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6 Santa Fe Must-See Music and Art March Events

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Throughout the centuries creative musical souls have sought out Santa Fe for the inspiration of its heavenly blue skies, its 300-plus annual days of sunshine, and the combination of mountain light and long shadows that makes the area so inviting to the imagination. Santa Fe became the first U.S. city to be chosen by UNESCO as a Creative City, one of one hundred and sixteen in the world. Artists of all kinds ply their skills year-round, including those talented types who capture it all on canvas or music for us.

There is so much to see and hear during the month of March, you’ll see why it is a local favorite. Here are a few suggestions!

 

One Of The Most Acclaimed And Sought After Chamber Ensembles

Photo courtesy of Calidore String Quartet
Photo courtesy of Calidore String Quartet

On March 5, 2017 Santa Fe Pro Musica presents the Calidore String Quartet. This international prize-winning ensemble is noted for its fiery brilliance, breadth of musicianship, and palpable energy that engages audiences. Musical selections for this special performance are Mozart’s Quartet in D Minor, new work by Caroline Shaw and Dvorak’s Quartet in F Major, Opus 96 “American”.

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Santa Fe Symphony Enters Its 33rd Season

The Santa Fe Symphony is off to an exciting new season-featuring phenomenal talent. (Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Symphony)
The Santa Fe Symphony is off to an exciting new season-featuring phenomenal talent. (Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Symphony)

 

The Santa Fe Symphony presents “Choral Masterworks” on March 12, 2017. The Symphony Chorus will fill Santa Fe’s First Presbyterian Church with three European masses led by Choral Director Dr. Linda Raney…heavenly! Two modern French works by  Duruflé’s: Messee Cum Jubilio for male voices and Faure;’s Messe basse for women’s choir, are complemented by a seventeenth-century Mass in F by Montverdi. A treble-choir setting of Magnificat by twentieth-century British composer Gerald Finzi rounds off the afternoon’s performance. No tickets are required for this performance, but pay-what-you-wish!

 

One Of The Most Vibrant Violinists Of Her Generation

Critically acclaimed violinist Jinjoo Cho has established herself as one of the most vibrant, engaging and charismatic violinists of her generation. Photo courtesy of Diamond Artists International Management
Critically acclaimed violinist Jinjoo Cho has established herself as one of the most vibrant, engaging and charismatic violinists of her generation. Photo courtesy of Diamond Artists International Management

On March 19, 2017,  The Santa Fe Symphony will share the stage with brilliant violinist Jinjoo Cho, recent winner at the Gold Medal at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Her technical talents will be shown to perfection in Glazunov’s infamously challenging concerto, once again led by the symphony’s new Principal Conductor Guilleromo Figueroa. Another Romantic-era piece with a reaching scope will conclude the evening, Mahler’s Fifth symphony and majestic and transformation work. The performance will take place at the Lensic Performing Arts Center and you can purchase tickets here.

 

The Myth And Meanings of Tramp Art

Tramp art definition, folk art of the 19th and 20th centuries utilizing recycled found materials, as cedar or mahogany cigar boxes, shaped into containers, lamps. Photo courtesy of MOIFA
Tramp art definition, folk art of the 19th and 20th centuries utilizing recycled found materials, as cedar or mahogany cigar boxes, shaped into containers, lamps. Photo courtesy of MOIFA

The Museum of International Folk Art opens its new exhibition, “No Idle Hands: The Myth & Meanings of Tramp Art” on March 12, 2017 –  the first large-scale museum exhibition dedicated to tramp art since 1975. Tramp art is the product of industry, a style of woodworking from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made use of discarded cigar boxes and fruit crates that were notched and layered to make a variety of domestic objects. The exhibition will showcase more than 150 examples of tramp art, concentrating on works from the United States, with additional examples from France, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Canada, Mexico and Brazil that demonstrate the arts far reach. The show runs through September 16, 2018.

 

Four Hunks Make Up A String Quartet

Photo courtesy of Well Strung
Photo courtesy of Well Strung

Performance Santa Fe presents Well-Strung. Brilliantly fusing strings with vocals and classical pop, the four men who make up this singing string quartet constantly surprise, with their deft musicianship and electrifying performances.

Don’t miss this special performance on March 14, 2017 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Click here for tickets.

 

 Discover Cady Wells: Ruminations

Cady Wells, Secluded Chapel, circa 1939, watercolor on paper,15 13/16 × 22 7/16 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum. Bequest of the Rebecca Salsbury James Estate, 1968 (2297.23P) Photo by Blair Clark
Cady Wells, Secluded Chapel, circa 1939, watercolor on paper,15 13/16 × 22 7/16 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum. Bequest of the Rebecca Salsbury James Estate, 1968 (2297.23P) Photo by Blair Clark

New Mexico Museum of Art, in partnership with The Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, OK,  presents “Cady Wells: Ruminations” from March 25 to September 17, 2017 . The show will feature more than 25 psychologically penetrating works from this modernist watercolor painter. The works of art detail Wells’ uniquely modernist interpretations of Southwestern landforms and cultural-religious traditions of his time.

The new 2017 Santa Fe Travel Guide is now available and can help you plan your Santa Fe visual and performing arts adventure in March. Why not discover what Santa Fe also has to offer by checking out our Deals and Specials page?

 

 

 

 

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