Announcing the 2019-20 Lensic Presents Season

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Buffy Sainte-Marie, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Chick Corea, Santa Fe voices, and more!

Santa Fe, NM (May 22, 2019) — The Lensic Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the schedule and on-sale dates for the 2019-20 season of Lensic Presents, our signature live performance series.

Lensic Presents 2019-20 Season

Lúnasa  |  Sept. 12, 2019

The New Power Generation: Celebrating Prince  |  Sept. 26, 2019

Littleglobe: ¡Presente!  |  Oct. 5, 2019

Chick Corea Trilogy  |  Oct. 8, 2019

Buffy Sainte-Marie  |  Oct. 10, 2019

Mari Boine  |  Oct. 15, 2019

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company & The Ahn Trio  |  Nov. 16, 2019

Wise Fool New Mexico’s Circus Luminous  |  Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2019

Storm Large: Holiday Ordeal  |  Dec. 19, 2019

Joe Illick and the New Year’s Eve Orchestra  |  Dec. 31, 2019

The Peking Acrobats  |  Jan. 17, 2020

International Guitar Night  |  Feb. 7, 2020

Kat Edmonson  |  Feb. 13, 2020

New York Philharmonic String Quartet  |  March 19, 2020

The Magic of Kevin Spencer  |  March 28, 2020

Drum Tao 2020  |  April 2, 2020

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago  |  April 14, 2020

Arlo Guthrie  |  May 8, 2020


Ticket On-Sale Dates

General Public: Subscription tickets and single tickets on sale June 7, 2019, at 10 am.
Pre-Sale for Lensic Members ($100 level & above): Subscriptions and single tickets on sale May 22, 2019, at 7 pm.  

Purchase Tickets

Tickets are available online at, by phone at 505-988-1234, or at the Lensic, 211 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Service charges apply at all points of purchase.

Build Your Own Subscription

Our Build Your Own Subscription option offers patrons the best seats at the best prices. Subscriptions may be purchased until August 30, 2019, at midnight. All tickets must be purchased during the same transaction to qualify for the subscription discount.

  • Buy tickets to 3 to 5 shows, get 10% off ticket prices
  • Buy tickets to 6 to 10 shows, get 15% off ticket prices
  • Buy tickets to 11 or more shows, get 20% off ticket prices

Note that tickets to The Magic of Kevin Specner (March 28, 2020), The Met: Live in HD events, and National Theatre Live in HD events do not qualify for inclusion in the Build Your Own Subscription offer. Subscription discounts may not be applied to previously purchased tickets. Subscription tickets must be purchased at the same time to qualify for the discount.

Lensic Presents Support and Sponsors

Our 2019-20 Season is generously sponsored by Heritage Hotels & Resorts and our media sponsors, Hutton Broadcasting and 95.9 The Oasis.

The Lensic Presents series is generously supported by

More on the 2019-20 Lensic Presents Season

Thursday, September 12, 2019
7:30 pm, $25-$39
Kick off the 2019-20 Lensic Presents season with Santa Fe favorite Lúnasa. This “Irish music dream team” (Folk Roots) will transport you to the Emerald Isle with a distinctive brand of passion and excitement that’s earned them legions of fans in their 20 years together. Generously sponsored by Hotel Santa Fe.

The New Power Generation: Celebrating Prince
Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:30 pm, $35-$69
Stellar, funky, and electrifying, the original members of Prince’s band (1990-2013) perform a nonstop musical kaleidoscope of the most iconic chart-topping hits from every era of Prince’s career. Known for their virtuosity and their tight and inspired performances, the NPG will lift audiences out of their seats with a musical celebration of an icon. Generously sponsored by Hotel Santa Fe.

Littleglobe: ¡Presente!
Saturday, October 5, 2019
7 pm, $20-$25 (kids: $8)
Littleglobe is a treasure of Santa Fe’s arts community. They are committed to interdisciplinary, collaborative art projects that foster life-affirming connections across the boundaries that divide us. The Littleglobe team returns to The Lensic with their newest work, ¡Presente!, which focuses on Santa Fe’s current crisis of affordability and displacement. It’s a powerful piece with a lasting impact on civil discourse and policymaking.

Chick Corea Trilogy with Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
7:30 pm, $60-$120
Legendary pianist Chick Corea brings his Grammy-winning acoustic trio, featuring powerhouse bassist Christian McBride and drum master Brian Blade. It’s jazz at its virtuosic best. Don’t miss this evening of Corea classics, jazz standards, and boundless musical exploration. A coproduction of The Lensic and Outpost Performance Space. Generously sponsored by Jack Kotz.

Buffy Sainte-Marie
Thursday, October 10, 2019
7:30 pm, $25-$45
A Benefit for Indigenous Solutions, Tewa Women United & the Friendship Club
For more than five decades, legendary indigenous singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie has reinvented herself, creating songs that reveal new shades of an artist already revered as a pioneer. She’s an activist, educator, visual artist, and winner of countless awards, and her powerful and lyrical songs weave the human narratives left out of the history books. All ticket-buyers have the option to add on a $75 VIP experience, which includes a post-show reception. A coproduction of The Lensic and Indigenous Solutions. Generously sponsored by The Pantry.

