Search Calendar for Santa Fe Events
Santa Fe is one of the country's oldest and most beautiful cities with some of the most dramatic sunsets in the world, so it's only natural to find a diverse and dynamic performing arts scene here. Audiences are wowed just about every night of the week.
With everything from theatrical productions and ballet performances to classical concerts, global music jams and slam poetry competitions, Santa Fe's performing arts hold center stage. Our year-round calendar spotlights international and local stars. You'll enjoy famous actors, opera singers, classical musicians, jazz quartets, bands playing blues, folk, country and rock, modern dancers, native storytellers and other gifted performers.
The Santa Fe Opera continues to bring opera stars and audiences from around the world each summer for one of the country's most cherished opera seasons. The city also hosts annual music festivals throughout the year that feature established and emerging musicians and singers from around the world. Santa Fe's own gifted groups of community musicians and choral groups perform year-round as well.
On any given night in Santa Fe, you might see an elite group of Chinese acrobats, a whimsical troupe of Santa Fe circus performers or a beloved Broadway musical. Enjoy a stirring concert put on by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the New Mexico Jazz Festival or a festival devoted to the traditional music of New Mexico's Rio Grande region. Watch the heated artistry of flamenco dancers accompanied by Spanish guitar music, performed by Entreflamenco or the Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company. Take in a stellar production of a well-known play or a world premiere of a work by an emerging playwright. Actors travel from around the world to perform here and we also have vibrant community theater groups featuring talented Santa Fe actors.
With more than a dozen venues, from historic theaters to outdoor stages, glorious churches and museum spaces, Santa Fe truly is a performing arts center.
THE PROGRAM: "Legado y Leyeda," (Legacy and Legend) will offer insight into the story of the people of Northern New Mexico and the amazing significance of the San Miguel Chapel, a world landmark, through the medium of the Spanish Guitar. All proceeds go directly to benefit the urgent structural preservation of San Miguel's bell tower, lest this important piece of history crumble! Please come, help support, and enjoy!
THE ARTIST: AnnaMaria Cardinalli offers stunning virtuosity on the Spanish Guitar and brings the darkness and sensuality of the contralto voice to the most mysterious characters of the operatic stage and to the folk traditions of the Mediterranean world. With a life story to match the drama usually found only in opera, she has performed in venues from the Kennedy Center to the Spanish Royal Palace to European Opera Festivals, was the youngest person to complete a Ph.D. from Notre Dame, was "outed" as an intelligence officer by Wikileaks for her once-quiet work in Iraq and Afghanistan, and remains an outspoken activist for cultural preservation and human rights.
BELL TOWER RESTORTION
AnnaMaria's Legado y Leyenda
Every Thursday - 7:30 PM
＄20 Cash or Check at the Door of the Chapel
Now two decades old, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's bold vision – top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking works, and virtuoso dancers – has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West. This internationally-acclaimed professional dance company brings dance to Aspen year-round through performances and education. The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, serving over 500 students through a network of satellite locations in Colorado and New Mexico, instills the appreciation of dance and encourages first-hand participation. ASFB's award-winning Folklórico program enriches the lives of children through free, after-school instruction in Mexican folkloric dance. Amenities: Entertainment.
Jazz music available in many different size groups. Vocal and Instrumental Jazz. Music can be presented with themes or originals. Some of the groups that are available: Tribute Trio, SuperSax New Mexico with Bobby Shew, First Take Trio with Michael Anthony and the music of Ray Charles to name a few.
The Center for Contemporary Arts is a vibrant art space and cinematheque offering innovative exhibitions, films and performances that are socially relevant, provocative and inspiring. Founded in 1979, CCA is one of the oldest artist-centered organizations in the American Southwest. CCA draws more than 55,000 visitors annually for exhibitions, independent films, performances, and public programs.
Entreflamenco's affiliation Spanish DanzArt Society is a non for profit organization with 501c3 charity status for educational and cultural purposes founded in 2010.
The mission of Spanish DanzArt Society is to preserve, disseminate and create awareness of our diverse artistic Spanish traditions expressed through visual and performing Arts.
SDS is dedicated to bringing arts and educational programs of the highest caliber.
We are passionate about bridging the culture and art of Spain to the USA.
SDS presents a wide range of events on a National and International basis through Community Performances, Arts in Education Programs for schools, and Professional Flamenco Dance Training for the youth. Amenities: Entertainment, Live Music, Restaurant.
Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe galvanizes global flamenco talent in electrifying and authentic showcases conceived in the company’s home base of Santa Fe. Founded in 2008, the company’s crowd-pleasing performances immerse aficionados, as well as those newly fascinated by flamenco, in a centuries-old world of song and dance.
In 2014, Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe joined forces with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet for a shared management structure and enhanced artistic synergies.
The nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center owns and maintains a landmark historic theater in the heart of Santa Fe, is the hub for year-round performing arts and culture, and serves the community through affordable programming and groundbreaking educational programs that touch the lives of nearly 12,000 students each year.
Little Leroy and His Pack of Lies will make you dance. Lots of Rolling Stones' music with great originals peppered in, tossed with smokin' blues slide guitar and a heaping helping of rock n' roll energy. Mmmm good!!
New Mexico's top Latin dance band! Nosotros seamlessly combines Latin rhythms with elements of Rock, Salsa, Jazz and Cumbia creating an original sound that is unmistakably Nosotros. But M.E. Schenck of Hyperactive Music Magazine may have interpreted their sound best by saying “Nosotros’ music is not to be explained, it is to be felt in the pit of our souls.”
The award-winning ensemble began as a guitar trio in 1994 and was based in the southern New Mexico town of Las Cruces. The band gained an almost immediate following. In 2014, Nosotros celebrated 20 years as a band.
Check out upcoming events on the website or social media. Nosotros is also available to play festivals, private parties, and corporate events. The band is made up of New Mexico's finest professional musicians! Contact us for more information or for questions. Amenities: Entertainment, Live Music.
Pandemonium Productions provides an innovative, high-quality theater experience that inspires, educates and challenges young people and engages the community in the power of theater to transform and enrich lives. Pandemonium’s goal is to provide an educational musical theater experience to an economically- and culturally-diverse group of young people, and to audience members of all ages.
Pandemonium’s musical theater program is led by Executive Director Christopher Leslie who holds a Master’s Degree in Arts Education, has taught theater for more than 20 years and has directed over 100 student shows. Musical Director Cora Harms holds a Master’s Degree in Music and Conducting and has 30 years of experience teaching music.
Since 1937, Performance Santa Fe has brought world-class music, dance, and theater to the City Different. Our mission is to present and produce the best in performing arts, and to enliven the hearts, minds, and spirits of the community through artistic excellence.
Our education and outreach programs offer inspirational, enjoyable, and affordable performing arts experiences to local children, teachers, and families, as well as students and seniors.
Ronald Roybal, Native Flutist and Spanish Guitarist, provides quality entertainment with a Southwest flavor for your special event. Ronald is a six time Native American Music Award nominee and is a two time New Mexico Music Industry Award winner. He also performs regularly at the Hotel Santa Fe. Visit his website for a performance schedule, contact information and streaming audio and video of his performance and recordings. Amenities: Entertainment, Live Music.
WHEN: July 5 - August 25, 2017
Celebrate the sounds of Santa Fe with nightly outdoor performances at the historic downtown Plaza. 75 concerts are scheduled throughout the summer from jazz to mariachi to blues and rock. Check the Santa Fe Bandstand website for specific dates and venues.
Santa Fe bandstand presents 8 weeks of free, live, diverse music performances on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. From Grammy Award-winning artists to the best of Santa Fe's exploding local music scene, they're something for everyone on this year's lineup. Come down to the Plaza, spread out a blanket and break open your picnic basket. The perfect way to spend a cool summer night in Santa Fe. The 2017 season runs from July 5 through August 25, most Tuesdays through Saturdays. Amenities: Child Friendly, Entertainment, Live Music, Pet Friendly.
