Santa Fe Symphony lovers: here’s the news you’ve been waiting for, the line-up for the 2022 – 2023 season! The symphony’s 39th season is, they tell us, a love letter to Santa Fe. They describe this season as featuring “the phenomenal talent of our orchestral and choral musicians, award-winning guest artists, plus new and exciting SFS Strata and virtual performances.”
September 11, 4 pm | A Thousand Nights | The Lensic
September launches the season with A Thousand Nights, bringing you the fiery conducting prowess of guest conductor JoAnn Falletta and stunning violin virtuoso Nikki Chooi. The pieces on the program are:
LILI BOULANGER: D’un matin de printemps (Of a Spring Morning)
ERNEST CHAUSSON: Poème for Violin and Orchestra, op. 25, Nikki Chooi, violin
MAURICE RAVEL: Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra, Nikki Chooi, violin
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade
October 9, 4 pm | Firebird | the lensic
In October, the symphony presents Kenny Broberg in collaboration with their friends at the American Pianists Association. Broberg — 2021 Pianists Award Winner and Christel DeHaan Classical Fellow, 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Silver Medalist, and 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition Bronze Medalist — takes center stage for Dohnányi’s Variations on a Nursery Tune and César Franck’s Symphonic Variations, followed by Stravinsky’s magnificent Firebird: Suite.
October 30, 3 pm | Choral Masterworks | Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Enjoy a free afternoon of music at this Choral Masterworks program.
November 19, 7 pm and November 20, 4 p.m. | Handel’s Messiah | The Lensic
George Frideric Handel’s Messiah rings in the holiday season, featuring Devon Guthrie, soprano Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano, Joshua Dennis, tenor, and Joseph Beutel, baritone.
December 11, 4 pm | Sounds of the Season | The Lensic
Enjoy holiday pops at Sounds of the Season.
December 13, 5 p.m. | Carols & choruses | Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Another free program to get you into the holiday spirit.
December 24, 5 pm | A Night at the Opera | The Lensic
Don’t miss the Christmas Eve program, A Night at the Opera, in collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera.
January 15, 4 PM | American Legacies | The Lensic
American Legacies brings in the new year and an all-American cast of composers, including Gershwin, William Grant Still, and Jan Bach. Don’t miss this incredible world premiere of Jan Bach’s Concerto for Horn, arranged by renowned horn player Jonathan Boen.
GEORGE GERSHWIN: Lullaby for Strings
JAN BACH: Concerto for Horn and Orchestra Arranged by Jonathan Boen, world premiere. Jonathan Boen, horn
WILLIAM GRANT STILL: Symphony No. 1 in A-flat Major “Afro-American”
February 19, 4 PM | O’ Roméo, Roméo! | The Lensic
February’s tribute to Valentine’s Day features the full symphony orchestra and chorus performing Berlioz’ masterful Roméo et Juliette. This concert will be a celebration of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa’s 70th birthday and seventh brilliant season with the symphony — and you are invited! O’ Roméo, Roméo includes a hand-selected cast of talented soloists, with choral direction by Carmen Flórez-Mansi.
HECTOR BERLIOZ: Roméo et Juliette: Symphonie dramatique, op. 17. Rebecca Robinson, mezzo-soprano, John Tiranno, tenor, Adrian Smith, baritone
March 26, 4 PM | Bartók meets Beethoven | The Lensic
Bartók Meets Beethoven features the latter’s iconic Seventh Symphony and the stunning Bartók Concerto for Orchestra.
April 16, 4 PM | One Love, One Planet | The Lensic
One Love, One Planet, a celebration of Earth Day, is in collaboration with WildEarth Guardians, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Sphynx Organization, featuring award-winning violinist Samuel Abraham Vargas Texeira.
JOSEPH HAYDN: Symphony No. 6, “Le Matin” (Sunrise Symphony)
SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Violin Concerto in G Minor, op. 80. Samuel Abraham Vargas Teixeira, violin
CLAUDE DEBUSSY: La Mer
May 7, 4 PM | Fate and Finale | The Lensic
The Santa Fe Symphony’s 39th season comes to a rousing close with Fate and Finale and world-renowned cellist Zlatomir Fung for Elgar’s stormy Cello Concerto plus Tchaikovsky’s fateful Fifth.
EMILIE MAYER: Faust Overture, op. 46
EDWARD ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E Minor, op. 85. Zlatomir Fung, cello
PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5
May 21, 3 PM | Memorial Day Concert | Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Free concert in honor of Memorial Day.
Ticket Sales Schedule
Subscriptions will go on sale to existing subscribers May 2 at 10 a.m.
Subscriptions will go on sale to Symphony Club level donors and higher June 6 at 10 a.m.
Single tickets and new subscriptions will go on sale to the public July 5 at 10 a.m.
Call the Santa Fe Symphony box office at 505-983-1414 to reserve your tickets. Learn more about the Santa Fe Symphony.
The Lensic Performing Arts Center is located at 211 W. San Francisco Street in Santa Fe, New Mexico.This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead