Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Sundays at 7 pm
  • Hosted by Kerry Frumkin , Marc Neikrug

Since it was founded in 1972, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the world’s preeminent music festivals, guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation. Contributing to its magic is the Festival’s unique Santa Fe setting, nestled amid the timeless splendors of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

With legendary cellist Pablo Casals as honorary president, the Festival’s 1973 inaugural season hosted 14 artists performing six Sunday concerts in Santa Fe and additional appearances in other New Mexico and Arizona communities.

Today, under the spirited artistic leadership of composer/pianist Marc Neikrug, the Festival invites scores of distinguished musicians, along with emerging young talent, during its 6-week season. Thousands of enthusiastic patrons young and old return year after year to enjoy the more than 80 concerts, recitals, master classes, youth concerts, and open rehearsals, including an Albuquerque Series that made its debut in 2008. In addition, in the off-season, the Festival reaches out to young people in Santa Fe schools with innovative and inspiring musical adventures.

Veteran WFMT announcer Kerry Frumkin hosts the series along with Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival artistic director, composer Marc Neikrug. Many of the performers provide descriptive commentary about their experiences at the Festival and the music they've played here.

Jun  3    
BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in c
BRUCH: String Octet

Jun 10    
MOZART: String Quartet No. 22 in B-Flat
BARTOK: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

Jun 17    
TELEMANN: Concerto in C for Four Violins
KOHN: From American Folk Songs: “Ten Thousand Miles Away”, “On the Other Shore”, “Wanderin”, “The Farmer’s Curst Wife”
TCHAIKOVSKY: String Quartet No. 1 in D

Jun 24    
BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in G
SCHULHOFF: Five Pieces for String Quartet
VIVALDI: Stabat Mater