Since 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. 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 six-week season. Thousands of enthusiastic patrons young and old return year after year to enjoy more than 80 concerts, recitals, youth concerts, and open rehearsals. Performances are held in St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art and at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. During the year the Festival reaches out to young people in the Santa Fe public schools with innovative and inspiring education programs.
Founded in 1982 by Larry Bandfield, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale is one of the longest continually performing professional music organizations in New Mexico, as well as one of the most distinguished. The Chorale was a recipient of the 2006 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and in 2016 was named the “Best Choral Group of Santa Fe” by the Santa Fe Reporter. Scott Cantrell of The Dallas Morning News characterized the Chorale as presenting “stunning singing…incredible power.”
Now entering his ninth season as Music Director, Joshua Habermann leads the 24-voice professional Chorale in repertoire spanning seven centuries, from medieval polyphony to contemporary works. The composition of the Chorale is truly national in scope and the ensemble is recognized among the finest American chamber choirs.
Throughout its history, the Chorale has maintained a commitment to give voice to music from Hispanic and Native American communities. Dedicated to advancing the composers of our time, the Chorale has commissioned twenty-two works by eighteen composers; three quarters of the composers commissioned have been American. In addition, another seven works have been given their world or American premieres by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. The ensemble performs at historical sites in Santa Fe such as the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis and the Loretto Chapel, as well as other venues throughout the Southwest. A recent highlight was an invitational appearance at the 2015 American Choral Directors Association National Conference in Utah which was later broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio.
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents both summer and winter festivals of concerts featuring a wide range of literature from around the world. The 2017 Summer Festival Season will take place from July 19 through August 13, 2017. The 2017 Winter Festival Season, “Home for the Holidays,” is scheduled from December 16 to December 23, 2017 with performances in Albuquerque, Los Alamos and Santa Fe.
The Desert Chorale prides itself on its strong relationships within the community of Northern New Mexico, and enjoys collaborations with Creativity for Peace, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, New Mexico History Museum, NDI-NM, Performance Santa Fe, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and The Santa Fe Opera among others. Community engagement is an integral part of the Desert Chorale’s mission. Amenities: Live Music.
For 30 years, Santa Fe Performing Arts has used acting and stagecraft as tools for educating New Mexico's children and youth and exploring social issues facing our community. We serve more than 8,000 New Mexico children and youth annually and offer opportunities for adult actors to perform and learn more about the craft of acting. Our programs have attracted more than 10,000 students to participate in 100+ mainstage productions played to more than 100,000 local and regional audience members.
The Playhouse offers quality productions of well-known plays and also offers never-produced playwrights the chance to see their work on stage. Each season offers comedies, dramas and musicals. Not only do theatergoers enjoy quality productions, they partake of a sense of history when they enter the old adobe walls of the Santa Fe Playhouse. The adobe building is in the heart of the Barrio de Analco, one of the oldest town sections in the United States. Amenities: Entertainment.
This organization brings some of the finest musicians and performers in the U.S. and from around the world to perform chamber works in ensembles of various sizes from September through May. Guest performers often are featured.
Come share the joy of the holidays with us at our winter concertsǃ In the ambiance of the historic Loretto Chapel and the contemporary Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble brings to life choral works from many times and traditions—music to touch your heart and capture the beauty of the season. We also have A spring Mother's Day Concert each May. Our performances feature commissioned works.
Our nonprofit mission is to promote the art and culture of Japanese drumming and drum making. We do this through concerts, workshops with masters, classes, conferences and festivals. We have two levels of ongoing classes.
Teatro Paraguas is an intimate black box theater located in Santa Fe's Southside. Offering contemporary Latino theater in English, annual bilingual poetry celebrations, open mike poetry, poetry readings, concerts, and rental space for performing arts events, classes, and workshops.
