After a two-year hiatus, the Dovetail Orchestra takes to the Motorama stage for a magical night of silent films with live music. For this one-time performance, Dovetail Orchestra will partner with SITE Santa Fe and take inspiration from SITE’s participation in the Feminist Art Coalition by scoring innovative, women-directed silent shorts from the earliest years of cinema. The orchestra comprises primarily women musicians.
Led by composer/conductor Ross Hamlin, the rotating cast of Dovetail Orchestra has carved out a unique niche for writing and performing music for lesser-seen early cinema gems, with a propensity for shorter works. Already posessing one of the most diverse stylistic palettes of any ensemble in the area, they will also be showcasing new song-based material before the films begin. Film directors whose works will be shown include Germaine Dulac, Cleo Madison, Lotte Reiniger, Maya Deren, Alice Guy-Blanche, and Lois Weber.
Queen Bee is Denise Dixson (accordion, guitar, vocals), Reiney Brown (upright and electric bass, vocals), and Julia Spinelli (drums, percussion, vocals). The grow draws from folk to rock, country to Tex-Mex, and global rhythms far and wide.
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale 2021 Summer Festival runs July 18–August 6 and features three programs: The Jew and the Gentile: Salamone Rossi and Claudio Monteverdi, Roaring ‘20s, and East Meets West. All concerts will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and will be presented in accordance with New Mexico public health orders. Tickets will be available here. East Meets West highlights contrasting musical styles by composers representing China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines. The … Read More
Kyle Martin created Westrock, western-themed, honkytonk-style music played in a hard rock format with a heavy beat. Just try to stay in your seat!