Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 8:00 pm
International artists gather to play music by teacher to Rachmaninoff, Anton Arensky; also a two-cello serenade by Italian Romantic Alfredo Piatti; and American baritone Matthew Worth sings Mahler with conductor Lawrence Foster and friends in a chamber orchestra arrangement by Arnold Schoenberg. Details.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 8:00 pm
A hundred years after its premiere, Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire continues to surprise in its boldly modern treatment of the antique art form, commedia dell’arte. Hear the work sung by Lucy Shelton with Lawrence Foster and friends. The program also promises a much-loved Dvořák Piano Quartet. Details.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
Mendelssohn and Dohnanyi for Strings
Marvelous string players dig into the 6th Quartet of Mendelssohn, and a string Serenade by the gifted Czech conductor and composer Ernst von Dohnányi. Details.
Miami String Quartet
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 8:00 pm
A French Connection
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival presents its artist-in-residence Garrick Ohlsson in a solo work by Chopin, and the Concert by Ernest Chausson with the Orion String Quartet and violinist William Preucil. Details.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 8:00 pm
The Festival celebrates composition as a living art with a new Piano Quartet by Frenchman Marc-André Dalbavie (b. 1961). The program also offers a sextet played by Garrick Ohlsson and friends by Austrian Romantic composer Ludwig Thuille. Details.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 8:00 pm
Piano and Strings
Santa Fe makes a sweet summer getaway for a number of east coast chamber players, including Daniel Hope, Anne-Marie McDermott, and Ida Kavafian. Hear a trio by Mozart and a String Serenade by the son-in-law of Dvořák, Josef Suk. Details.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 8:00 pm
A Poet’s Love
A program that brings together a string quartet: Ainsi la nuit (Thus the Night) by Henri Dutilleux played by the Johannes String Quartet, and Robert Schumann’s song cycle, Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love), with baritone Matthew Worth and pianist Shia Wosner. Details.
Johannes String Quartet
May 28, 2014, 8:00 pm
Bach and Beethoven
This program gets back to basics, presenting works by two composers who continue to challenge and inspire players through the duration of their careers: Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 and a String Quintet by Beethoven. Players include William Preucil and the Orion String Quartet.
Orion String Quartet
June 4, 2014, 9:30 pm
Marc Neikrug as Composer
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival celebrates the range of talents of its artists including those of program host and artistic director Marc Neikrug. This program features his 4th String Quartet played by the FLUX Quartet, along with a Piano Quartet by Schumann.
June 11, 2014, 8:30 pm
Italy has long been a popular tourist destination, even for composers. This program features Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, and an Oboe Concerto by Australian Arthur Benjamin that borrows themes by the 18th-century Italian Cimarosa.
June 18, 2014
Quintet and Sextet
The Beethoven Quintet for piano and winds kicks off this program. Then the string players come on-stage for a sextet by Bohemian composer Ervin Schulhoff.
June 25, 2014
Two Friends: Schumann and Brahms
One of the most influential people in the life of Johannes Brahms was his friend and mentor Robert Schumann. This program offers works by both composers, an unusual grouping of instruments, the Trio called Fairy Tales for clarinet, viola and piano by Schumann, and a String Quartet by Brahms.
July 2, 2014, 8:30 pm
Piano and Strings II
This program tests the mettle of festival pianists Haochen Zhang and Jeremey Denk. Zhang opens with Three Movements from Stravinsky’s Petrouchka. Then Jeremy Denk takes the stage with two string players for a Trio by Brahms.