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Author Archives: Emily Van Cleve / For the Journal

An opera patron sets the table for a tailgate party with friends. Tailgating, especially on opening night, is a favorite longtime tradition at the Santa Fe Opera. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

A beguiling pairing

The Santa Fe Opera always presents five operas during its summer season, but this summer there’s a slightly different twist to the schedule. For the first time since 1993, the opera presents two short operas in one evening.

The stone ruins of a 500-year-old Indian village highlight a visit to Jemez Historic Site. (Courtesy of Richard Hasbrouck)

History on the spot

New Mexico’s diverse history, reflected in ancient Native American kivas, Spanish Colonial churches and 19th-century military forts, is preserved and protected through the New Mexico Historic Site system.

Pianist Robert McDonald returns to Taos for concerts next weekend.

Part French, part Danish concert in Taos

Part French and part Danish is the best way to describe Taos Chamber Music Group’s concert at the Harwood Museum of Art next weekend.

Pianist Benjamin Hochman joins The Variation Trio in a concert next Sunday in Santa Fe.

Pianist, Variation Trio perform in SF

The Variation Trio and Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning pianist Benjamin Hochman are special guests of Santa Fe Pro Musica next Sunday afternoon in St. Francis Auditorium.

Acclaimed classical guitarist David Russell will perform at St. John’s College on Friday night.

Guitarist loves transcribing music

Internationally known guitarist David Russell has always liked Baroque music, but in recent years it’s become one of his biggest musical pleasures.

MCNEAL: Santa Fe freelance music director

Composer’s songs come from poetry

Of the three contemporary works on Serenata of Santa Fe’s Friday night program, Kelvin McNeal’s Songs for soprano, oboe, cello and piano is the only one that features a vocalist.