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Music in an Arty Oasis

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Wednesdays at 8:00 pm


The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival returns to the airwaves with variety and bravura, covering 300 years of repertoire from four different continents. The artists include some of the world’s most prestigious performers like Garrick Ohlsson, Daniel Hope, and Lawrence Foster.

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Schoenberg self-portrait, 1910

Top chamber music players like Ida Kavafian, Steve Tenenbom, and William Preucil make up the backbone of this festival, where they gather for about a month in the summer, enjoying the musical fellowship as well as the art galleries and hot sauce.

Wednesday‘s program brings together a piano quartet (violin, viola, cello, and piano) for music by Antonín Dvořák, but the central work on the program is no less than a journey; one of the most haunting pieces of the past 100+ years: Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire.

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New Mexico Museum of Art, home to the Chamber Music Festival

Schoenberg was in his Expressionist phase as a composer and as a painter, attempting to communicate intense emotions in the absence of conventional idioms. Pierrot’s language is highly original and specific to Schoenberg, though he leans on the cabaret and the 17th century Commedia dell’Arte.

Soprano soloist describes the opening to program producer Louise Frank:

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