Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, from Mozart to Messiaen

Posted on: July 16, 2015

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is set to open its 2015 season on July 19 with a program of Rossini, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky at the St. Francis Auditorium at Santa Fe’s New Mexico Museum. Featured on the opening concert will be violinist Benjamin Beilman, cellists Joseph Johnson and Ronald Thomas, bassist Kristen Bruya, pianists Kirill Gerstein and Jon Kimura Parker, oboist Robert Ingliss, clarinetist Todd Levy, bassoonist Theodore Soluri, and hornist Scott Temple. Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, will be artist-in-residence this summer and lead two concerts. On August 22, Gilbert will lead Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major for Winds, K. 361 (“Gran Partita”) at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. On August 23, Gilbert will lead Messiaen’s twelve-movement orchestral work From the Canyons to the Stars, which was inspired by Utah’s Bryce Canyon. The festival—which concludes on August 24 with an all-Schubert program featuring the String Quartet No. 13 (“Rosamunde”) and Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D. 898—also includes pre-concert talks, free open rehearsals, and free youth concerts. Marc Neikrug is the festival’s artistic director, and Steven Ovitsky is executive director. 

Posted July 16, 2015