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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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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Now over 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 Santa Fe year-round through performances and education.
550 B St Michael's Drive Ste 1
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-983-5591
Now over 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 Santa Fe year-round through performances and education.
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
Little Leroy and His Pack of Lies Rock n' Roll Band
www.kalimusic.com/LittleLeroy 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!!
No physical location. Visit website.

5053101288
www.kalimusic.com/LittleLeroy 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!!
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.
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.
The New Mexico Performing Arts Society
Now in its eighth 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, Chapel Series at Immaculate Heart, and Santa Fe Flute Immersion, an in-depth masterclass for flutists from high school through professionals.
7038 Camino Rojo
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-474-4513
Now in its eighth 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, Chapel Series at Immaculate Heart, and Santa Fe Flute Immersion, an in-depth masterclass for flutists from high school through professionals.


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