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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.

LensicWith 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.

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AnnaMaria Cardinalli
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. SAN MIGUEL'S BELL TOWER RESTORTION CONCERT SERIES AnnaMaria's Legado y Leyenda Every Thursday - 7:30 PM $20 Cash or Check at the Door of the Chapel
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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. SAN MIGUEL'S BELL TOWER RESTORTION CONCERT SERIES AnnaMaria's Legado y Leyenda Every Thursday - 7:30 PM $20 Cash or Check at the Door of the Chapel
Entreflamenco
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.
135 W. Palace Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-209-1302
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.
Performance Santa Fe
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 & free performing arts experiences to students.
300 Paseo de Peralta, Ste 102
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-984-8759
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 & free performing arts experiences to students.
Stephanie Hatfield - Free Box Music
Stephanie Hatfield invites us into the wonder of her life by shoving us head first into the back seat of a speeding car that is her music. Songwriter, performer, musician & teacher, Hatfield has written countless songs & recorded 4 excellent albums, an ever-evolving soundscape narrative of her passions and her life.
No physical location. Visit website.

505-470-7868
Stephanie Hatfield invites us into the wonder of her life by shoving us head first into the back seat of a speeding car that is her music. Songwriter, performer, musician & teacher, Hatfield has written countless songs & recorded 4 excellent albums, an ever-evolving soundscape narrative of her passions and her life.
Santa Fe Playhouse
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.
142 E De Vargas St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 988-4262
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.
Lensic Performing Arts Center
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.
211 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-988-1234
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.
Cal Haines
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.
No physical location. Visit website.

920-4600
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.
Jean Cocteau Cinema
The Jean Cocteau Cinema is a single-screen art-house cinema owned by George R.R. Martin. The cinema holds an array of events including older and contemporary films, variety shows, comedy shows, book signings, author Q&A, director Q&A, and much more. The Jean Cocteau Cinema also has a full-bar, concessions, an offering of signed books, merchandise, and art for sale.
418 Montezuma Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-466-5528
The Jean Cocteau Cinema is a single-screen art-house cinema owned by George R.R. Martin. The cinema holds an array of events including older and contemporary films, variety shows, comedy shows, book signings, author Q&A, director Q&A, and much more. The Jean Cocteau Cinema also has a full-bar, concessions, an offering of signed books, merchandise, and art for sale.
Center for Contemporary Arts
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.
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-982-1338
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.
Santa Fe Desert Chorale
Founded in 1982 by Larry Bandfield, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale is one of the longest continually performing professional music organizations based in New Mexico, as well as one of the most distinguished. The SFDC is comprised of nationally-based artists, and presents both summer and winter festivals featuring a wide range of choral literature from around the world.
311 E Palace Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-988-2282
Founded in 1982 by Larry Bandfield, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale is one of the longest continually performing professional music organizations based in New Mexico, as well as one of the most distinguished. The SFDC is comprised of nationally-based artists, and presents both summer and winter festivals featuring a wide range of choral literature from around the world.
Theater Grottesco
Founded in Paris in 1983, Theater Grottesco is known internationally for visual and explosive original theater productions that mix classical and modern theatrical styles with bold research of culture and imagination, and bring audiences soulful reflection. TG is a 2017 NEFA National Theater Project award winner.
No physical location. Visit website.

505-474-8400
Founded in Paris in 1983, Theater Grottesco is known internationally for visual and explosive original theater productions that mix classical and modern theatrical styles with bold research of culture and imagination, and bring audiences soulful reflection. TG is a 2017 NEFA National Theater Project award winner.
Nosotros
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.
1515 Camino Sierra Vista, Santa Fe, NM 87505

432-940-9506
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.
Santa Fe Bandstand
The 2019 Santa Fe Bandstand season runs from June 19 thru August 9. From Grammy Award-winning artists to the best of Santa Fe's exploding local music scene, there's something for everyone. Come down to the Plaza, spread out a blanket and break open your picnic basket. The perfect way to spend a cool summer eve in the historic Santa Fe Plaza.
63 Lincoln Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-986-6054
The 2019 Santa Fe Bandstand season runs from June 19 thru August 9. From Grammy Award-winning artists to the best of Santa Fe's exploding local music scene, there's something for everyone. Come down to the Plaza, spread out a blanket and break open your picnic basket. The perfect way to spend a cool summer eve in the historic Santa Fe Plaza.
The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
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.
551 W. Cordova Road, Suite D
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-983-3530
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.
Patricia Wolf Zuber, flutist
Chamber Music at San Miguel Chapel
No physical location. Visit website.

201-572-3444
Chamber Music at San Miguel Chapel
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
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 leadersh
208 Griffin
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-670-4069
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 leadersh


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