Performance Santa Fe 2023-24 Season -

As iconic as the city it celebrates, Performance Santa Fe has brought world-class performing arts events to northern New Mexico since 1937. Now in its 87th season, Performance Santa Fe continues its selection of exceptional performances at venues across Santa Fe, including Arturo Sandoval, Jessica Vosk, Alash Ensemble, Brad Mehldau, The Kronos Quartet, Regina Carter, Jordi Savall, and many more. The season continues through May 12, 2024.

Performance Santa Fe 2023-24 Schedule

Reflections: Arts and the Changing Landscape
Santa Fe Art Institute, Thursday, September 14, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
A discussion with Matthew Burtner, composer, and Matthew Duvall, percussionist, about their monumental collaboration, Transient Landscapes, which brings the sound of an Alaskan glacier to Santa Fe.

Transient Landscapes
St. John’s College, Saturday, September 16, 2023, 6 p.m.
Experience the sound of an Alaskan glacier in Transient Landscapes, an extraordinary, fully immersive live performance installation created by composer Matthew Burtner and percussionist Matthew Duvall.

Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein
Lensic Performing Arts Center, Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways as Chicago-based performance collective Manual Cinema presents its thrilling version of the gothic tale Frankenstein, stitching together shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, sound effects, and live music to tell the tale.

Arturo Sandoval
Lensic Performing Arts Center, Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Cuban American trumpeter Arturo Sandoval has won 10 Grammy awards for his vivacious and dynamic compositions, led bands on tours around the globe, won an Emmy for his film scoring, and wrote a book about his experience as a protégé of Dizzy Gillespie.

Art Songs/Heart Songs with Oliver Prezant
Osteria D’Assisi, Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 5:15 p.m.
Join conductor and arts educator Oliver Prezant for a pre-concert dinner and preview of Camilla Tilling and Emanuel Ax’s program. Learn about the extraordinary life of Jenny Lind, “The Swedish Nightingale” over a delicious meal with fellow art lovers.

Camilla Tilling and Emanuel Ax
Christo Rey Church, Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling revisits her career with collaborative pianist Emanuel Ax, embarking on a touching journey through the lesser known and documented final 30 years of Jenny Lind, the reigning soprano of her day.

Mass in Secret: The Underground Music of William Byrd with Oliver Prezant
Santa Fe Women’s Club, Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10 a.m.
Saturday morning coffee, doughnuts and Mass in secret! Conductor and arts educator Oliver Prezant leads a fun and friendly preview of Secret Byrd, the immersive staged Mass exploring the legacy of Renaissance composer William Byrd.

Secret Byrd
Scottish Rite Temple, Tuesday, November 14 & 15, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
An immersive staged mass celebrating the 400-year legacy of Renaissance composer William Byrd, featuring renowned British singers the The Gesualdo Six, and Abendmusik viol consort from New York City, and directed by Bill Barclay.

Jessica Vosk
Lensic Performing Arts Center, Friday, December 1, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
The Broadway star makes her triumphant return to Santa Fe, using her formidable talent to perform selections from her favorite artists, alongside holiday classics, in a show that promises fun for the whole family.

Winter Wassail
Scottish Rite Temple, Friday, December 15, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Members of the acclaimed performance ensemble Barokksolistene lead us on a merry merging of music and myth, creating a vibrant new tradition that deepens our roots to our ancient past and the tradition known as Wassailing.

Alash Ensemble
New Mexico Museum of Art, Friday, January 19, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Hailing from the Central Asian Republic of Tuva, this gifted trio – masters of Tuvan throat singing – has brought the unforgettable voice of their homeland to concert halls across the world, infusing their sound with global styles ranging from jazz to pop to hip-hop.

A Celebration of Aunties
Institute of American Indian Arts, Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 5:30 p.m.
A celebration of family and community, with Native American vendors, food, music, and a special presentation from Indigenous Performance Productions, featuring director Kendra Potter, executive producer Andre Bouchard, and students from the IAIA.