Now in its fifth season, the New Mexico Performing Arts Society is recognized as one of the top music and performing arts presenters in northern New Mexico. NMPAS is the umbrella organization for the New Mexico Bach Society, The Chapel Series at Immaculate Heart, and Santa Fe Flute Immersion, an in-depth masterclass for flutists from high school through professionals. We present outstanding programs by musicians and artists who make New Mexico their home. More information on our website: www.nmperformingartssociety.org
Every summer since 1957 opera lovers have come from all over the world to enjoy The Santa Fe Opera. A wide-ranging repertory of new, rarely performed and standard works are performed in a dramatic theater with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
Many opera fans come early for tailgate parties in the parking lot; the preview buffet dinner on the opera grounds, which includes an informative talk about the evening’s performance; or the prelude talks which offer a lively introduction to the evening’s opera, and are free to ticket holders. The 2017 season lineup has something for everyone – from the baroque to an innovative and high tech world premiere.
The popularity and repertoire continue to grow for this wonderful community orchestra and chorus. The season is made up of subscription concerts, special event concerts and regularly scheduled performances plus concerts with other regional symphonies.
Northern New Mexico's only professional symphony orchestra-with-chorus. We focus on orchestra masterpieces that thrill your senses and feed your soul. This fall and spring, The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus brings to The Lensic nine full-orchestra programs, with a host of beloved works and a star-studded array of soloists from near and far, as well as two Concert Recitals featuring world-famous performers. 2016–2017 marks our first season led by our new Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa; the first half of the season will feature acclaimed guest conductors.
Founded in Paris in 1983, Theater Grottesco is known internationally for visual and explosive original theater productions. The Grottesco Ensemble rekindles interest in live performance by juxtaposing classical and modern theatrical styles with a daring, poetic research of culture and imagination, giving voice to the marginal elements of our contemporary society, and taking audiences to the brink of emotional wonder and soulful reflection.
TheatreSantaFe.org provides you with a single source to discover what’s happening in Santa Fe theatre!
Created as part of Santa Fe’s Collaborative Arts Marketing Pilot Program, TheatreSantaFe.org was conceived by a group of local theatres, artistic directors, and actors to provide the city of Santa Fe with its first ever single source for event listings.
Founded as a way to celebrate theater in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, Theatre Santa Fe brings together the best of the City Different’s live performance companies. These include theatre venues, theatre companies, and theatre people and places: the Adobe Rose Theatre, For Giving Productions, the International Shakespeare Center, Ironweed Productions, The Lensic, Pandemonium Productions, Red Thread Santa Fe, New Mexico Actors Lab, Santa Fe Playhouse, Teatro Paraguas, Theater Grottesco, Theaterwork, and Wise Fool New Mexico.
TheatreSantaFe.org is designed to put all these entities into one convenient web-based location. A virtual meeting place where you can find out what’s going on where, who’s who, who’s where on what dates, and how to contact a theater, a company, a director, a volunteer, a space, a production. A site where Santa Fe’s rich theater community and its audience can find each other.
To be as comprehensive as we should be, though, we need your help. The site will be great if all its parts come together for the greater good. So we need your assistance—consistently—to maintain our status as Santa Fe’s one comprehensive online guide to everything great that’s going on theatrically.
Beyond going to lots of theatre, here’s what else you can do to help:
- Go to TheatreSantaFe.org whenever you need info on the latest theatrical production.
- Share our news with your friends.
- Include the TheatreSantaFe.org logo and link on your website.
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Find us at http://www.theatresantafe.org. If you would like to promote a show, theatrical event, or reading on our Calendar, send your information to listings@TheatreSantaFe.org. Amenities: Entertainment, Meeting Facilities.
Comedy performing arts group called The UnReal Housewives of Santa Fe. Performs for conventions, reunions, charity and other events. Performances are written specifically for each event. To book The UnReal Housewives or for more information call Dennis Carroll at 505 231-0852 or email at Carroll.firstname.lastname@example.org Amenities: Entertainment.