ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For performers who need crowds for a living, the shuttering of concert halls and venues hits both personally and financially.
New Mexico Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel’s decision to temporarily ban public gatherings of 100 people or more because of the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a cascade of cancellations at concert halls such as Popejoy, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Lensic Performing Arts Center and theaters in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Violinist and Chatter co-founder David Felberg also plays in both the New
Mexico Philharmonic and the Santa Fe Symphony as well as Serenata of Santa Fe. All have canceled performances.