Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Wednesday at 9:30 pm*
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival celebrates talent; and some Festival artists possess more than one. The program’s co-host and Festival Artistic Director Marc Neikrug not only gets around on the piano, but is a respected composer.
“The only way I can envision writing anything is for my ideal. So it’s my ideal string quartet, my ideal pianist, my ideal flutist – whatever. And I’ve been really lucky in my life that a lot of times, those are the people who actually show up and play the pieces.”
Wednesday’s broadcast features Marc Neikrug’s 4th String Quartet played by the FLUX Quartet, a group described as “fearless” by the San Francisco Chronicle. The program also presents a Piano Quartet by Robert Schumann, played by William Preucil, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Marc Neikrug discusses donning the composer’s hat with WFMT’s Kerry Frumkin:
*Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival airs at 9:30 pm this week in order to bring you live coverage of the North Shore Chamber Music Festival. Next week’s edition of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival will air at 8:30 pm, following a live broadcast from the Grant Park Music Festival.