Events

Santa Fe Institute

The Invention of Nature

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Award winning and bestselling author Andrea Wulf tells the story of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), the great scientist and intrepid explorer who has more things named after him than anyone else.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Fleur Barron and Julius Drake Recital

New Mexico Museum of Art

In their Festival debuts, mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron and pianist Julius Drake perform several powerhouse miniatures.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Beach and Beethoven

New Mexico Museum of Art

The rhapsodic Piano Quintet of late-Romantic American master Amy Beach is at the center of this exciting program, which includes Three Romances by the German-born piano virtuoso Clara Schumann and Beethoven’s Storm Quintet.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Mendelssohn and Ran

New Mexico Museum of Art

Flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, violist Max Mandel, and harpist June Han give the world premiere of a Festival-commissioned work by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Shulamit Ran on a program that also includes Mendelssohn’s fiery Piano Trio in C Minor.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

New Music with FLUX Quartet

New Mexico Museum of Art

The FLUX Quartet premieres Festival-commissioned works by the acclaimed German composer Detlev Glanert, who’s well known for his operas, and this year’s participants in the Festival’s internationally renowned Young Composers String Quartet Project, Marco-Adrián Ramos and Benjamin Scheer.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Brandenburg No. 5

New Mexico Museum of Art

This delightful program features three gems of the Baroque repertoire, including Handel’s Harp Concerto, with soloist June Han, and Bach’s perennially popular Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Beethoven Piano Trios 1

New Mexico Museum of Art

Over the course of three programs, the Chien-Kim-Watkins Trio performs a cycle of the Beethoven Piano Trios, beginning here with the composer’s Op. 1, No. 1, followed by his popular Ghost Trio.

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) plays the title role in Shakespeare’s thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Debussy Sonatas

New Mexico Museum of Art

This all-Debussy program features all three of the composer’s chamber music sonatas, which he wrote for a diverse set of instruments and display his signature elegance and spirit of innovation.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Susanna Phillips and Craig Terry Recital

New Mexico Museum of Art

Acclaimed soprano Susanna Phillips—known for her standout performances with the world’s leading opera houses and orchestras—makes her highly anticipated return to the Festival with an intimate recital with pianist Craig Terry.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Beethoven Piano Trios 2

NM History Museum

For the second of three programs presenting the Festival’s cycle of the Beethoven Piano Trios, the Chien-Kim-Watkins Trio plays three works, including the Piano Trio in C Minor, which reveals the awakening of Beethoven’s revolutionary spirit.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Leila Josefowicz Violin Recital

NM History Museum

In this solo recital, violinist Leila Josefowicz plays German composer Matthias Pintscher’s La Linea Evocativa: A Drawing for Violin Solo and arguably Bach’s best-known work for solo violin: the Partita No 2 in D Minor.