The Aunties: Women of the White Shell Water Place
Lensic Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
A multimedia storytelling experience conceived and created by Indigenous Performance Productions, featuring three Native American matriarchs from Northern New Mexico. This production cultivates a space for these remarkable individuals to tell the stories of their lives.

Brad Mehldau: 14 Reveries
New Mexico Museum of Art, Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Renowned for his virtuosic piano skills, this award-winning musician seamlessly merges elements of jazz, classical, and pop music to unravel and reimagine melodies from artists as diverse as Radiohead, J.S. Bach, Paul Simon, Nick Drake, and more.

Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra
Lensic Performing Arts Center, Saturday, February 10, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
The NEA Jazz Master brings the soul of New Orleans to Santa Fe, playing a mix of original compositions and classic jazz songs, while emphasizing important jazz traditions, such as riff playing and spontaneous arrangements.

Tradition and Invention: American Jazz Dance with Nan Giordano
LewAllen Galleries, Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 5:30 p.m.
Learn from Giordano Dance Chicago director Nan Giordano about the tradition and invention that embodies American jazz dance over an enjoyable evening of light refreshments.

Giordano Dance Chicago
Lensic Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
America’s original jazz dance company returns to Santa Fe for a night of timeless dance performance, stunning audiences around the world with new works that continually expand the boundaries of jazz and contemporary dance.

Benjamin Grosvenor
New Mexico Museum of Art, Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
The storied pianist of international acclaim has taken his place as one of today’s most exceptional musicians, whose virtuosic interpretations are underpinned by a unique balance of technical mastery and intense musicality.

Kronos Quartet
Lensic Performing Arts Center, Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
The San Francisco-based ensemble celebrates its 50th anniversary with the KRONOS Five Decades tour, bringing new commissions, signature works from its repertoire, and pieces from Kronos’ Fifty for the Future project to Santa Fe.

Kenny Barron and Regina Carter
Lensic Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Innovators of two generations of jazz music, NEA Jazz Masters, and longtime friends and collaborators join forces for a very special performance in celebration of Barron’s 80th birthday.

The Revolutionary Baroque
Herve Wine Bar, Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 5:15 p.m.
Enjoy a pre-concert dinner and preview of Jordi Savall’s program with writer James Keller, and explore the music of the Baroque period, an extraordinary time in music, during which composers embraced new sounds and styles that still echo today.

Jordi Savall and Hespérion XXI
Lensic Performing Arts Center, Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Be transported to a world of emotion and beauty by the true maestro of the early music movement, as he and his ensemble bring Le Nuove Musiche to Santa Fe, featuring works by Giovanni Kapsberger, Emilio de Cavalieri, and Andrea Falconiero.

Takács Quartet and Julien Labro
New Mexico Museum of Art, Friday, April 19, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
The Grammy Award-winning quartet is joined by bandoneon player Julien Labro for two newly commissioned pieces for quintet, then close the program with Ravel’s String Quartet, the composer’s first masterpiece.

A Mother’s Day Brunch with the Isidore String Quartet
Neptune Event Space, Sunday, May 12, 2024, 11 a.m.
The winners of the 2022 BANFF International String Quartet Competition are here to help you say thank you to the special caregiver in your life. Treat her to a delicious meal and performance and toast to the love and support that makes all art possible.

Isidore String Quartet
New Mexico Museum of Art, Sunday, May 12, 2024, 4 p.m.
Named after Isidore Cohen of the Juilliard String Quartet, the Isidore Quartet infuses the repertory with life by approaching the established as if it were brand new and the new as if it were firmly established.

About Performance Santa Fe
Performance Santa Fe has been bringing the very best of music, dance, and theater to iconic Santa Fe locations since 1937. Now in its 87th season, the organization upholds excellence in the performing arts and brings joy and enrichment to the community. Alongside its extensive performance season, the organization runs three dynamic, exciting, and inclusive educational programs for students in the community— Arts for Life, the Masterclass Series, and the Field Trip Series.

For more information about Performance Santa Fe’s 87th season, visit the website.

This article was posted by David Salcido

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