Mari Boine
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
7:30 pm, $25-$35
Mari Boine’s highly rhythmic songs are rooted in the shamanistic musical traditions of the Sámi of northern Scandinavia. She takes the wordless, yodeling-like vocal style of yoik (or joik) and infuses jazz, rock, and other ethnic elements, creating a musical mix that cuts to your soul. Boine’s music represents a thousand years of ancestral connection to the unyielding frozen space of the Arctic. Generously sponsored by Hotel Santa Fe.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company & The Ahn Trio: A Quest for Freedom
Saturday, November 16, 2019
7:30 pm, $49-$75
Live music and dance are powerfully combined in this poetic retelling of company founder Nai-Ni Chen’s experience as a Taiwanese immigrant coming to New York. The blending of Eastern and Western influences in Chen’s choreography is accented with contemporary classical music performed on stage by the remarkable Ahn Trio. Generously sponsored by Hotel Santa Fe.

Wise Fool New Mexico’s Circus Luminous
November 29-December 1, 2019 (Friday, 7 pm; Saturday, 2 pm & 7 pm; Sunday, 4 pm)
$20-$45 (12 & under: $12-$27)
A Thanksgiving weekend tradition! Circus Luminous returns with a corps of acrobats, aerialists, dancers, and musicians. This socially conscious circus extravaganza is filled with daring feats of balance and athleticism, poignant humor, and visual delights! Generously sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust.

Storm Large: Holiday Ordeal
Thursday, December 19, 2019
7:30 pm, $35-$55
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year takes on a whole new meaning when Storm Large returns to The Lensic by popular demand, this time with her one-of-a-kind Christmas show. Storm will love you, leave you, delight you, and abuse you with a wicked charm and stunning vocals that will have you begging for more. Generously sponsored by Hotel Santa Fe.

Joe Illick and the New Year’s Eve Orchestra with Violinist Augustin Hadelich
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
5 pm, $30-$80
1 pm Open Rehearsal Family Concert, $20 (kids $5)
Bid farewell to 2019 with an evening of classical music. Longtime Santa Fean Joe Illick, music director and principal conductor of the Fort Worth Opera, leads an all-star orchestra performing: Mozart’s “Exsultate, Jubilate,” with soprano Adelaide Boedecker, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, and Augustin Hadelich performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Generously sponsored by Ginny Browning, Connie and David Girard-diCarlo, and Laurie Rossi.

The Peking Acrobats
Friday, January 17, 2020
7 pm, $29-$55
The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics for more than 30 years. Experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics, they defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. The acrobats are masters of agility and grace, showcasing tremendous skill and ability with astonishing juggling dexterity and incredible balancing feats.

International Guitar Night
Friday, February 7, 2020
7:30 pm, $25-$39
International Guitar Night (IGN), the world’s premier touring guitar festival, celebrates its 20th anniversary! This year’s lineup includes Mike Dawes (contemporary guitar from England), Germán López (timple from The Canary Islands), Olli Soikkeli (jazz from Finland), and Jim Kimo West (slack key guitar from Hawaii). Generously sponsored by Hotel Santa Fe.

Kat Edmonson
Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:30 pm, $25-$35
At once dreamy and seductive, poignant and romantic, singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson’s “vintage pop” is like the Great American Songbook meets Turner Classic Movies. Her inimitable “fresh as a spring bouquet” (New York Times) music has topped the Billboard jazz charts, made her an NPR favorite, and earned multiple film and soundtrack appearances. Simply irresistible.

New York Philharmonic String Quartet
Thursday, March 19, 2020
7:30 pm, $29-$55
This phenomenal new ensemble comprises four master musicians from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra: concertmaster/violinist Frank Huang, principal associate concertmaster/violinist Sheryl Staples, principal violist Cynthia Phelps, and principal cellist Carter Brey. Since its founding during the Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary season, the quartet has earned high praise in numerous appearances. Generously sponsored by Hotel Santa Fe.

The Magic of Kevin Spencer – a special low-sensory performance
Saturday, March 28, 2020
11 am, Free Family Event
An extraordinary magician, Kevin Spencer combines storytelling, stage magic, and audience participation in a show designed for audiences of all abilities. This low-sensory performance welcomes all families, including those with individuals with autism or with other developmental or intellectual disabilities that create sensory sensitivities. Be entertained by baffling magic in a relaxed, judgment-free environment. Generously sponsored by Hotel Santa Fe.

Drum Tao 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020
7:30 pm, $25-$58
A Lensic favorite, Tao’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of Drum Tao 2020 create a dynamic, unforgettable production. Generously sponsored by Century Bank.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
7:30 pm, $39-$85
One of the most original forces in contemporary dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has long been known for its exceptionally talented dancers and a diverse repertoire of adventurous choreography. This performance proves that point, featuring spellbinding works by some of the world’s most sought-after choreographers: Israel’s Ohad Naharin, Canada’s Crystal Pite, and Spain’s Alejandro Cerrudo. Generously sponsored by Gina Browning and Joe Illick.

Arlo Guthrie: Focus 2020 Alice’s Restaurant
Friday, May 8, 2020
7:30 pm, $30-$57
The iconic songwriter hits the road with his hits, including a performance of this treasured folk song about a series of incredulous events that began on Thanksgiving in 1965. “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” struck a chord with the anti-war counterculture and became a centerpiece of Guthrie’s concerts. Don’t miss this night with a living legend.

About The Lensic

The nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center, a landmark historic theater in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is home to arts and cultural experiences for everyone, all year round. The Lensic serves its community through world-class artistic programming (including our Lensic Presents series), theater rentals with discounts for local nonprofits, and groundbreaking educational programs that touch the lives of 16,000+ students each year.