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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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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.
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 Men's Camerata
Santa Fe Men's Camerata, directed by Karen Marrolli, brings to Northern New Mexico the rich legacy of male choral music.
No physical location. Visit website.

970-903-8854
Santa Fe Men's Camerata, directed by Karen Marrolli, brings to Northern New Mexico the rich legacy of male choral music.
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.
International Shakespeare Center
The International Shakespeare Center provides monthly Shakespeare Talks, a Great Scenes series, Shakespeare reading groups for adults, staged readings, performances, a Youth Shakespeare Festival, a youth performance troupe, and more.
No physical location. Visit website.

505-424-7926
The International Shakespeare Center provides monthly Shakespeare Talks, a Great Scenes series, Shakespeare reading groups for adults, staged readings, performances, a Youth Shakespeare Festival, a youth performance troupe, and more.
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.
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.
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
No physical location. Visit website.

5059836237
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
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.
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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