this “fabulous, fearsome” (Seattle Times) performer is admired by both audiences and critics alike for his “digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura” (Chicago Tribune). Over his decades-long career, Bronfman has earned an Avery Fisher Prize, seven Grammy nominations, and a Grammy award. Especially known for…

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May 2020

Tessa Lark

May 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W Palace Ave
Santa Fe, 87501
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Violinist Tessa Lark, not yet 30, is soaring to stardom in multiple genres. Recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Naumburg International Violin Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Lark is a budding superstar in the classical realm and a highly acclaimed fiddler in the bluegrass tradition of her native Kentucky. Since her debut, Lark has collaborated with masters including Mitsuko Uchida, Itzhak Perlman, Mark O'Connor, and Ida Kavafian, and performed across multiple…

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Anat Cohen Tentet

May 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
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Grammy-nominated clarinetist Anat Cohen — a familiar face in PSF circles thanks to her inimitable 2018 performance at the Lensic with jazz legend Fred Hersch — has teamed up with some of New York’s greatest players to create a wildly inventive and genre-bending jazz ensemble, the Anat Cohen Tentet. Consisting of accordion, piano, guitar, vibraphone, percussion, cello, bass, trombone, trumpet, and baritone saxophone and fronted by Cohen’s “terrific...beautifully crafted” (The New York Times) sound, this ensemble traverses musical continents every…

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September 2019

Julian Sands presents Keats, Shelley, Ghosts and Lovers

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, 87501
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$45 – $90

The best way to experience poetry is by hearing it. Even better is to hear it recited — and then explored through the lenses of history and personal anecdote — by one of the most talented actors at work today. British actor and director Julian Sands — recognized around the world for his roles on stage and screen, including Room with a View, The Killing Fields, and 24 — returns to Santa Fe after a sold-out performance last season to…

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June 2020

Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland

June 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
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$29 – $115

Mark Morris — hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive” (New York Times) — returns to Santa Fe with Pepperland, a unique tribute to the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, accompanied live by an unprecedented chamber ensemble of voice, soprano saxophone, two keyboards, theremin, and percussion. Ethan Iverson’s original score intermingles arrangements of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, "With a Little Help From My Friends," "A Day in the…

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