2018 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival July 15 – August 20
World-Renowned Artists Provide Incomparable Classical Music Moments at the 2018 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival July 15 – August 20
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival presents another spectacular lineup in its 46th season, which runs from July 15–Aug. 20. The Festival’s 40 concerts feature nearly 100 works — including five premieres — performed by the world’s finest classical musicians in beautiful and intimate venues in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
Conductor and violinist Alan Gilbert returns to the Festival to serve as Artist-in-Residence for an unprecedented third time.Spanning the 18th through the 21st centuries, the Festival’s 2018 repertoire includes masterworks by the likes of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Stravinsky; classics of the Baroque era as part of its Bach Plus series; lesser-known gems by Janáček, Lutosławski and Dohnányi; and newly commissioned works by Alexander Goehr, Magnus Lindberg and Max Grafe, who hail from England, Finland and the United States, respectively.
With its wide range of performances, mix of longtime and debuting artists, plus the stunning Southwestern setting, the Festival offers a one-of-a-kind musical experience that, every year, draws dedicated — and delighted — New Mexico, US and international audiences alike.
Danish String Quartet Photo: Caroline Bittencourt
Cynthia Phelps Photo: Richard Bowditch