Santa Fe Symphony returns to live performances for 2021-2022 season - Albuquerque Journal

Santa Fe Symphony returns to live performances for 2021-2022 season

The Santa Fe Symphony is kicking off its return to live performance with a galaxy of classics.

The Santa Fe Symphony returns to live performances for the 2021-22 season. (Courtesy of the Santa Fe Symphony)

The musicians will launch the 2021-22 season on Sunday, Sept. 12 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center with works by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, minimalist composer Steve Reich and the legendary tango composer Astor Piazzolla.

The evening will include a pairing by Avery Fisher Career Grant violinist Alexi Kenney with conductor/violinist Guillermo Figueroa on Reich’s Duet for Two Violins and String Orchestra. The two also will perform “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires,” a symphonic tango by Piazzolla.

Violinist Alexi Kenney

“Maestro Figueroa is a very talented violinist and I love for our audience to hear him perform on violin,” said Emma Scherer, who will take the position as the symphony’s executive director on Sept. 12.

• Oct. 10 will see Figueroa lead the orchestra in a tribute to Beethoven. The pianist Drew Petersen, winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards and artist-in-residence at the University of Indianapolis, will play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73 (the “Emperor”), as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 36.

Pianist Drew Petersen.

• On Nov. 10, the series will move to the New Mexico Museum of Art’s St. Francis Auditorium with the chamber group Santa Fe Strata. Five symphony principals will play Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Fantaisie” in A Major for Violin and Harp, op. 124, Hannah Lash’s “Filigree in Textile,” Maurice Ravel’s “Pavane pour une infante défunte” for Cello and Harp (Pavane for a Dead Princess), and Ludwig Van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, op. 74, “Harp.”

• The musicians will welcome the holiday season with Handel’s “Messiah” on Nov. 20-21 with the full symphony and chorus.

• On Christmas Eve, “A Night at the Opera” will feature arias, duets, trios and quartets sung by Santa Fe Opera apprentice singers.

Classical trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden.

• On Jan. 16, 2022, the musicians will tackle Mozart’s “Jupiter Symphony” and the Trumpet Concerto by Juno Award-winning composer Vivian Fung performed by Gold Medal Global Music Award-winner Elizabeth Bowden. Fung is the first North American female composer to write for a female trumpet soloist.

• The Feb. 13, 2022 performance will include music by Antonín Dvorák and Jennifer Higdon (author of the opera “Cold Mountain.”) Higdon’s “blue cathedral” was inspired by the death of her brother. Principal flutist Jesse Tatum will play Pulitzer Prize-winner Christopher Rouse’s Flute Concerto.

Santa Fe Symphony flutist Jesse Tatum.

• On March 20, the music will turn romantic with Symphony No. 1 by Florence Beatrice Price, the first female African American to be recognized as a symphonic composer and the first to have a piece played by a major orchestra. The musicians also will play Giuseppe Verdi’s dramatic Overture to “La Forza del Destino.” Acclaimed cellist Mark Kosower will play Dvorák’s Cello Concerto in B Minor, op. 104.

• On April 28, 2022, the symphony will celebrate the music of Stravinsky at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in a recreation of his “Symphony of Psalms.” The composer himself conducted the work at the cathedral in 1960. Handel’s Sinfonia concertante and Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 are also on the program.

• For the May 15, 2022, season finale violinist Rubén Rengel will join the orchestra on Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor. American composer Charles Ives’ “The Unanswered Question” and Brahm’s Second Symphony will bring the series to a close.

For tickets, visit santafesymphony.org; 505-983-1414.


Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com

Nativo Sponsored Content

taboola desktop

MORE ARTICLES LIKE THIS

1
Library Friends' book, CD, DVD sale on Dec. 11
Arts
Friends of the Public Library will ... Friends of the Public Library will hold a used book, CD and DVD sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 ...
2
Two books address mental health issues, explain how to ...
Arts
Bringing greater clarity to dealing with ... Bringing greater clarity to dealing with issues such as relationships, depression, grief and addiction
3
Santa Fe Desert Chorale kicks off the season with ...
Arts
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale returns ... The Santa Fe Desert Chorale returns to in-person performances with its 2021 Winter Festival: "Nocheb ...
4
The New Mexico Symphonic Chorus to host holiday concert
Arts
Bach's "Christmas Oratorio" to be performed ... Bach's "Christmas Oratorio" to be performed with the New Mexico Philharmonic and the Sunset Mesa School Choir
5
Exhibit showcases a trio of artists
Arts
Once relegated to the periphery of ... Once relegated to the periphery of the art world, a trio of women have spent decades pairing artistr ...
6
Many plants can give you that holiday red berry ...
Arts
Q. I grew up back east ... Q. I grew up back east where holly bushes were everywhere, so getting clippings to decorate with for ...
7
Musician Lisa Morales wants new album to call on ...
Arts
The single, 'Freedom,' is a response ... The single, 'Freedom,' is a response to politics getting ridiculous
8
ABQ neighborhood's beginnings started with a hunch
Arts
A pact between three women would ... A pact between three women would eventually become Netherwood Park
9
NM author recognized by Andy Warhol Foundation
Arts
Foundation's Arts Writers Grants awarded a ... Foundation's Arts Writers Grants awarded a total of $695K to 20 writers